USA Storm Chase 2018

Day 14: Limon, CO to Ogallala, NE

We were to stay in NE Colorado/SE Nebraska today with a good risk of supercells. It was a relatively late start before we headed out on the road. Our first storms were near Proctor, CO. We followed them a few miles to near Crook, CO where we had a beautiful hail shaft with very audible hail roar:

Storm

Hail

Storm

Further storms went up uring the late afternoon, some becoming supercells quickly, but often turning outflow dominant before dying. They gave some amazingly photogenic skies though:

Storm

Storm

Storm

Storm

The anvil above stretched out for miles, here with a silver lining:

Storm

The most photogenic storm of the day was the one near Brule, NE, not far from Lake McConnaughy. The layered supercell structure in the sunset light was amazing to watch, and the scenery made a spectacular foreground:

Supercell

Supercell

Supercell

Supercell

Supercell

Supercell

After the storm moved away from us, we followed to the west as new updraught towers went up. On the way we past the lake:

Lake

We had to climb up a very slippery dirt road to get a decent view, but the billowing updraughts were spectacular, lit up by lightning flashes and the sunset colours. To the west a small LP storm was twisting away as it died out:

LP

Storm

Storm

Storm

Storm

After dark further storms continued to form all round us. We headed back to the shores of Lake McConnaughy to take in the scene. All you could here was lapping waves and constant rumbling thunder with lightning 360 around us - a memorable evening!:

Lightning

Lightning

Lightning

Lightning