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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May 15th 2015 Nebraska Funnel Clouds

Jun 18, 2015

Summary: Tracked multiple supercells across the Nebraska panhandle catching a couple funnel clouds and some golf ball size hail! Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.75″ (Golf Ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Highly anticipated trough. Similar issues to the previous system with VBV profiles, and lack of an EML which meant morning storms could lay the day […]

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May 9th Kansas Dusk Tornadoes

Jun 14, 2015

Summary: Caught multiple tornadoes at dusk after a frustrating chase. Stats: Tornadoes: 5 Hail: 88″ (Nickel) Wind: n/a   The Forecast: Similar setup to previous day, main piece of trough finally in place. Beautiful speed shear and instability ahead of dryline and wrapping into surface low. Unfortunately EML was lacking yet again and this meant […]

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May 8th 2015 Warika, Oklahoma Supercell

May 25, 2015

Summary: Intercepted HP supercell in southwest Oklahoma noting dramatic structure. Decided to let storm roll us in the town of Warika as embedded circulation ramped up and passed overhead. Stopped to view back-lit structure as storms departed before heading for back to Norman.       Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ (Quarter) Wind: est 60mph […]

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