June 25th, 2006 Northeast New Mexico Surprise Tornado
Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2010 22:59
Written by Roger Hill
The first day of my North Land Lecture Tour resulted in a "south land" weak tornado! What a surprise! We headed south from Denver and crossed the Raton Mesa, only to see what looked like supercell structure near Mt Capulin volcano. East we blasted and caught up to this cell as it produced a distant weak tornado!! What a surprise!! Later on, a weak LP type supercell formed near Springer and had decent structure for awhile. Check out the photos below.
Zoomed in shot, contrasted to see the tornado better. Another wide shot of the tornado about 15 miles east of us.
Nice clear slot, with remains of wall cloud south of it. Looking east at the structure with clear slot.
LP storm with updraft and nice intense core. CG strike back in the core of this supercell.