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McLean, TX and Elk City, OK Tornadoes

Mar 25, 2018 Comments Off on McLean, TX and Elk City, OK Tornadoes by

Summary: Arrived just in time to document 2 tornadoes and 4″ hail across TX/OK , the second which wound up impacting the town we were staying at overnight. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 4.00″ Wind: N/A   The Forecast: Deep, slow moving trough entering the plains combined with favorable directional shear, steep lapse rates and good […]

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April 29th 2017 Illinois Tornado Warned Storm Structure

May 04, 2017 Comments Off on April 29th 2017 Illinois Tornado Warned Storm Structure by

Summary: Tracked tornado-warned section of squall line through Central Illinois noting dramatic structure and some rotation. Stats: Torndaoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Upper Level low slowly making its way across the central plains into the midwest with warm front draped east. This warm front was forecast to slowly lift across the region. […]

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April 28th 2017 Kentucky Bust

May 02, 2017 Comments Off on April 28th 2017 Kentucky Bust by

Summary: Cap busted in Kentucky during marginal setup. Caught some lightning after dinner. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Warm front draped from Texas panhandle through Ohio valley. Good, deep shear in place but warm sector forecast to remain cloudy and capped. Models hinted at potential convective development and numerous storms were […]

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April 9th – St Ansgar, Iowa Hail

Apr 10, 2017 Comments Off on April 9th – St Ansgar, Iowa Hail

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 Comments Off on April 5th 2017 Kentucky Supercell/Hail

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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