Storms Near Valentine, NE

June 27, 2005

This was another frustrating day. We initially targeted the area just south of Sioux Falls, SD along the cold front, but when we arrived, the thunderstorms were developing farther northeast in Minnesota. These storms were rather linear and not much to see. At the same time, the best storm of the week was developing far to the west, near Scottsbluff, Nebraska. This storm was a cyclic tornado producer and had some pretty incredible structure as well. See Potter, NE website for images of this storm. It was well out of range for us. We stopped to have dinner in northern Nebraska, and when we came out, there was a tornado-warned cell 100 miles to our west. By the time we got there, the storm had weakened, but other storms gave us a nice lightning show as we arrived at our hotel in Valentine, NE.

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