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Eastern Colorado spawns rotating storm - May 31 2006
« on: 05 June 2006, 11:54:43 PM »
We left Amarillo and checked data at Lamar. We met up with Sam and Al north of Lamar ona side road and got to the storm as it approached Limon. It was already in a HP state there though we did get a look at the rotating base. The storm became outflow dominant so we headed for the small cells near Colorado Springs in case an LP spun up. We got drfits of small hail due to high elevation and slow moving cell. It was quite pretty to have hail and reflection of lightning. I did not know that the terrain there got as high as 2300 metres which is higher than Australia's highest mountain.

Supercell near Limon









East of Limon



Hail had covered the road from the supercell earlier near Limon which was cleared prior to our westward progress:



Some cells that went severe later in the day near Colroado Springs:




These are the cells that became almost stationary and dumped copious amounts of hail in short periods in very high elevation.

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Daniel Shaw happened to be well behind us and ran into the hail drifts earlier - now you know what they would have had to use snow plows to clear the main interestate  I-70. Check it out!


http://www.severestorms.com.au/      go to the 31st May 2006 day

The video direct link:

http://www.dsconsultancy.com/storms/video/20060531_video_1.wmv

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Re: Eastern Colorado spawns rotating storm - May 31 2006
« Reply #3 on: 04 July 2006, 04:16:38 PM »
More of Jimmy's photos can be found here:
I would just like to let u know what a fantastic site this is for weather freaks like myself. i love watching a decent storm, and your site has fantastic pics on it. Thankyou for giving me the chance to become a member.
Kind Regards John Collier
http://australiasevereweather.com/photography/photos/new/jd2006060305.html

and

http://australiasevereweather.com/photography/photos/new/jd2006060306.html

regards, Michael