Storms fired on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, near the Colorado and New Mexico border.
|Looking north - After producing several large mesocyclones over the mountains west and northwest of Trinidad, the storm moved east of the Rockies into the Plains. Here the storm is over the interstate.|
|Looking west at a wall cloud at sunset with a large inflow band flowing in from the ENE.|
|As the wall cloud above was occluded, the rotating updraft was stretched and rotation concentrated. A fat funnel formed.|
|The funnel lengthened, but I couldn't see a debris whirl underneath. However, a grove of trees blocked my view of the ground underneath the funnel.|
|Looking north - Lightning illuminated the rope funnel.|
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