4/12/2022 Central Kansas Cap Bust

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April 12 provided a conditional severe threat across the Central Plains, with the idea that the cap, or the lid on the atmosphere could be breached, and if it were, severe weather would be imminent.

Fast forward to 7:30 pm on the evening of 4/12 – the bubbling cumulus as pictured below was unable to break the cap, leading to what storm chasers refer to as a “Cap Bust.” No storms would develop in this area until after dark when the Cold Front swept through, developing a squall line of severe storms.

Watching cumulus build on the dryline near Hutchinson, Kansas. Live stream is up on live.highwaysandhailstones.com #kswx
Watching cumulus build on the dryline near Hutchinson, Kansas. Live stream is up on live.highwaysandhailstones.com #kswx



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