May 31st, 2006 Eastern Colorado Supercell and Landspout
Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2010 22:30
Written by Roger Hill
Well, another day of hailstorms for eastern Colorado. Plenty of shear was available, but little moisture plagued the area. This season has been the worst I can remember in 20 years of storm chasing. A linear storm formed east of Denver and eventually became an HP supercell. However too many storms on both flanks would not let this storm ever do anything spectacular. It did develop good rotation, nice wall clouds, TREMENDOUS hail and even a weak landspout under a forward flank cell developing.
Hail covered the highway to 6" deep! Cattle forced to withstand the hailstorm.
Many people took refuge under overpases. Hail half dollar sized bouncing all over.
A weak landspout tornado formed for about 4 minutes. Rotating wall cloud in the notch of this HP storm.