2005 May 18
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Chase Area:  Eastern Kansas
Scott Currens, Scott Blair, Amos Magliocco, Scott Eubanks, the Weathervine crew, and myself targeted eastern Kansas for supercells later that afternoon.
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HP Supercell - Emporia, Kansas
Storms fired near Emporia and quickly became outflow dominant.  The shelf structure was decent, but mostly the lightning was amazing!  When we finally called it a night we drove north back to I-35 northeast of Emporia and encountered severe winds.  We measured 60mph sustained winds for about 12 minutes and had gusts of 70 mph.  This resulted in the closure of the I-35 eastbound lane due to semi-trucks being blown over and debris scattered on the highway.
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