21. May 2014 · Comments Off on Day 10: Colorado (Rain-Wrapped Tornado) · Categories: Great Plains 2014

Today brought me into eastern Colorado to chase a storm that (allegedly) wound up producing a tornado which sounded the city sirens. If it did drop then it was “rain wrapped” which obscured it completely from view. There were a few times throughout the life of this storm that we all thought it was going to drop a visible funnel cloud but unfortunately no luck there. But got pics of the impressive rotation. Loved it!

Also ran into a few friends on the road and not surprising since there were probably hundreds of enthusiastic amateur and pro chasers on this cell… what with being right outside of Denver the big turnout was inevitable.

Miles: 310

Might be a tornado in there, but the precip prevented any view of it.

Possible multiple-vortex tornado in there. It was a sight to see even if the funnel clouds weren’t visible.

Close up of the lower rotating wall cloud

Close up of the rotating wall cloud.

Rotating Lowering

A second (short-lived) wall cloud crossing over Route 36