Friday, June 12, 2009

6/12 - 11am CDT - Marginal Storm Threat

We're heading south from La Junta, CO to intercept some storms that will fire shortly. Shear, instability (don't need much with upslope flow), and moisture look OK, but everything else looks pretty tame this morning. In any case, we'll see what forms and chase what we can today. I'm not really expecting anything impressive, but things can change quickly out here. I'll post later if things improve or if we find a good storm.

If you haven't seen the video and pictures in the post below, I highly suggest you do so. We saw an amazing pair of supercells merge in Eastern Colorado yesterday, but they just stopped short of putting down a tornado. I was able to get up-close video of Sean Casey's TIV II (Tornado Intercept Vehicle II) from Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers and a brief rope funnel as well.

I'll be on Twitter and Facebook as usual today.


Anonymous said...

It was nice to have you visit La Junta. We'd be glad to have you come back any time.
Jennifer Justice
La Junta citizen

Ryan Hoke said...

Thanks, it was an excellent place to stay! I hope we're able to come through next week (though let's hope the severe weather stays outside city limits).