Despite falling behind on this blog, the past two months have been exceptionally busy and productive. Still on a roller coaster of sorts but surviving. Per the title of this entry, on Sunday June 28th I had some free time so I stepped out with zero expectations to intercept an advancing line of storms coming into Sangamon county. The greatest risk for severe weather was much further to the southwest roughly along the Mississippi river. A cell bearing remarkable characteristics including a 'hook' canvassed the Springfield metropolitan area and quickly went severe for large hail. Positioning to the SE of this storm, I was treated to an unbelievable experience. The bark was worse than it's bite for in spite of considerable motion, cool outflow undercutting the base helped to mitigate the tornado threat. Small to medium sized tree debris littering the path home was indicative of strong wind regardless.
After dark from a separate cluster near home.