Friday, June 25, 2010

June 22nd 2010 Storm Chase Trip

Shawn and I decided to take a trip down to the Moose Lake/Sturgeon Lake Minnesota area's late Tuesday Afternoon June 22nd, 2010 to chase on a Slight Risk day. The atmosphere was plenty unstable on Tuesday with enough warmth and a nice surge of moisture, winds aloft were also on the strong side...The negatives were that temperatures aloft were just warm enough to keep a lid on convection in Northern Pine/Southern Carlton Counties MN (where we were at) until around 8 PM. We sat in the Moose Lake/Sturgeon Lake areas for close to 2 hours watching towers go up, spread out, and dissipate...Meanwhile, the storm of the day was tracking E-SE across portions of Northwest Wisconsin, this storm was supercelluar with quite a few reports of wind and hail damage, this storm even turned into a tornado warning for a time around 8 PM Tuesday Evening. I had a nice view of the severe storm in Northwest Wisconsin (east of our location), and in the other pictures you can see how the anvils would spread downstream thanks to the strong winds in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere.
Total mileage on this chase: 88.66 miles.
Counties covered: Carlton MN and Pine MN.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy the pictures.