Sunday, May 25, 2014

Northeast Colorado Supercell - 21 May 2014

Crystal Kerber and myself chased an HP supercell from the eastern suburbs of Denver east to Last Chance, CO.  After waiting for initiation in Limon, we headed west on I-70 as a storm matured over Denver.  We reached the cell as it began producing large hail and a few weak tornadoes over the eastern metro area.  The storm quickly developed into an HP supercell, with its rear flank filled with heavy precipitation and cold outflow.  The storm went through several interesting low-level mesocyclone cycles during the next few hours, but none appeared to pose a significant threat for tornadogenesis.  We finally let the storm go as the cell approached Last Chance.

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