(11 April 2012)
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About This Shoot
Date: 11 April 2012
Location: Southeast Colorado from Toonerville to Kim, CO
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
Rating:
Synopsis:
This was a rather frustrating storm chase with not much in the way of images and success. The first storms I chased south of La Junta became an outflow dominant cluster of marginally severe storms as I chased them from north of Kim to Toonerville. Now that I was way out of position, new storms formed back near Kim and points southwest which I tried to get to. I missed the brief tornado that was reported, but finally reached the tail end of this elongated storm about 10 miles west-southwest of Kim which had an interesting, broadly rotating area of scud at ground level before the storm dissipated.

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11 April 2012


Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:26:55 -0500
Supercell trying to mature south of La Junta Colorado 4pm cdt
  
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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:37:56 -0500
4/11 chase recap: Frustration!!

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:38:45 -0500
chase update 435pm cdt

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:27:12 -0500
chase update 225 pm

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:48:58 -0500
chase update 245pm

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:53:57 -0500
chase update 1250 pm 2 targets

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:50:23 -0500
Chase Day 4/11 Target: Southeast Colorado for supercell storms late afternoon/evening
  
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Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:33:28 -0500
storm chasing wed /thur then #royals home opener Fri!

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