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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Storm Chasing Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2012

It has been awhile since some chase worth setups presented themselves. After missing an event in Kansas yesterday night, I am currently gearing up to head out for a chase in Nebraska Sunday. Currently there are some issues with the setup, and my confidence in a big tornado is somewhat low. The first problem I […]

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May 5 2012 Nebraska Storm Chase – Blue Sky Bust

May 09, 2012

Summary: Blue Sky Busted in Nebraska, but spent the day hanging with lots of friends from the chase community.         Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: <58mph Chasers encountered: > 60-70   Detailed Account: Saturday May 5th held some potential. I had been watching the setup evolve over the weak. Everything looked […]

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