Monday 13th June 2022 – South Dakota (Slight Risk)

Another day and another High Plains risk around the Wyoming and South Dakota border. SPC actually had a 5% risk in North Dakota but my attention was drawn to a Surface Low approaching the WY/SD Border area near Belle Fourche so it was that little town that was my target for a 2nd day running. Today would be a late cap breaker so we spent the day at a local State Park and some of the guys did some swimming. We headed back into Belle Fourche and waited with numerous other chasers as the Cumulus started to get more agitated around 7pm.

We headed North around 715pm as Precip started to show on radar and was surprised to see a baby needle funnel cloud associated with no storm just hanging out north of Belle Fourche for a good 10 minutes so watched this little guy for a time.

Storms today seemed to be very low topped around 25k feet and quite slow moving so we had plenty of time on deserted roads to get some nice shots of the building late evening storms.

Some very Interesting features SW of Hoover (SD) but no ground contact was seen at our location just a low hanging wall cloud not surprising given the 73/65 spreads

We headed further North and East to track these storms but light was starting to fade, just enough time before we headed back to Rapid City for a structure shot, but a very underwhelming day in the end.

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