Another day of looking for a needle in a haystack.
Modest instability with quite a bit of spin in the
atmosphere thanks to another upper low just to the
west. I chose the wrong storm this day as the
other one did produce a damaging tornado about
20 miles to my north.
|Rain and hail shaft to the northwest of my location southwest of Litchfield, MN in Meeker county.
A wider view of the storm. Definitely not a big supercell day but sometimes up here you don't need it. After what I learned on the Iowa day
back in May I was hoping the NST index would come though again. It did. Just not on the storm I chose.
Structure wise this was about the coolest it looked. Not bad with a collar around the precip and even a hint of an erosion in progress on the
|Eventually it lined out and started to sink to the southeast.
|Putting the rain down on the corn.
|Shelf coming across Belle Lake north of Hutchinson MN
|North of Silver Lake MN I though this would be a good cell to try out the lightning trigger on.
|It was throwing some CG's just behind the forward flank updraft area.
And in staying consistent ever since I
got that trigger, not a CG. I swear that
thing is the best lightning deflector ever.