So, for the week leading up to the Monday, March 23rd severe weather "outbreak", I was convinced that Sunday would be the proverbial "Day Before The Day". Since we had the entire weekend to play with, nobody had any argument about hitting the road early Sunday to be in Russell, Kansas that night and ready to chase Monday. As the days closed toward Sunday, the chances for severe looked less optimistic. We "targeted" the Garden City, Kansas area and made our way south toward there from Oakley.
The cirrus shield never moved off. We remained capped and although the southerlies were absolutely howling (as they were the next day as well), we just couldn't get much moisture to come on up.
So, we drove through Greensburg ... my first ever time in the city, which was very interesting. I took some video but it's painfully boring, so I'm not going to post it. There, we met John & Michael O'Keeffe and had sort of come to the conclusion that nothing was going to happen. We got a bite to eat at the Playa Azul Restaurant in Pratt, Kansas (not really a fan) and then hung out for the sunset before heading to Russell to spend the night.
All in all, it was an interesting tour of Southcentral Kansas ... hopefully I'll send out my report from Monday, March 23rd some time soon!
2022 Great Plains storm expedition logs
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