Saturday, May 23, 2015

5/22/2015 County Rd. J. Colorado Storms

Been quiet over here lately.  The weather pattern has not exactly cooperated with our trip the past few days, but Friday yielded a photogenic storm northeast of Pueblo, CO. We started the morning in Amarillo, TX, to an overcast and murky sky, but quickly broke into sunshine near Campo, CO. We pitted in Eads, CO for lunch (yummy restaurant there!) and traveled northeast toward Limon, CO where persistent convection was starting to look more interesting.  We caught up with the cell near Hugo, CO, before it crossed north of the warm front into cooler air, causing the storm to weaken. Our sites then turned to the Pueblo area, where new development near the mountains was progged to head into a more unstable environment.  We watched this beauty of a storm for almost two hours before packing up and heading to Burlington, CO for the evening.  Below are some pictures of yesterday.

MISC:  Overnighted at the swankey Burlington, CO, Best Western Plus. Also, I have never been so COLD on a storm chase!

Pileus forms over a developing updraft 

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