TITLE

Photographic Documentation and Environmental Analysis of an Intense, Anticyclonic Supercell on the Colorado Plains

AUTHOR(S)
Edwards, Roger; Hodanish, Stephen J.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Monthly Weather Review;Dec2006, Vol. 134 Issue 12, p3753
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Anticyclonic left-moving supercells are observed each year in the United States, emanating both discretely and from storm splitting processes. Such thunderstorms often produce severe hail and wind gusts and, on rare occasion, tornadoes. The body of documentary literature on this subset of supercells is relatively scant compared with right-moving storms, and this is especially true regarding visual characteristics and conceptual models. Here a characteristic example of the anticyclonic supercell is presented using an intense and well-defined specimen that passed over Aroya, Colorado, on 15 June 2002. Photographic and radar documentation is provided in original and mirrored forms, for aid in conceptualizing the left-moving supercell and associated structures and processes. A summary overview is presented of the environment, development, evolution, and effects of this remotely located but noteworthy event.
ACCESSION #
23488524

 

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