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April 26th 2016 Plains Outbreak “Bust”

Apr 27, 2016 Comments Off on April 26th 2016 Plains Outbreak “Bust” by

Summary: Followed embedded supercell that struggled to produce on a day with high expectations. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping pong ball) Winds: n/a The Forecast: Strong, negative tilt trough plowing into the plains with moist unstable warm sector already in place. Low level shear forecast to be on the weak side, in addition to […]

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April 16th 2016 Texas Panhandle Severe Storms

Apr 21, 2016 Comments Off on April 16th 2016 Texas Panhandle Severe Storms by

Summary: Tracked several storms across the panhandle, most failing to produce severe weather, but one storm briefly ramped up and made an attempt at tornadogenesis. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Increasing moisture from the day before, with shear veering out and becoming more unidirectional. Cloud cover due to morning storms […]

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April 15th 2016 Multiple Tornadoes Near Eva, Oklahoma

Apr 18, 2016 Comments Off on April 15th 2016 Multiple Tornadoes Near Eva, Oklahoma by

Summary: Got a late start chasing down long lived supercell that tracked from the Texas panhandle into Kansas, managed to catch storm just in time as it began producing tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 4 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Firsts: OK panhandle tornadoes. The Forecast: Highly amplified trough slowly moving into the plains. Forecast to cut off […]

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March 30th 2016 Kansas Bust – Tulsa Tornado

Apr 01, 2016 Comments Off on March 30th 2016 Kansas Bust – Tulsa Tornado

Summary: Sampled a couple storms in southeast Kansas noting small hail, but no official severe weather. Called chase early to position for next day as prolific tornado touches down near Tulsa. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 50mph The Forecast: Surface low moving through Nebraska with trailing dryline/coldfront through the¬†plains. Forecast moisture return […]

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March 15th 2016 Warsaw and Trivoli Illinois Tornadoes

Mar 18, 2016 Comments Off on March 15th 2016 Warsaw and Trivoli Illinois Tornadoes

Summary: Targeted well to watch storms initiate, witnessing two tornadoes before the chase was over! Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 1.00″ (Quarter) Wind: n/a Milestones: Most tornadoes (3) this early in any season. Most tornado days (2) this early in a season. The Forecast: Rapidly deepening low along with beautifully negative tilt, diffluent jet stream moving […]

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