Perryville Missouri to Elkville Illinois EF-4 Tornado February 28th 2017

Mar 07, 2017

Summary: Caught an early season, violent tornado as it roared through southern Illinois after a frustrating chase day. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Milestones: Earliest tornado in a season, longest track tornado, and first time a season began with a violent tornado. The Forecast: A strong surface low was moving into the midwest. […]

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February 27th 2017 Hail near Honey Grove Texas

Feb 28, 2017

Summary: Last minute gentleman’s chase tracking an elevated supercell across north central Texas yielded some half dollar size hail. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.25″ (Half Dollar) Wind: est 40mph The Forecast: Return flow encountering a nearly stationary boundary/warm front sparking off isolated supercells in a weakly, moderately unstable airmass. Straight line hodographs favored splitting storms […]

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October 4th 2016 Wichita Kansas Supercell

Dec 13, 2016

Summary: Tracked multiple supercells near Wichita, KS. One of them eventually ramped up and almost produced a tornado but could not quite get it done. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 70mph RFD The Forecast: Autumn system moving into the Central/Southern plains bringing seasonably strong speed/directional shear. Nature of moisture return looked to […]

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June 22nd 2016 Pontiac, Seneca Illinois Tornadoes

Dec 08, 2016

Summary: Intercepted multiple tornadoes during a potent setup across Illinois, 2 of them doing EF-2 damage. Stats: Tornadoes: 3 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: est 75mph RFD The Forecast: Unseasonably deep surface low, and very strong shear in place across very unstable warm sector. Surface low forecast to slowly deepen, lifting a warm front into northern […]

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June 15 2016 Wisconsin Supercell

Dec 02, 2016

Summary: Tracked supercell across much of central Wisconsin, encountering severe winds, severe hail and brief tornadic structure. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.25″ (Half Dollar) Wind: est 70mph downburst. The Forecast: Ample moisture and instability in place within NW flow regime. Existing outflow boundary from previous storms could focus new storm development aided by a strong […]

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