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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May 23rd 2016 Texas Supercells

Aug 14, 2016

Summary: Played secondary target and intercepted a couple supercells documenting par structure, large hail and severe RFD winds. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 2.00″ Wind: 65-70mph RFD The Forecast: Mid level trough and moisture in place, but stronger cap than the previous day.  Outflow boundaries from previous days storms would serve as potential trigger points for new […]

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May 22nd Memphis, Texas Tornadoes and Flash Flooding

Aug 09, 2016

Summary: Kicked off an active chase week with close encounters of two tornadoes, followed by some serious flash flooding. Stats: Tornadoes: 3 Hail” .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 65-70mph inflow/RFD The Forecast: Initial pieces of soon to be persistent trough arriving in the TX panhandle region. Great directional shear, but somewhat lacking in the speed shear. […]

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