The afternoon of June 6 was hot, muggy and atmospherically unstable, with CAPE values reaching around 1,500 j/kg. A low pressure system far in the south help to initiate scattered thunderstorms around 3 p.m.

Storms were not orgnaized and fired all over Nebraska, convection was trying to shoot up all over the place but many quickly died out. One or two storms, especially one near Elm Creek lasted longer than the rest, earning a severe thunderstorm warning during the beginning of it's life. This storm too would die out rather quickly.

Direction of storm travel was odd this afternoon. Most storms travel in a southwest to northeast motion. These storms were traveling directly west. Winds aloft were blowing to the east, giving storms an appearance which didn't seem to match their motion. Storm tops were blown down shear as the bases churned ahead.

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