Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015

Aug 03, 2015

Severe weather moved through my home area on Sunday August 2nd. These included 3 rounds of storms. The first during the afternoon which unfortunately ¬†took the life of a festival-goer. Things were calm the rest of the day until sunset when new, vigorous storms erupted. First a lone supercell that put down a tornado near […]

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June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice

Jul 21, 2015

Summary: Chose wrong target and sat around in sunshine most of the day. Called chase just as storms went up west, managed to get on some supercells in the days last light as they weakened. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Good moisture and strong instability in place, but forcing lacked […]

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June 3rd Cheyenne Wyoming Storm Chase Bust

Jul 08, 2015

Summary: Sat around in target city all day waiting for storms that didn’t form. Called chase and grabbed dinner, as storms finally formed providing a couple weak consolation photo ops.     Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Dinner Bill: $11.65 The Forecast: Meager flow, but increasing moisture across high plains yielding potential upslope […]

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June 2nd 2015 South Dakota Bust

Jul 05, 2015

Summary: Raced after lone supercell near the ND/SD border only to have it collapse as soon as I arrive. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Near zonal flow with subtle ripple/piece of energy moving into the northern plains. Strong heating and good moisture would provide great instability for storms, but speed shear […]

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Elmer Oklahoma Tornado May 16th 2015

Jun 30, 2015

Summary: Caught a wedge tornado and then got munched by RFD containing hail perhaps larger than softballs and 70mph winds. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 4.25+” (Softball and larger) Wind: est 70mph RFD winds Windshield lost this year: 2 The Forecast: Similar setup as day before. The main piece of energy had arrived on the plains […]

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