Both my visuals and updates on wx radio as we headed toward the storm indicated that the storm was builiding to the NW as it drifted NE very slowly, leading to almost a northward motion. Around 6:45 we heard new SVR warning for NE St. Louis Co. and E. St. Charles Co. This meant the storm would stay in MO rather than crossing into IL, at least until it moved north into the Alton area.from north St. Louis Co. No way was I going into N. St. Louis Co. traffic, but we could approach to the river and look across at the storm, which still had a nice hard updraft.
Around 6:50, as we had a nice view from the river bottomlands south of Wood River, I took one pic through the windshield. That did it! Within 5 minutes the updraft eroded away to the point of nothingness. I told Alice the show was over, we made a U turn, and 5 minutes later the SVR warning was cancelled just 15 minutes after it was issued. Nobody can compete with me when it comes to killing a nice storm!
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