Sunday 13th May 2018 – Colorado – (Marginal Risk)

Started and ended the day in Limon Colorado with another weak Denver Cyclone day ahead. HRRR showed a nice lone Supercell erupting and moving east of DIA. We had a very leisurely lunch and waited it out until around 4pm before a Storm got its act together near Last Chance, we headed up Highway 71 past the wind farm and took Highway 34 west to stop just NE of the now Classic Supercell. A beautiful sight before us and the group had got to see this storm develop from a puffy cumulus to full blown Supercell before their eyes.

The storm was now running into Capped air and a stationery front to its north and once it crossed north of the front it promptly died. But not before we got a few panorama shots. Rotation was never great with this storm and even though we had a 2% Tornado risk it never looked like producing a Tornado.

We then went back south to Limon and booked the same rooms again at the Econolodge, as we were thinking about dinner in Oscars another pair of Supercells got their act together so back North on Highway 71 we went to observe and hopefully get some lightning but the storms were strangely quiet on the Cg front.

Below Updraught of the late evening Supercell near Last Chance.

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