2014 continued it's ways of taking me to the north with a setup on the Kansas/Oklahoma border, but this time it was at least only three hours away instead of the 6-8 hour trips I had been taking all year.
The storms fired just north of the Kansas border near South Haven, where only a year ago I was chasing a beautiful rope tornado. I thought there might be magic again as only one cell formed in the beginning and quickly produced a wall cloud. It was heavily rotating and floated over Geuda Springs as it moved east and eventually made its way to Arkansas City, so close to producing a tornado. As it started getting dark, another huge cell came in from the west and I had to make a choice whether to stay on the storm I was on or drop to the south so I didn't get blasted. I chose to drop off and go south because it was the only road that would take me south for another 50 miles, and that choice would be my biggest mistake in a great day, as it produced a tornado about 20 minutes after I left it. Here's the haul from the day:
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