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Meteorologist George Flickinger's Storm Chasing Pictures and Southern Plains Forecasts
Flickinger Weather
Flickinger Weather
Meteorologist George Flickinger's Storm Chasing Pictures and Southern Plains Forecasts
Flickinger Weather



March 30, 2006: Bad Choice + Wrong Turn= 0 Tornadoes
We discovered that Mackenzie doesn't care for cows...
I made a cardinal bad storm chasing decision this day as I let early convection pull me off my target. Our original target was between Ponca City and Wichita, near the OK/KS state line. However, I let developing storms near and southwest of Oklahoma City veer me that direction. Meanwhile north of Ponca City, storms fired ahead of a strong dry push, later producing small tornadoes near Independence, KS.  We later tried to catch the more northward storms, but I missed a turn while heading toward Kansas. We couldn't recover.
After we broke off the OKC storm, we sped north toward the KS state line. This developing storm is 50 miles away and later tornadoed near Independence, KS.
We couldn't catch the Independence storm, so we patrolled farther south for fresh development along the dryline. These developing storms didn't produce tornadoes as they are "lining out".
This developing tower tries, but fails to stay isolated. Notice the lower clouds left and right of the tower-- a storm line is forming.
No visible lowerings or circulations, but the setting suns creates a bright, beautiful landscape.
My friend Dan joined us this day. He's a cool dude.