April 12th 2014 Iowa Hail

Apr 13, 2014

Summary: Dashed into Iowa to catch isolated, but elevated storms with prolific hail cores. Got cored with hail up to ping pong ball size before night fell and storms transitioned to linear mode. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping Pong) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Strong baroclinic zone setup with quasi-stationary boundary draped across the midwest. […]

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April 3rd 2014 Missouri Storm Chase

Apr 04, 2014

Summary: Went after initial severe storm development close to target area before they moved into bad Ozark terrain. Abandoned initial storms for new round of cold front storms to the south before those died. Called chase, had dinner and left for home.     Stats: Tornadoes: ¬†0 Hail: .50″ (Dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Deep […]

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April 2nd 2014 Storm Chase – Severe Warned Storms.

Apr 04, 2014

Summary: Played storms that developed north of triple point boundary getting some brief bouts of hail, elevated structure and blowing RFD dust. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Wind: n/a Hail : 1.00″ (quarter – officially severe.) The Forecast: Another marginal day. Similar setup to day before, but with sharpening dryline now forecast to move east instead of […]

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April Fools Day Storm Chasing Prank

Apr 04, 2014

Summary: Gambled with day before the day potential cap bust, and lost. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Wind: n/a Hail: 0.00″ Storms: 0 The Forecast: Initial piece of progressive trough moving into the plains. Ample moisture was finally in place creating strong instablity for early April standards. Forcing along a retreating dryline was weak at best. Cap […]

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A Slow Start to Spring.

Mar 16, 2014

After a brutal winter dominated by frequent visits from the dreaded polar vortex, and more snow days for kids than parents probably cared to deal with, spring has been slow to arrive. While meteorological spring begins on March 1st, the equinox (the actual start of spring) isn’t set to arrive for a few more days. […]

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