High Plains Drifter

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May 25, 2005

Short chase trip May 26-27

Filed under: Storm Chasing — storm300 @ 10:03 pm

Well, after much interpretation of the models, it looks like a very interesting setup in New Mexico the next couple of days. I am off work tomorrow (Thurs. 26th) and Friday 27th, and have decided to join my friends Jon Smith, Rob Mitchell, and Mitch Daszewski, who are currently on their week-long chase trip.

The last two days have been quite fruitful for them on the High Plains of southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico. On Tuesday, 24th, they intercepted several supercell thunderstorms, including near Joes, CO during the mid-afternoon hours: (pictures below are from Mitch’s camera cell-phone)

They ended the chase day intercepting a monster supercell thunderstorm northeast of Lamar, CO near Sheridan Lake:

Today, they chased a couple of nice supercells between Las Vegas and Santa Rosa, New Mexico. This same area looks quite good tomorrow as well, and is my preliminary target. I will leave Dodge City around 7:00am to meet up with the guys.

My friend Matt Crowther is also out there with his wife Betsy, and they also intercepted those beautiful storms the past couple of days to mark the beginning of their chase vacation. See his chase blog for his accounts… as well as his awesome photographs from Eastern Colorado on the 24th


1 Comment »

  1. For the next hurricane job katrina ; the easy way to keep going.

    Comment by TheDevilIsInTheDetails — November 7, 2005 @ 9:27 am

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