April 30 -- More Sun and a few Cumulus Clouds

By: TWCTornadoHunt , 10:16 PM GMT on May 02, 2013

The Tornado Hunt project departed the greater Kansas City area hoping for maybe seeing a few storms develop across northern Kansas thus the GPS set for Salina/Junction City area and then make a decision based on afternoon situation. By 2-3pm, the team made the call to head north off I-70 into north eastern Kansas north of Junction City and watched slow development of clouds and weak development of very sparse rain-producing clouds in the distance. Another frustrating but somewhat expected lack of storms to form. We even hoped for some average thunderstorms to at least wet down the farmers fields in the area. The highlight was actually watching (and listening) to the nearby Ft. Riley training area where Apache helicopters were firing rounds at targes well into the distance. Never heard that sound before so we were all impressed. We turned back south and called it a day and had eyes on Texas for Wednesday. We knew to the north the front was approaching with not so much thunderstorms but a winter storm event moving into the Plains/Midwest for the next day. This was just not matching up to the calendar saying it was May 1.

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