May 22, 2009

5/22/09--Part 2: Storms in NE Colorado

A Denver Convergence Zone developed in the late afternoon. This took the high dew point air previously described in a counterclockwise spiral around Denver International Airport, with some strong storms developing.
We were hoping for a non-supercell tornado (very common with this type of pattern) but, alas, although we had some fun chasing a strong storm (see right) near Akron, the whole area eventually erupted in moderate and heavy rain.
The picture was shot from the location, basically, shown on the radar plot. The yellow circles indicate our GPS position.