Back to Kansas: April 26, 2016

IMG_2909After a short day off, it was right back to Kansas on Tuesday. The day was being hyped up as a major severe weather event and although it arguably was, the main stories of the day were hail, brief tornadoes and flooding. (Many were expecting a major tornado outbreak, but that did not happen)

I decided to take the northern target and play near the triple point. For much of the afternoon, storms merged into clusters, producing heavy rain and spotty hail. It wasn’t long before I knew it was time to bail out.

With the aforementioned storms over north-central and northeastern Kansas not doing much, I made a last resort plan to ditch the area and head toward the Nebraska border. Some discrete thunderstorms were initiating in the area, so it seemed worth a shot. I would rather have the chance of seeing something isolated, than hang around for an increasingly messy surge of thunderstorms.

Time was running out, but I managed to watch a few thunderstorms develop before the sun went down. The chase day came to a close with this photograph of an approaching storm before daylight completely vanished.

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Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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