Wyoming Funnels

imageAn interesting first chase in Wyoming landed a couple of funnel clouds. They were associated with a relatively weak looking cell on radar, but wind shear and upslope aided in assisting the rotation. This photo was taken six miles north of Hartville, WY at 6:31 p.m. MDT.

Overall, thunderstorms really struggled today and there wasn’t any particularly intense action. Areas this far west struggle to get into some of the more favorable moisture return and I think that was one of the limiting factors today.

One more chase day is on tap for Thursday!

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Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for weather.com. After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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