My expectations were a little bit higher on the day. I expected it to be messy, and it was… I expected there to be some hail producing storms, which there were… and I expected a tornado or two, which there wasn’t. I headed north on I-35 and exited at Belle Plaine, playing around in storms between Winfield and Derby. A nicer storm developed which was producing severe hail and I followed northward across the western parts of Wichita. I observed quarter size hail in Clearwater – the first time I’ve observed severe hail in Sedgwick County. Most of the storms were small and messy, much like the picture at the top of this page which I shot near Wellington on my way home. A good way to work all the bugs out of the systems that have been sitting for the last nine months.