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Erupting Thunderstorm in Chicago August 15th 2015

Aug 15, 2015 Comments Off on Erupting Thunderstorm in Chicago August 15th 2015 by

During a hot, sticky August day, a thunderstorm punches through the cap on a lake breeze boundary. Click for full res.        

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Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015

Aug 03, 2015 Comments Off on Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015 by

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 […]

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June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice

Jul 21, 2015 Comments Off on June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice by

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 […]

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June 3rd Cheyenne Wyoming Storm Chase Bust

Jul 08, 2015 Comments Off on June 3rd Cheyenne Wyoming Storm Chase Bust

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 […]

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June 2nd 2015 South Dakota Bust

Jul 05, 2015 Comments Off on June 2nd 2015 South Dakota Bust

Summary: Raced after lone supercell near the ND/SD border only to have it collapse as soon as I arrive. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Near zonal flow with subtle ripple/piece of energy moving into the northern plains. Strong heating and good moisture would provide great instability for storms, but speed shear […]

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