Wednesday Severe Weather Potential for Northern Illinois: Update

May 02, 2012

Meso-analysis is showing the negatives of a decaying MCS cluster moving through in the early afternoon. Here you can see what it does to CAPE values noting that most of Northern Illinois is nowhere near as stable as surrounding areas. The are will need to clear out in order for destabilization to occur. This is […]

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Severe Weather Potential in Illinois Wednesday May 2nd 2012

May 01, 2012

Spring has finally sprung here in Northern Illinois. There is a threat for thunderstorms, some possibly severe for the next several days. Currently tomorrow [Wednesday] and Thursday look to hold the best chance for severe weather. I will probably head out for a chase at some point, but am currently torn. Despite the chance for […]

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April 27 2012 – Kansas Storm Chase

Apr 29, 2012

Summary: Intercepted several storms on Moderate Risk day that fell way below expectations. Witnessed some mediocre structure and experience storm gust out overhead.         Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .25″ (pea) Wind: est 55-60mph   Detailed Account: On the one year¬†anniversary of the super outbreak, a chase setup presented itself in Kansas. It […]

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The Waiting Game

Apr 27, 2012

Sitting south of emporia Kansas waiting for storm initiation. Skies are grey and it is cool but we are just north of the warm frontal boundary. This boundary should be the focal point for tornadic supercells later. Stay tuned! Live stream will be up once we move.

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April 15th – Minnesota Storm Chase Bust

Apr 22, 2012

Summary: Detoured on the way home for low confidence, moderate risk setup near the MN/IA border. Watched numerous storms go up in highly sheared environment with little cape noting nothing more than a couple small rain cores and no real severe weather. Called chase early and headed for home.       Stats: Tornadoes: 0 […]

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