2004 AUGUST 25: CHILLICOTHE, MO SUPERCELL

I did the light speed dash, as MikeP called it, for the not-so-supercell near Chillicothe. This after spending the better part of two days and the morning firming up my ST-posted target of KC to Manhattan to Emporia. Too bad it doesnít count if youíre not there when the tornado drops! Doh!

I canít think of any reason we shouldnít have headed east, however, between the mad-veering winds in Kansas, plummeting helicities, strong cap, and surprising baroclinicty along state highway 36. Seemed like a no-brainer at the time. As a consolation prize I have this wall cloud and a vivid rainbow that my camera and processing skills fail to render well.
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