This entry details a storm chase from July 7th, 2011.
With the Monsoon in full swing on the Western Slope, I actually started to have a little hope that I'd get the opportunity to see a decent storm or two. On the previous evening, I scored my first "bolt in frame" shot on the Western Slope, as unmemorable as it was. This evening yielded yet another possibility for lightning.
A fast-moving shortwave which you can see in the image below was on its way in and by 2Z, convection began to erupt in eastern Utah. I headed out into the desert to set up and await my chance.
Finally, I was starting to feel a little better about the weather out here.
2011YTD Mileage: 1662
SPC Risk: Categorical
Max Hail: None
Other Phenomena: None
Applicable Mesoscale Discussions: None
Applicable Weather Watches: None
Storm Reports for July 7th