Colorado Chasing

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Arkansas River and approaching supercell thunderstorm, June 6, 2014

Yet another season where I schedule my chase vacation in May, and all the tornadoes occur in June. 🙁
But I still got out a few times this month for local chases within a couple hours drive of home; one of the prettiest storms was this one that formed up by Limon and tracked southeast into Kiowa and Bent Counties in southeast Colorado on June 6th. I caught up with it around Arlington, and shot some shaky time lapse of the storm sucking up dust over the dry plains. Close to sunset, I set up near the Arkansas River and took some shots of the approaching storm to the north. It was still kicking up a lot of dust, and was quite impressive as dusk approached!

Arkansas River,sunset

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The Arkansas River at sunset, June, 2014

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Tornadic Supercell, June 6, 2014

Right around sunset the storm produced a brief tornado near Hasty, Colorado, but I was already headed home at this point (and I didn’t miss much based on the photos!)
Finally, I took some lightning shots near Las Animas, as the storm continued to be highly electric well after dark. Definitely a worthwhile chase in the familiar plains of southeast Colorado!

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Hasty supercell after sunset

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2 Responses to Colorado Chasing

  1. Nicolaus Wegner says:

    Cool beans Stan!

    Let’s hope July brings a few more high plains storms. We will be in WY/NE/SD this next few days. Hoping for decent structure…doubtful on tornadoes, but you never know.

  2. Stan Rose says:

    Baseball size hail in Nebraska today–crazy stuff! Be safe…

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