Wall Cloud

It seems like every time I drive on I-80 (this time West bound from Chicago back to Des Moines), I cross a massive storm.  Today it was tornado warnings and blinding rain.  I had to stop.  The track of the highly probable tornadic activity was to the southeast staying out over more rural areas.  When I could actually see through the rain again, I put the hammer down and bolted.  As I approached Des Moines, it was sunny and 90 degrees.  The humidity level right now is 22%…approaching California Santa Ana conditions.  It’s just different here in the Midwest.  You can have incredible t-storms and hail 20 miles from your house where it’s dry, calm, and pleasant.  I’d like to get into storm chasing…but right now, I’ll stick with "storm outrunning".

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