2009 Chase Logs


2009. So many choice words for this year. I entered it with a brand new, more aggressive chase plan. I also had a more capable vehicle and a new chase partner that shares similar strategics as I do. The weather pattern did not favor chasers at all and the prize catches were often needles in the haystack. 2009 lacked good tornado producing setups, but provided allot of great structure. Local setups? Almost non existent. I chased allot of smaller setups, and found they can be more rewarding than the big ones. I also greatly expanded my presence within the community. People now know I exist.

MARCH 8TH – IL – High wind/white out rain bust. Image Hosted by ImageShack.usImage Hosted by ImageShack.us
MARCH 10TH – IL – Severe warned storm in Decatur. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
MARCH 23RD – KS – Hail, LP structure, a likely tornado and more! Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

APRIL 18TH – KS/OK – Road Covering Hailstorm! Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
APRIL 25TH – OK – Tennis ball size hail, shear funnel and more! Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

APRIL 26TH – OK/TX – High risk fail, slender rope funnel. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

MAY 13TH – MO – Multiple tornadoes, close call near Edina! Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

MAY 15TH – IL – Backroad gamble with tornado warned storm. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

JUNE 1ST – IL – Nickel hail and severe straight line winds. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

JUNE 5TH – NE – Stovepipe tornado. Amazing structure. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

JUNE 6TH – IA – Cap bust with large convergence. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

JUNE 7TH – KS/NE/MO – Atomic structure! Golfball hail core. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

 

JUNE 13TH – TX – Tornado warned storm, scenery shots. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

JUNE 14TH – KS/CO – Elephant trunk tornado, beastly HP storm. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

JUNE 15TH – KS – 2009s Wildest chase! This one has it all! Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

JUNE 18TH – IA/WI – IA cap bust. WI storms on the way home. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

JULY 24TH – IL – Weakening storms along I-88. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
AUGUST 9TH – WI – Amazing shelf cloud near Janesville. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
AUGUST 19TH – IL – Multiple tornado warned storms. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

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