June 13, 2001

Since I had to work until 2pm, there was no way in heck I was going to catch the big show up in northern KS/southern NE. There was going to be a cap problem in the southern Plains today, but after looking at the data I thought there was a slight chance of at least something going up near the triple-point/surface low in southwestern Kansas. The only question would be would it go up before dark? By the time I got to Enid, it was around 6pm and I saw no signs of any storms going up along the horizon. I realistically didn't think I'd make it all the way up to Dodge City area by sunset either, so therefore I turned around and headed home to prepare for what perhaps would be a better chance of storms closer to home the next day. On the way back, I could see what was left of the anvil from the isolated storm that fired over Jackson County OK. Storms ended up firing in my target area of southwest Kansas, but of course they did so after the sun went down.

Today gets no ranking since I called it off early. At least I got to see my first LIVE armadillo today!!!

Total Chase Mileage: 240 miles
Total Chase Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes

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