April 9th – St Ansgar, Iowa Hail

Apr 10, 2017 by

Summary: Cap busted during the day, but intercepted severe hailstorm on the way home during a marginal IA setup. Details: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping Pong Ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Slowly deepening surface low ahead of large warm sector with ample return flow in place for severe storms. A strong cap was forecast to […]

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April 5th 2017 Kentucky Supercell/Hail

Apr 06, 2017 by

Summary: Tracked tornado-warned HP supercell across north central Kentucky noting wall cloud and some half dollar size hail, but no tornado. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.25″ Wind: n/a   The Forecast: Slowly deepening surface low moving across the Ohio valley. Moisture forecast to return slowly beneath powerful mid and upper level jet. Warm front draped […]

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March 28th 2017 Texas Storm Chaser Tragedy

Apr 04, 2017 by

Summary: Intercepted multiple storms, missing the days 1 prize. Also learned of another chaser tragedy that will forever change the game. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Dryline slowly sharpening across central/northern Texas with sufficient moisture and shear in place to promote supercell development. Warm front slowly forecast to lift near the […]

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Perryville Missouri to Elkville Illinois EF-4 Tornado February 28th 2017

Mar 07, 2017

Summary: Caught an early season, violent tornado as it roared through southern Illinois after a frustrating chase day. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Milestones: Earliest tornado in a season, longest track tornado, and first time a season began with a violent tornado. The Forecast: A strong surface low was moving into the midwest. […]

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February 27th 2017 Hail near Honey Grove Texas

Feb 28, 2017

Summary: Last minute gentleman’s chase tracking an elevated supercell across north central Texas yielded some half dollar size hail. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.25″ (Half Dollar) Wind: est 40mph The Forecast: Return flow encountering a nearly stationary boundary/warm front sparking off isolated supercells in a weakly, moderately unstable airmass. Straight line hodographs favored splitting storms […]

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