Saturday, June 19, 2010

2010 Storm Chase 25 Brief (June 18th)

Horrendous inhibition all day... possibly broke by convergence on the Denver Cyclone or some upper level lift coming through... haven't had the time to dig in just yet. Knew that the hodos supported supercells if something went up (though the CAPE was rather meager). Anyway, after towers went up and seemed to persist, I hit the road and went out east. The light was amazing... which really set up the fact that every updraft started spinning like a top. I photographed at least 4 supercells with high-based, laminar mesocyclones. Some had multiple mesos.

Night was fantastic until I blew a tire out on I-70 on the way back and then stripped the lug trying to get it off. Somehow, I managed to get leverage on the lug and get it off, but not after spending an hour on the side of the road. I think the pictures were worth it, though.

PS: The first photo is of TDEN, the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) for the area.


Pat Boomer said...

I sure like where you are going with your photography.
These are beautiful Dann

Dann Cianca said...

Thanks Pat, that means a lot!