Back to the High Plains: May 7

imageIt was back on the road for May 7th for the first High Plains storm chase of May. The prior day was a travel day from Georgia to Kansas, putting me into great position to start the chase with a target in eastern Colorado.

The afternoon began with plenty of photogenic structure opportunities with severe thunderstorms in the area. One challenge was a lack of cell service, so I heavily relied upon observations from the ground and warning statements broadcast on weather radio.


By late afternoon, with storms moving north into far northeastern Colorado, I made a decision to drop east-southeast into Kansas for the potential of additional supercell thunderstorms into the evening.


I was not disappointed as I witnessed multiple supercells into the night with towering structure and vivid lightning.


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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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