June 14th 2016 Surprise Bradford, Illinois Brief Tornado

Nov 29, 2016

Summary: Caught a surprise, brief tornado on my way home from the previous days chase! Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.50″ (ping pong ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Slow moving trough in place with NW flow overspreading warm sector across midwest. Seasonably weak speed shear and rich gulf moisture in place. Warm front draped across the […]

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June 13th 2016 Colorado Supercells

Nov 29, 2016

Summary: Intercepted multiple supercells in eastern Colorado, including one that came close to producing but ultimately fell apart. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Deepening surface low crossing the CO front range with sufficient moisture and shear in place to put upslope target in play. Questions about possible weak capping leading to […]

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May 26th 2016 MDT Risk Kansas Bust

Nov 11, 2016

Summary: Chased MDT risk setup in Kansas, intercepting multiple storms that ultimately struggled to produce any meaningful severe weather, especially tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ Wind” n/a The Forecast: The trough that had been in place all week was finally beginning to eject, bringing much stronger speed shear with it and a focused, deepening […]

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May 25th 2016 Chapman, Kansas 90 Minute EF-4 Tornado

Aug 21, 2016

Summary: Caught two tornadoes, the second one being an incredible 90 minute EF-4. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 2.50″ (Tennis ball) Wind: Est 80-90mph RFD/inflow The Forecast: Trough in place, but large scale surface features lacking. Outflow boundary draped across north central Kansas from previous day’s storms. Weak shortwave moving through the mid level flow serving […]

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May 24th 2016 Dodge City Kansas Tornadoes

Aug 15, 2016

Summary: Saw more tornadoes than on any other chase in my career. Got stuck in the mud and pounded by baseball size hail. Stats: Tornadoes 14! (best estimate) Hail: 2.75″ (Baseball) Wind: n/a Time getting stuck in chasing career: 3 The Forecast: Same trough in place, moisture on the increase. Dryline sharpening that would intersect […]

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