I was out shooting for some rushed weather video for TWC and shooting some snow video in a pinch to get to them for the evening show.
The chase gear needed to be modified some. I needed to wear the winter weather gear as the OAT is 42F out.
But it was worth it. One of the first images of 2007 made my season since I have been trying for a while to get this shot.
Ended up at the same Shell gas station with Bill, Eric, Mel, David, Tony, and some new chasers that asked it they could tag along too.
For hours and hours this morning I reviewed data, looked at the ruc, reviewed even more data and picked two targets. One near Albert Lea to Owatanna MN and the other near Hastings MN.
Since Hastings MN is on the Mississippi River and the target area would be in Wisconsin, I said, eh, NO.
So I went with the southern option.
It looks like a chase day is coming together but it is coming together in the worst area to chase in, SE MN and Wisconsin. I will post more later
ALTHOUGH CLOUDS/PCPN MAY BE IN THE REGION EARLY IN THE MORNING...
SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME PREVALENT BY MID/LATE MORNING
AS WARM FRONT LIFTS NWD INTO THE AREA AND LOW LEVEL WARM ADVECTION
SHIFTS INTO ONTARIO. SOUTH OF THE WARM FRONT...55 TO 60 DEGREE
DEWPOINTS SHOULD SPREAD NWD INTO AT LEAST THE SRN HALF OF THE SLIGHT