May 8th 2016 – So Close, Yet So Far.

Jun 05, 2016

Summary: Played a supercell that was seconds away from producing a beautiful tornado, before  a left split slammed into it causing a quick demise. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Highly amplified pattern, leading to ample speed shear. Directional/VBV concerns due to highly amplified nature of trough. Dryline forecast to move east […]

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April 29th 2016 Ninnekah, Oklahoma Tornado

May 01, 2016

Summary: Hook sliced intense HP supercell, catching hard to view tornado that touched down near Ninnekah, before shortly calling off chase. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.75″ (Golf ball) Wind: est 75 mph inflow The Forecast: Deepening low in the Texas panhandle with surging dryline ahead of it. Warm front draped near the Red River forecast […]

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April 28th 2016 Photogenic Texas Supercell and Hail

May 01, 2016

Summary: Tracked high based, but photogenic sueprcell across the lower Texas panhandle. Sample hail core a couple times with hail 1.00-1.50″ in diameter. Called chase at sunset as storm weakened. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping Pong Ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Retreating dryline with marginal moisture across the panhandle region. Weak surface low would […]

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April 26th 2016 Plains Outbreak “Bust”

Apr 27, 2016

Summary: Followed embedded supercell that struggled to produce on a day with high expectations. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping pong ball) Winds: n/a The Forecast: Strong, negative tilt trough plowing into the plains with moist unstable warm sector already in place. Low level shear forecast to be on the weak side, in addition to […]

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April 16th 2016 Texas Panhandle Severe Storms

Apr 21, 2016

Summary: Tracked several storms across the panhandle, most failing to produce severe weather, but one storm briefly ramped up and made an attempt at tornadogenesis. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Increasing moisture from the day before, with shear veering out and becoming more unidirectional. Cloud cover due to morning storms […]

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