November 16th 2015 Historic Pampa Texas Tornado Outbreak

Nov 20, 2015 by

Summary: Pulled a tough all night grind that payed off big. Caught anywhere from 8 to 12 tornadoes in the Texas panhandle in what became the first tornadoes that far west this late in any year. An unexpected, amazing end to the year!       Stats: Tornadoes: 9 Hail: .50″ (Dime) Wind: est 75-80mph […]

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Des Moines Airport Tornado November 11th 2015

Nov 12, 2015 by

Summary: Difficult chase playing tag with QLCS style rotations embedded within numerous storms. Managed to capture weak tornado touching down at the DSM airport. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: Est 60-70 RFD The Setup: Strong, deepening mid latitude cyclone bringing extreme values of shear across the midwest. Just in time nature of moisture […]

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Colorado Tornadoes June 5th 2015

Sep 30, 2015 by

Summary: Colorado upslope magic pays off big with several beautiful tornadoes! Stats: Tornadoes: 6 Hail: 1.00″ (quarter) Wind: est 80-90mph RFD   The Forecast: Repeat of the previous day. Slow moving trough and frontal boundaries not making any real progress allowing for moisture to remain in place. Favorable upslope flow would once again provide a […]

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Waterspouts Possible on Great Lakes – Especially Michigan – Saturday

Sep 11, 2015

Anyone planning to be near the shores of the southern Great Lakes Saturday¬†morning should be on the lookout for waterspouts. This includes the downtown Chicago area. Conditions will become favorable for waterspout development, especially early in the morning just after sunrise. Conditions appear to me most favorable over southern Lake Michigan, where water temperatures are […]

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Erupting Thunderstorm in Chicago August 15th 2015

Aug 15, 2015

During a hot, sticky August day, a thunderstorm punches through the cap on a lake breeze boundary. Click for full res.        

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