Thursday 10th May 2018 – Nebraska (Enhanced Risk)

Started the day in Burlington with a chase target of between La Grange and Kimball. Got into position early and watched early developments of storms that struggled initially before moving into the better moisture further east over the Nebraska Panhandle. Tracked a Supercell just south of Scottsbluff and punched through the core from the west, this was a strange storm as all the structure was to the west side of the storm. As we approached Broadwater the storm went tornado warned and we watched strong rotation in front of us, we took quite a few golfball sized hailstones and as we turned north towards Bridgeport a Tornado touched down just 500 metres to our east in a field. This Tornado went on to destroy a barn, damage power lines and smash a water irrigation system. We headed South East to Oshkosh and then Ogallalla. After booking a hotel we headed south of town and watched some amazing Cg lightning for about an hour before heading back to the hotel and get some food. We then let a Severe storm roll over the hotel in the early hours. The first Tornado of the 2018 season was under our belts.

Above is our position relative to the Tornado touching down next to us.

Cg lightning South of Ogallalla

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