Chasing solo and targeting Gillette, Wyoming, I observed towers beginning to break the cap to my northwest at 2:25 MDT.1. The developing cells moved quickly northeast into Montana, and I blasted north in an attempt to catch them. However, my effort was futile, and I focused on another developing cell, which was producing a nice anvil southwest of Biddle, Montana.2. Setting up south of Biddle, I now had a view of the updraft base.3. As the LP moved closer to my location, it continued organizing and exhibited the most beautiful striated structure I've witnessed to date.4.; 5.; 6.; 7.; 8. Bumping north, I let the updraft move nearly overhead as it developed a nice lowering.9. As the cell began moving off the front range, it developed a fairly intense precip. core and displayed a nice updraft base and tower while over some beautiful terrain.10.; 11. However, once the cell moved northeast of Boyes, Montana, it began rapidly dying and the base became quite elevated.12. After checking radar, my attention refocused on a new cell that was developing in nearly the same place as the previous LP. Setting up near Biddle again, I watched as the cell produced a nice meso while the RFD cut around and presented some beautiful structure.13.; 14.; 15. However, the RFD eventually gusted the cell out and the chase ended with a well-developed roll cloud ahead of a heavy precip. core.16.
Although the day fell far short of the predicted tornado outbreak, the LP made this chase one of the most satisfying of the year.