I have been pretty busy the last few weeks but I just had to share this image. These are the temperature in Kansas around 2:30pm EST. From Dodge City, Kansas to Wichita, Kansas, the temperature changes from 27 degrees to 72. That is a 45 degree chane in less than 150 miles. Further south the temperature change is 48 degrees in less than 85 miles. Within an hours drive you could go from short sleeves and shorts weather to needing a winter coat. The temperature differential is absolutely outstanding.
In the colder areas further north and west towards Denver there is a blizzard with snow totals of one to two feet in areas. Meanwhile in the plains, in the warm moist gulf air mass is the change for severe weather and tornadoes.