May 26, 2010

May 26: Adjusted Target--eastern CO

We decided to chase into Colorado today as a Denver Vorticity Convergence Zone is setting up. And, we did indeed run into a nice looking, sculpted supercell. For a brief moment in its lifecycle (~30 minutes) it spun up a wall cloud, and looked good on radar.

However, the low level rotation never tightened up. The wall cloud never looked like a tornado producer, although a few funnel clouds did develop (you can see one on the left, south side of the wall cloud in the picture below).

We followed the storm as it slowly propagated northeastward. While it was near Inerstate 76, its base shrunk, and we decided to call it a day.

We overnighted in Fort Collins.