This was the best chase day of 2008 for me. Shawn H, Joel L, Ross B, Ron B, and myself started the day in Colby. Around 5:15 PM we saw a skiny rope tornado near Grainfield, KS. We were stuck in the rain for a while and only had a minute or two to take pictures and video once we got out of it. About an hour later around 6:20 just a bit down I-70 at Voda Road, we witnessed a very large dusty wall cloud cross the interstate. The wind flowing into this was at least 30 MPH. While there didn't appear to be a tornado at any point, it was the coolest thing of the whole trip.
Video Summary, including the dusty meso and the tornado:
Still pictures form the day:
Our chase group, minus me
Tornado near Grainfield. My video camera wasn't recording. :(
Between Collyer and Waukeene on I-70. Lightning flash under the dusty meso, showing it wasn't on the ground.
Lightning flash under the dusty meso, showing it wasn't on the ground.
The dusty meso.
Wacthing the meso go by and out of reach on gravel roads.
Watching a ground scraping somethingrather earlier in the day.