May 26, 2006 Elbert County, CO High Based Supercell
Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2010 22:21
Written by Roger Hill
May 26 was the day between our tours. We were surprised to find a high based supercell form west of Limon, CO with a VERY nice hook on radar. This storm never did produce a tornado, but surely tried. Strong shear, but limited moisture would not allow this to get close enough to the surface to produce. It was tornado warned for 2 hours.
Nicely structured supercell, looking south. Strong downburst winds to 70 MPH kicked up dirt.
LP looking supercell with flared base. RFD dirt plume under the updraft with funnel at the top.
Funnel extends farther out of the updraft. Funnel extends halfway, but was not on the ground.