Supercell Thunderstorm near Denver

Supercell Thunderstorm near Denver

20 May 20:38 UTC–21 May 2013 00:50 UTC

Supercell Thunderstorm near Denver
Supercell Thunderstorm near Denver

On 20 May GOES-14 tracked an isolated supercell thunderstorm which developed near Denver, then moved eastwards over the High Plains.

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22 October 2020

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20 May 2013

In the one-minute rapid scan animation rotation at the storm top and overshooting cirrus plumes are clearly evident. Official recordings from NOAA reported significant hail — covering the ground to a depth of 76 mm (three inches). There were also reports of at least five tornadoes.

 

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Supercell thunderstorm over Denver, GOES-14, 21 May 00:30 UTC (Credit: CIMSS/NOAA/NASA)
Supercell thunderstorm over Denver, GOES-14, 21 May 00:30 UTC (Credit: CIMSS/NOAA/NASA)
 

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