Started in Woodward, OK after fixing some tire problems, then headed for NE CO where storms were expected in mid/late afternoon. First we intercepted a photogenic supercell near Brush, CO with had really healthy and strong wall cloud.
We followed it for more than 1hr when it dissipated slowly and created a very nice rainbow/mammatus/landscape sunsets ever like on this photo…
We then blasted north into W NE towards an isolated supercell ahead of the small line of storms. It was very nicely shaped and striated, with lots of lightning flashes…
Ended up in Sidney, NE for the night and position for next and actually lasst chase day in eastern CO. Stay tuned.
Started in Limon, CO and targeted SE Colorado for storms in the afternoon. Storms coming from the CO moutains were high based for long time while there was an outflow boundary sitting SE-NW oriented from just E of Garden City towards Burlington, CO. One SFC based supercell storm fired near KS/CO border on this boundary about an hour before the line of high based storms came from CO. When they collided, the supercell went rapidly into tornadic phase and produced a big cone funnel lifting some dust on the ground. It was there for short period of time only before intense RFD wrapped the circulation and hit us. We were blasting south to get out of it while tons of dust was blowing into us, what an extreme windy environment that was!
When we later arrived to near Guymon, OK to be on the tail-end charlie storm, there indeed was a big supercell, nicely striated and several intense plates above the wall cloud.
We continued ESE across OK Panhlandle and ended up in Woodward, OK for the night after shooting well structured shelf cloud along the leading edge of an intense bow echo which formed from these afternoon/evening storms and was actually blasting until this morning across S KS, whole OK and parts of NW TX.
Playing NE CO again today, stay tuned.
Started in Lincoln, NE and headed to near Cheyenne, WY where we expected storms to fire in mid afternoon within upslope flow. These storms were strugling to organize at first with lack of backing LL winds, stayed high based and elevated most of the time. Prior to the evening, when storms moved into NE CO, they simply went crazy. Every tower/storm went quickly striated into nice LP supercells, if only they were all just 2 hrs before so we would see them all in good light. After the first one we saw at least 5 more in the area…
Later in evening, more supercells were firing off the mountains N of Denver and we followed them until mid night, very impressive sightning with striated structure, lightning, Milky way and Moonlight over the structure.
Ended up in Limon, CO for the night and position for today’s chase from E CO into SW KS. Stay tuned!