Wednesday June 16, 2010 - Thursday June 17, 2010

Chase Partners:

Departure Location:
Altus, OK

Target Area:
Wichita, KS

Final Location:
Detroit, MI

1,108 miles

A picture of the CSWR crew by Katelyn Pfeister

With VORTEX 2 operations complete all I had to do was find a way to Wichita, KS for my flight on the 17th. Jim LaDue and the NSSL crew brought me to Norman, OK on the 16th where I got to tour the National Weather Center. I was planning on hitching a ride back with someone from the Norman, OK crew when I departed...however I did not expect to end up in the TX Panhandle and have to get back north. After struggling to find a rental car at a decent price I finally caught a break from AVIS for a one way rental to Wichita, KS. I arrived in Wichita in the early evening and waited for my plane to leave Thursday afternoon. Here are some final stats from the trip:

Number of States Chased: 8

Number of Days on VORTEX 2: 11

Number of Tornadoes witnessed: 6

Number of Pictures taken: 1,704

Total Distance: 6,797 miles

Here are some pictures taken of me on VORTEX 2 taken by various people on the project.  Special thanks to Katelyn Pfeister, Rachel Humphrey, Tim Marshall, Carrie Cunningham, Ed Smith, Ryan McGinnis and Erin Jones for the pictures.

A picture of me taken by Rachel Humphrey
Morris Weisman...Tim Marshall and myself taken by Carrie Cunningham.
 A picture of us taking pictures taken by Ed Smith.
 Introducing myself as I first met up with VORTEX 2 taken by Ryan McGinnis
The Vortex 2 crew on a storm in Nebraska taken by Ed Smith
The CSWR group in the Nebraska Panhandle taken by Ed Smith
The V2 group at a restaurant taken by Tim Marshall
 The last night of V2 taken by Erin Jones
Katelyn and I in the Texas Panhandle taken by Erin Jones
 Markers on Google Maps where I shot video

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