Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Montana (Slight Risk)

Today was a travel / chase day from Nebraska all the way to SE Montana to be in a good position for the next few days and some decent 60knt South Westerly 500mb flow impacting the Northern Plains from a stationery Trough parked out west and with moisture streaming north it was looking good for the last 3 days of the trip. Models today had a few Supercells initiating along the Big Horns of Wyoming and Southern Montana and had these tracking east into SE Montana and NW South Dakota into the early evening so our plan was to connect with these storms in the early evening mainly for Lightning opps. After a lunch in Alliance we continued on and booked rooms in Belle Fourche knowing that the storms should be impacting this area but still had time to venture into SE Montana to have a look at the storms before they chased us back to the hotel, the Mammatus in the forward flank was stunning.

Storms had already congealed at this point so we headed back to the hotel and watched lightning for about 2 hours impacting our hotel, I even managed to get some Cg’s on my Canon which I will upload at a later date.

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