High Plains Getaway
I’ve been spending a few days in the central High Plains before I eventually move northeast for more storm chasing opportunities. Today was a relatively low-end day in terms of severe threats, but even some of the least impressive days in the High Plains can still be very picturesque.
I drifted west in Colorado and although some convection developed, most of the thunderstorms did not reach severe limits. I meandered across eastern Colorado before some thunderstorms started getting their act together in far western Kansas. Although there were a few severe reports from these thunderstorms, nothing terribly significant was observed.
I took the early evening hours to drive around the small town of Minneola, KS, where I was staying for a few nights. I was able to capture some classic Kansas scenes, including one below of a sunflower against the setting sun:
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