Chase Log

June 15th, 2002 Eastern Colorado Monster Hailstorm

Being between tours, I decided to chase on my own this date. I headed for far eastern Colorado to play an outflow boundary that had raced westward into Colorado from western Kansas. Several significant supercells developed in east central Colorado, with the most intense being an anti-cyclonic storm in Cheyenne county. This storm had a streaming beaver tail from the east, the updraft on the northeast side, huge hail core on the west/southwest side and was an awesome stack of plates. It intensified rapidly as I decided to core punch to see what she had in her. It was much more than I bargained for as I was pelted with considerable amounts of golf ball to baseball sized hail. There wasn’t a straight piece of metal on my van afterwards!!!

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