Monday, April 8, 2013

7:25pm Severe Weather Update

There are two main areas of interest as of the 7pm satellite image.  Circled in purple are two severe thunderstorms  in far northeast Colorado. A few minutes ago, a brief funnel cloud was reported near Bonny Dam.

Circled in red is an area where the clouds are starting to tower. So far, the "cap" (warm air about 10,000 ft. above the ground) has prevented storms from forming. There are some signs that the cap is weakening so thunderstorms may develop in the area after dark.

Some lesser thunderstorms are near the KS-CO border but those appear to be weakening.


  1. Is the thin white streak of clouds roughly parallel to the KS turnpike anything significant?

  2. That is the subtropical jet stream. In this case, I don't think it will have much of an effect. That may be different tomorrow. Thanks for asking.


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