Friday 1st July 2022 – Nebraska and Wyoming (Slight Risk)

We started our last day of the season from Chadron with Thunderstorms looking likely to roll off the Front Range of Wyoming and into the Nebraska Panhandle. Seeing as we needed to be in or near Denver for flying home day on Saturday we needed to start North and end South so any storms that would move into South Dakota we would have to leave in the early evening. A few Storms initiated around 3pm west of Lusk and we watched these for a few hours before dropping south towards Torrington and then into Nebraska around the Scottsbluff area. The Tornado risk today was low to almost zero so some structure and cloud art for the Photographers on the trip was needed and today did not let us down. Some Pictures below of the structure in Wyoming and the Sunset from Nebraska to end the Season.

Wednesday 29th June 2022 – North Dakota (Enhanced Risk)

After a few down days and some Astro Photography which even featured weak Aurora we were back into the last 3 days of Storm Action. Starting today in Glendive (MT) the Models were once again struggling like crazy putting initiation all over the place. The SPC had the 2% Tornado Risk in NE North Dakota but that area looked completely capped to me so after having lunch in Bismarck I wasnt going any further east. We actually dropped South to the SD/ND Border and watched some storms that initiated North of the Black Hills roll towards us. But the show was about to start with an arcing line of Supercells erupting near Bowman and it was these we set a course for. The late initiation of these storms meant we only had 90 minutes to enjoy them though.

We simply did not have enough time for these storms to structure up and Sunset Lightning was once again all that was on offer.


On the drive to our Hotel for the night there was some lovely mammatus on the back edge of the storms now to our east.

Saturday 25th June 2022 – Texas Panhandle (Marginal Risk)

Started today in McCook and  not much was on the table storm wise – The Only thing that looked half decent was in the Texas Panhandle so we set course for a slow drive down arriving in the early evening to get ready for overnight Storms and Lightning Opportunities. What we didnt expect was a Nice Supercell east of Canadian which had some nice structure.

We watched mainly multi cells after this congeal into an MCS and headed to our hotel, some really nice Lightning was caught by the guests. One of the pictures below from Chris Davis.