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".