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Third Chase Day - Low Potential

Good morning. Just leaving Wichita, KS and heading to Pratt, KS. We spent the night in Wichita and ate at a great restaurant called Texas Roadhouse (yes, Family Guy jokes ensued). Woke up early this morning to an intense thunderstorm. No tornado or hail risk just a lot of rain, lightning, thunder and wind. It is technically our first thunderstorm of the chase and thus makes today not a bust! As fun as that morning convection was to watch, it worked over the atmosphere and will most likely inhibit convection later today. The morning convection stabilized the atmosphere somewhat and we're fairly overcast right now. If we can get enough clearing in the next little while and get some daytime heating, we'll be able to destabilize the atmosphere which will aid in some afternoon/evening convection. The SPC's convective outlook for today is, for lack of a better word, HUGE! It covers most of the continental U.S. 

   THE STRONGEST DEEP-LAYER VERTICAL SHEAR /40-50
   KT/ WILL RESIDE ACROSS OK INTO SRN KS...DECREASING TO 30-35 KT IN
   NEB.  AS SUCH...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED STORMS /INCLUDING
   SUPERCELLS/ WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON INTO EVENING WITH THE
   PRIMARY HAZARD BEING LARGE HAIL.

There are storms occurring right now in eastern Oklahoma into Arkansas but it's far too early and the storms look like a mess. We're headed back to western Kansas (most likely Pratt) because, in our opinion, is our best chance for some afternoon/evening convection. 

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