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Scattered vs Isolated Thunderstorms – What is the Difference?

Feb 03, 2013 4 Comments by

As a weather junkie one of the questions I often get asked is what is the difference between Scattered and Isolated thunderstorms. Though not obvious, there actually is a difference. First and foremost. Scattered vs isolated has NOTHING to do with the intensity or severity of the storms. Anytime thunderstorms are forecast for your area […]

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Aerostorm – 1997 Ford Aerostar

Mar 05, 2012 No Comments by

I will always have a sentimental attachment to my first chase vehicle. A 1997 Ford Aerostar minivan. The vans nickname was Aerostorm which you may now have guessed that is where this sites name came from. The van has seen and been through it all and was a great vehicle to chase in. It served […]

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Vehicle Battle Scars From Storm Chasing

Mar 05, 2012 No Comments by

Chasing is extremely abusive on a vehicle. If you care about your cars pristine condition than it might not be the hobby for you. Well, you can chase, just stay clear of the storm itself which to me can be a bit boring. Here are some of the battle scars my vehicle has suffered in […]

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Custom Hail Guards – Ford Expedition

Mar 05, 2012 1 Comment

I have wanted hail guards for a couple years now. Hail damage to a vehicle is a big risk in storm chasing. Sure, hail is easy enough to avoid if you truly care about keeping your vehicle in pristine condition but that is not an option for me. I enjoy large hail and a good […]

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Chicago Thunderstorm Log 2010

Mar 05, 2012 No Comments

  2010 Was a pretty good year for local storms. One of the best in recent memory actually, at least 4 damaging events occurred right at home. This year I have also added a link so you can see a radar image from each day! Grammar is sloppier than normal here. **Again, this is not […]

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