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 […]
During a hot, sticky August day, a thunderstorm punches through the cap on a lake breeze boundary. Click for full res.
Severe weather moved through my home area on Sunday August 2nd. These included 3 rounds of storms. The first during the afternoon which unfortunately took the life of a festival-goer. Things were calm the rest of the day until sunset when new, vigorous storms erupted. First a lone supercell that put down a tornado near […]
Summary: Chose wrong target and sat around in sunshine most of the day. Called chase just as storms went up west, managed to get on some supercells in the days last light as they weakened. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Good moisture and strong instability in place, but forcing lacked […]
Summary: Sat around in target city all day waiting for storms that didn’t form. Called chase and grabbed dinner, as storms finally formed providing a couple weak consolation photo ops. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Dinner Bill: $11.65 The Forecast: Meager flow, but increasing moisture across high plains yielding potential upslope […]