Had a little play with some non-severe storms in eastern Colorado yesterday (Sunday), they were very outflow dominant (temp dropped from 27C to 13C) with a nice gust front kicking up dust, and a lot of rain but not much hail. We chased the line of storms down to Limon (CO), parked up and let it come over us - if nothing else, it cleaned the numerous bug smears on our windscreen!
|Outflow-dominant thunderstorm approaching Limon (CO) [Photo courtesy of Nick Parnell]|
|Sunset by the Rockies [Photo courtesy of Nick Parnell]|
So here we are Monday morning up earlier than any of the days so far, to drive 4 hours northwards to Gillette (WY) where we plan to have lunch and assess how things are shaping up. Chance for supercells with large hail and gusty winds, and perhaps a tornado, across the far NE of Wyoming and across into the Dakotas during this afternoon and evening.
Tuesday and Wednesday looking even more promising at the moment, so here's hoping for a few active days coming up! So far we've witnessed a thunderstorm every single day of the trip....
|31 May 2015 GPS Tracker Route Map|
2015 STORM CHASE stats thus far:
McDonald's tally: 6
Applebee's tally: 5
Distance driven: 1,991 miles
States visited: 5