Underwood, Texas Tornadoes and Tennis Ball Size Hail. October 12th 2012

Oct 17, 2012

Summary: Gambled on high risk/high reward chase and was rewarded with a beautiful supercell that delivered tennis ball size hail and 2 weak tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 2.50″ (Tennis Ball) Wind: est 50mph core gust.   Detailed Account: If you have read my chase logs, it is no doubt that 2012 has been the […]

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Severe Storms Strike Chicago Once Again. July 24th 2012

Jul 24, 2012

It seems that during one of the worst droughts in decades, the only way the area around Chicago can get rain is by getting pounded with severe storms. Tuesday morning’s round of severe weather was no surprise to many. Impressive parameters for severe storms were noted ¬†hours before they actually arrived. With the record heat […]

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More Severe Weather for Chicago. July 1st 2012

Jul 01, 2012

Storms erupted to life once again the morning of Sunday, July 1st for the Chicagoland area thanks to a gravity wave caused by collapsing storms in Iowa colliding with a frontal boundary that has been wobbling across the area the past couple days. The image below shows how it all happened. Click for full size. […]

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Large Hail Pummels Chicago. June 28th 2012

Jun 28, 2012

Storms erupted to life over sections of the Chicago area on Thursday, June 28th 2012 producing widespread damaging hail up to, and probably over 2.00″ in diameter and frequent cloud to ground lightning. This all happened on a day where the official temperature at Midway reached 100 degrees, and in the early stages of a […]

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June 9 2012 – Storm Chase to North Dakota

Jun 14, 2012

Summary: First chase to the state of North Dakota turns out how most chases in 2012 did. Under performing storms with mediocre structure and barely severe weather.         The Setup: A weak yet deepening surface low in Canada left a trailing cold front across the Dakotas. Favorable speed and directional shear in […]

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