Thursday, June 03, 2010

Baca County Supercell, Campo Tornado May 31st 2010

Since I know it is going to be a long, long time before I get to writing up the full report, so here are a few more photos with a special nod to you structure freaks out there. ;)

At about 4:00PM, mesocyclone starting to strengthen.

Decent wall cloud on the back side of the meso, which subsequently produced a couple of funnels and a brief tornado.

Another occluded wall cloud on the left and the new wall forming on the right.

Touchdown of the "Campo" tornado at 6:09PM.

Another shot of the Campo tornado.

We watched this tornado touch down at about 6:30PM. The white funnel came around the back side of the wall and was very well lit. We believe this tornado touched down on the Oklahoma side of the state line. (Pueblo NWS says the Campo tornado ended at 6:26PM). This tornado lasted until 6:36PM before the funnel widened significantly and it appeared to lose its contact with the earth.

Sorry for milking this so much, but man, this was my best chase day ever. Combine amazing tornadoes with beautiful scenery and give me a chase close to home and relatively free of frustration and this one tops them all.

Thanks again for looking.



p said...

These images capture what chasing is all about, I hope they find their way into publication and do well for you.

Pat Boomer said...

I agree with Paul, that has to be what every storm chaser wants to see before its time for the old folks home.
Thanks for the nice big photos, lots to look at in those images.

Dann Cianca said...

Thank you very much, gentlemen!