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October 4th 2016 Wichita Kansas Supercell

Dec 13, 2016 Comments Off on October 4th 2016 Wichita Kansas Supercell by

Summary: Tracked multiple supercells near Wichita, KS. One of them eventually ramped up and almost produced a tornado but could not quite get it done. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 70mph RFD The Forecast: Autumn system moving into the Central/Southern plains bringing seasonably strong speed/directional shear. Nature of moisture return looked to […]

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June 22nd 2016 Pontiac, Seneca Illinois Tornadoes

Dec 08, 2016 Comments Off on June 22nd 2016 Pontiac, Seneca Illinois Tornadoes by

Summary: Intercepted multiple tornadoes during a potent setup across Illinois, 2 of them doing EF-2 damage. Stats: Tornadoes: 3 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: est 75mph RFD The Forecast: Unseasonably deep surface low, and very strong shear in place across very unstable warm sector. Surface low forecast to slowly deepen, lifting a warm front into northern […]

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June 15 2016 Wisconsin Supercell

Dec 02, 2016 Comments Off on June 15 2016 Wisconsin Supercell by

Summary: Tracked supercell across much of central Wisconsin, encountering severe winds, severe hail and brief tornadic structure. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.25″ (Half Dollar) Wind: est 70mph downburst. The Forecast: Ample moisture and instability in place within NW flow regime. Existing outflow boundary from previous storms could focus new storm development aided by a strong […]

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June 14th 2016 Surprise Bradford, Illinois Brief Tornado

Nov 29, 2016 Comments Off on June 14th 2016 Surprise Bradford, Illinois Brief Tornado

Summary: Caught a surprise, brief tornado on my way home from the previous days chase! Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.50″ (ping pong ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Slow moving trough in place with NW flow overspreading warm sector across midwest. Seasonably weak speed shear and rich gulf moisture in place. Warm front draped across the […]

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June 13th 2016 Colorado Supercells

Nov 29, 2016 Comments Off on June 13th 2016 Colorado Supercells

Summary: Intercepted multiple supercells in eastern Colorado, including one that came close to producing but ultimately fell apart. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Deepening surface low crossing the CO front range with sufficient moisture and shear in place to put upslope target in play. Questions about possible weak capping leading to […]

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