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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Thunder Snow in Chicago – First Storms of 2014

Feb 17, 2014

Well, today the first official thunderstorms for 2014 in Chicago go into the books. As I’ve done in the past, here is a blog of the event. This year, like 2011 and 2010 it came in the form of thunder-SNOW, instead of the thunderstorms we’re typically used to seeing in spring. The Chicago area seems […]

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Guide To Understanding Facebook Weather Forecasts

Dec 16, 2013

Facebook weather pages are a popular source of information, but it is important to understand the nature of the posts being made. I run a page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TornadoChasing which serves two main purposes. The main purpose is to showcase my work as a storm chaser and the other is to spread weather information and forecasts […]

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June 23rd 2013 Colorado Storm Chase

Nov 26, 2013

Summary: Intercepted several severe warned storms noting photogenic rain bands, several gustnadoes as well as possible tornado we could never get confirmation from. Called chase early to begin long drive home for work obligations the next day just as storm goes tornado warned, giving us all brief heart attacks. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.50″ Wind: […]

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