Tag: colorado

25 Jan

May 23, 2021 – Limon, Colorado

I began the day at a hotel in Chadron because I was lazy the previous day and relied on the SPC day 2 forecast to figure out where I needed to be. They were showing a 5% tornado risk in western South Dakota so I figured get as far north as I could. That turned out to bite me in the ass as when I woke up and did my forecast it looked like I needed to be back in Colorado and the SPC 13z day one expanded the 5% risk all the way down past I-70 along the Colorado/Kansas border.

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25 Jan

May 22, 2021 – Northeast Colorado

Meridonal flow along with 60 degree dewpoints impinging on the highplains of Colorado and New Mexico meant a good shot at severe thunderstorms in the high plains. While low level shear was initially lacking, it was forecast to pick up as the day wore on so there was a shot a tornado. I had spent the night in Sidney after a bust the previous day as we entered day 2 of my mini chase vacation.

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22 Jan

July 12, 2020 – Colorado / Nebraska

July 12th featured a chance for supercells along the Front Range and with the strong low level lapse rates it was expected that storms would be capable of large hail and eventually evolve into clusters with a strong wind component later in the evening. SPC had outlined a 2% tornado risk in Eastern Colorado and forecasts were showing low 60°F dewpoints which is pretty good for the High Plains.

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