Today turned out to be a pretty good day all things considered! We were up early and left Dodge City by 10 am. It was a fairly uneventful trip to get from Dodge City to our target of McCook, NE with the exception of road work being done south of Gove, KS. We were detoured almost 40 miles west and ended up taking hwy 83 into McCook. Oh well it ended well!!
Stopped for lunch in McCook at a Texas Barbeque place on the west side of town. You can find out more information about the place, location and the name on Chuck's web site once he has it up and running http://flame.org/~cdoswell It was yummy and they have wi-fi available so it was a doubly good stop for us.
Based on the information that Chuck garnered from the wi-fi stop we headed north to North Platte NE and spent some time visiting at the NWS forcast office there. Great bunch of guys were manning the desks today and we enjoyed visiting with them.
Chuck received a call from John Monteverdi and Cameron Redwine who were also chasing in this area and we met up at the NWS. I feel like John is family and it is always enjoy seeing him every year. After a quick look at Threat Net it was decided to attempt an intercept of a storm coming at us from the south west. We drove north to Thedford and after awhile it was determined that the storm south looked better so we back tracked to North Platte then went west on I 80 to catch hwy 25 south. Unfortunately before we got there the storm died and we headed back to North Platte to the hotel.
We are staying at the Comfort Inn on the south side of town. After going to supper at Margarita's (they have Mexican that is as good as any TexMex I have had down south) we came back to the hotel and it was determined that tomorrow looks like a down day and we are looking for some type of diversion for tomorrow....maybe a movie!!
No pictures to share today. I will get Chuck, John, and Cameron to hold still long enough to get one tomorrow! Stay tuned for StormChase 2010!!