There's something about chasing the northern plains that is really special, even on the most marginal days. You can go into it expecting little or next to nothing from a storm, but walk away with one of the best days of the year. I traveled to Wyoming on Saturday, May 31st with low expectations. SPC had released a 2% chance for tornadoes on that day and usually that means you aren't seeing much of anything. I was super excited about being able to return to Wyoming to chase because I love the scenery, not just of the mountains but the sagebrush covered plains as well and I think I got my money's worth. We watched storms go up and down on radar, starting to grow then just as quickly die off. After sticking with one storm for a little bit it finally died and we moved north towards a more robust storm. We found a place to pull over and watch it, and it slowly moved east not in any hurry to do much of anything. The storm wasn't even severe warned when suddenly a small base dropped down from the storm and produced a gorgeous funnel. It was the equivalent of finding the needle in the haystack and was cause for much celebration. Here are the photos from Saturday's chase:
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