This last stretch is 1235 miles (1987 kilometers) would take me through Kansas and Iowa, notorious tornado country.
A lot of the scenery is similar to Ontario and made for a pleasant, though long, drive. As I passed through Kansas the weather was becoming very ominous and I was aware that this was potentially tornado season. This became parent as I moved past Kansas City and on to Des Moines, Iowa, Very quickly there was a rapid drop in temperature and the sky turned a mustard-green. The radio was full of warnings to be vigilant.
Cleared Kansas without any problems but as I was crossing Iowa I came across strange weather. One moment the sun was shining on a wheat fields and minutes later the complete reverse was happening. Deciding that perhaps it was time to stop taking photos and get on the move turned out to be a good plan as day turned to night and the rain came down in a deluge. In my rear view mirror I could see the formation of not one but two funnel clouds. Fortunately nothing materialized fully but I wasn't going to wait around to witness natures anger.
|Iowa farm field with approaching storm|
|Within moments things turned to this.|
|Then the rain came.|
Epilogue to follow....