Officially it was the second chase of the season, but to me it was the first real chase of the 2014 Spring season. A warm front was advancing its way northward while a dryline was pushing its way eastward, creating conditions for a stormy day. A tornado watch had been issued for the area around 3pm and it would last until 10pm for a sliver of territory ranging from Western Oklahoma all the way up to Eastern Missouri, but there was no guarantee that there would be any storms at all. I drove north through Kingfisher, up to Hennessey where I made my first stop of the day. After looking at the forecast models again, I figured the storms would fire a little farther north so I drove up to Helena and ultimately ended up along the Oklahoma/Kansas border when the first storm developed. I raced north only to see it give way to a second storm that had developed to the southwest. I then drove west of Anthony, KS and waited for it to come to me. It was a fairly quick moving storm but was heading more n/ne so I was able to intercept it fairly easily. I ended up getting a lot of good photos and although I didn't see any tornadic activity the chase was far from a bust. I also ended up getting some video of a wall of dust coming at me from the downburst of winds underneath the storm.
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