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 8-08-09 CO/SD/MN

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Pat Darrow

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PostSubject: 8-08-09 CO/SD/MN   Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:21 pm

Drove north on I-25 and saw cu field going up north of Ft. Collins about 3:30p. Headed out about 5pm starting with cells coming off mountains between Ft. Collins and Loveland. Followed cells along and slightly north of US 34 through evening. Ran into 3/4" hail covering road. Had a few stones pushing 1.25" that woke me up on hitting my ride.

Although svr warned, no rotation seen, just a lot of wind, hail, rain and lightning. Called it off just west of Ft. Morgan. Of course, the cell went tor warned about 20 minutes later as it made its way to just south of Sterling before dissipating. Reports of softball hail in that as well.

A new line came in behind it a little later with the end result of flooding rains.

All in all, it was fun to get out and chase rain instead of fire.
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Join date : 2008-09-18
Location : Minnesota

PostSubject: Re: 8-08-09 CO/SD/MN   Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:12 pm

Started off heading to Pipestone, MN from Luverne. Was a hard choice and probably not the best one when I headed back to South Dakota for the Tornado Warned storm east of Mitchell, followed that over an hour and a half while it was tornado warned, very unphotogenic storm with a large shelf cloud much like you would see with a bow echo or wind event. Served KSFY with Live Video and a phoner and also did a live interview on WNAX...

Headed back to the east around 3pm made it to Mankato where I waited with Kory Hartman, however we left at 7pm... on our way home we noticed a storm developed just west of the metro, neither of us were too upset about missing an afterdark chase in the metro, but it would have been better than nothing...

Keep an eye at ill try to keep up and get some videos of recent chases up...
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