Even the Storms Are Tired
2004 05 18
KS to IA
I started the day by heading to
the lobby to try the high speed internet again, but had no luck. Then we found
there was no local number for Mark’s
We met Kurt from
Things didn’t look all that
We had lunch in
South of Topeka, we found a cell with a lowering and tried to get into position. As the storm intensified, the lowering grew into a big shelf cloud. Once we got closer, we realized this cell looked a lot more intense than it really was. There really wasn’t much left of it except a dramatic-looking shelf cloud.
Rich and Sarah check out what’s left of our storm near Emporia.
Neat looking structure, but no lightning and hardly any rain.
We decided to call it a night and head to the Omaha, Nebraska area. It would be several hours of driving, but we wanted to be in good position for the next day. No one could decide on what to eat so we missed several opportunities for a dinner stop. We ended up in Iowa just east of Nebraska City, Nebraska, which was target area for the next day. We got hotel rooms and were looking for a bite to eat, but it was around midnight now. The Subway at the neighbouring truck stop was closed and the only food was at the truck stop grill. I risked a grilled cheese sandwich, Mark and Rich were a bit more brave. Sarah said she was too tired for food. All in all, not a memorable day weather-wise.
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