Hotel location: Sterling, CO
Intercept location: La Grange, WY
VORTEX2 targeted a right-moving supercell that formed north of Cheyenne, WY. An X-Band radar was sampling the storm as mobile mesonets took measurements within the hook echo and tornado cyclone. All radars were deployed at the time of tornadogenesis, and valuable dual-Doppler data was collected. Sticknets, disdrometers all reported good deployments. 3 pre-storm balloon soundings were taken, and 16 during the storm. Photogrammetry teams were able to perform analyses on the storm.
This remains the best case.