Summary: Drove around most of the day, re-adjusting target for miniscule parameters in hopes of initiation before catching a brief glimpse of a dying, non severe storm as the sun set. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Large expansive warm sector ahead of slow moving trough. Ample instability under modest flow along […]
Summary: Chased late season high risk outbreak in local turf catching the large, long tracked and unfortunately deadly EF-4 tornado that tore through Washington Illinois. Stopped to perform search and rescue before resuming chase catching a distant view of a second tornado near Dana, IL. Called chase once storms got too far ahead and had […]
Here is a quick link to my video of the tornado that moved through Washington, IL on Sunday November 17th 2013. We were near the town of Roanoke when we caught view of the tornado, a more detailed log will be coming in the next day or so.
Summary: Ignored more obvious tornado target to gamble closer to home. Got on tornado warned supercell that quickly went outflow dominant noting dramatic storm structure. Core punched storm experiencing 70mph winds and hail up to nickel size. Called chase as storms congealed and moved on. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .88″ (Nickel) Wind: est […]
Summary: Got incredibly close to large, violent wedge tornado just south of Wayne, NE. Back window blown out by strong inflow winds during escape. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: .88″ (Nickel) Wind: est 100-120mph inflow/outer circulation of wedge tornado. New Milestone: First window lost in chase career. The Forecast: Impressive, deep, compact and powerfull early fall […]