Dusty tornadic supercell and shelf clouds in SW Kansas, June 16th

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.

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