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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Chasing Storms Saturday May 5th

May 04, 2012

On the 5 year anniversary of my first tornado, a chase setup along the NE/SD border will present itself. The setup holds some tornado potential, but it is not the best there can be. Directional shear looks great, but speed shear and upper support are lacking. In addition to this, some model runs have been […]

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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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