June 24th Iowa Tornado Warned Storms

Dec 08, 2015

Summary: Intercepted several storms, including a pair of tornado warnings but storms were mostly outflow dominant. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Slow moving frontal boundary/surface low across Central Iowa. Seasonably strong instability values but relatively weak directional and speed shear. Supercells were possible with initial development but storms were expected […]

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June 22nd 2015 Harmon, Coal City Illinois Tornado

Dec 01, 2015

Summary: Tracked monster supercell that tracked across Northern Illinois, producing at least 10 tornadoes along its way. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: n/a Wind: est 80mph inflow The Forecast: Strong jet streak moving atop stalled frontal boundary, with extreme values of instability in place. Rich, deep gulf moisture with dewpoints in the upper 70s to near […]

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June 20th 2015 Iowa Squall Line – Eddyville Tornado.

Dec 01, 2015

Summary: Tracked intense squall line across southeast Iowa – getting very near QLCS tornado near the town of Eddyville. Stats:  Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.25″ (half dollar) Wind: est 60-70mph inflow to QLCS tornado The Forecast: High Cape, stalling frontal boundary with jet streak moving in to trigger more storms. Shear profiles largely unidirectional but some […]

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June 11th 2015 Illinois Storm Chase

Nov 30, 2015

Summary: Played marginal setup somewhat close to home, noting some brief supercell features but overall a lack of severe weather. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .25″ (pea) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Primary surface low out in the planes with warm front draped from NE into Northern IL. Shear would be sufficient for rotating storms, but earlier activity would […]

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June 6th Nebraska Supercells

Nov 30, 2015

Summary: Chased some supercells that went up too close together to produce any real significant severe weather, but did capture a brief funnel cloud. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ (quarter) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Slowly advancing surface low, lifting warm front with moderate amounts of shear. Cap forecast to be weak meaning initiation could be […]

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