2021-05-16 REPORTS: CO/TX

John Farley

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Apr 1, 2004
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A good forecast put me in the right place today, starting out northwest of La Junta, CO. I picked the wrong storm to see the photogenic tornado that occurred one storm up the line, but is hard to call a storm "wrong" when you get structure like this. The storm started out LP in appearance west of Ordway, then gradually transitioned through classic to HP as it moved toward the SSW. This movement was entirely due to backbuilding/cycling, as mid-level steering winds were almost non-existent. I don't think I have ever seen a supercell literally moving toward its inflow side, but that is what this one did, for about 2 hours. Here are a few pictures; as time permits I will write up a full report.

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