A quick report. We headed from Salina all the way west to north of Dodge City. A lead upper trough had caused storms to form quite early and they formed into a line. We waited to the north-west of these to see whether any surface based storms would fire. One did but by the time we intercepted it, it had fizzled. We did get some storms out to the west which formed on the dryline west of Scott City. A nice shelf cloud developed and we then headed east with it following us. It made some nice outflow clouds which saved the day from being a total bust. It was nice to be out in the Kansas countryside, regardless.
We headed to Hays for the night. Further thunderstorms are developing as the low level jet rides up over the outflow from the earlier storms. As I write this, lightning is flashing outside with booming thunder...nice!
Tomorrow looks like bringing another round of severe thunderstorms, with parts of south central Kansas and northern Oklahoma being in the firing line for some potential significant weather.