Larkspur tornado warning – June 6, 2014

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO  
138 PM MDT FRI JUN 6 2014  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A  
 
* TORNADO WARNING FOR…  
CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST COLORADO…  
 
* UNTIL 215 PM MDT  
 
* AT 138 PM MDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF PERRY PARK…OR 28 MILES SOUTH OF DENVER…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.  
 
HAZARD…TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.  
 
SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.  
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…  
CASTLE ROCK…LARKSPUR AND PERRY PARK.

Of course living in the country you don’t hear sirens; but I heard the low rumbling of thunder coming our way; and the radar scans were getting more and more impressive as this storm drifted SE towards Larkspur. I chased the storm for less than 20 miles and then watched it as it produced a lot of hail into eastern Douglas County. Given that the storm mode was a line, I didn’t chase it–there were many tornado warned storms today across Colorado producing several landspout tornadoes.

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Looking north from the back porch…
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Just east of Larkspur
Reminds me of June 15, 2009...
Reminds me of June 15, 2009…
Producing great structure and hail; but no funnels I could see
Producing great structure and hail; but no funnels I could see
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Dish farm
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A few lowerings were seen; but nothing that resembled a funnel cloud.
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Pronghorns wondering what the heck I was doing…
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A gentleman’s chase…no more than 15 miles from home, less than an hour.

 

 

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