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Storm Structure in Iowa and Dust Storms in Illinois – May 28th 2012

Oct 22, 2012 Comments Off on Storm Structure in Iowa and Dust Storms in Illinois – May 28th 2012

Summary: Got on severe storm in Iowa with cool structure but no severe weather, called chase and detoured for new outflow driven storms in Illinois with huge dust clouds along the gust front.       Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: est 55-60mph outflow.   Detailed Account: Today seemed to have less potential […]

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Sub Severe Storms in Nebraska May 27th 2012

Oct 22, 2012 Comments Off on Sub Severe Storms in Nebraska May 27th 2012

Summary: Chased marginal setup again only encountering sub severe storms with sub severe hail and mediocre structure. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (penny) Wind: < 40mph   Detailed Account: Not entirely sold on the setup, I bit on it only because it was a weekend and I was desperate to get something great out of […]

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October 13th 2012 Severe Warned Storms in Central Oklahoma

Oct 22, 2012 Comments Off on October 13th 2012 Severe Warned Storms in Central Oklahoma

Summary: Chased grungy setup, intercepting several severe warned storms noting nothing more than brief encounter with sub severe hail and winds. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .88″ (Nickel) Wind: est 50mph thunderstorm gust.   Detailed Account: Saturday, October 13th was thought by many to be the big day in the 2-3 day setup. I was skeptical […]

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March 12 2012 Indiana and Michigan Storm Chase Bust

Mar 13, 2012 Comments Off on March 12 2012 Indiana and Michigan Storm Chase Bust

Summary: Chased marginal setup close to home with no real severe weather to be had, ending streak of chases with tornadoes.         Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: non-severe. First chase in the following state: MI   Detailed Account: I was never quite sold in this setup which featured a closed low […]

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March 2 2012 Indiana and Kentucky Tornado Outbreak

Mar 05, 2012 No Comments

Crazy Start… Summary: Feared we couldn’t make target area/storm in time so opted for challenging intercept along the Ohio River catching 2 lesser known tornadoes in Kentucky during a deadly early season outbreak. Also got into large hail and had building debris falling around us. Called off chase after losing storm when we encountered damage […]

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