April 15th 2016 Multiple Tornadoes Near Eva, Oklahoma

Apr 18, 2016

Summary: Got a late start chasing down long lived supercell that tracked from the Texas panhandle into Kansas, managed to catch storm just in time as it began producing tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 4 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Firsts: OK panhandle tornadoes. The Forecast: Highly amplified trough slowly moving into the plains. Forecast to cut off […]

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March 30th 2016 Kansas Bust – Tulsa Tornado

Apr 01, 2016

Summary: Sampled a couple storms in southeast Kansas noting small hail, but no official severe weather. Called chase early to position for next day as prolific tornado touches down near Tulsa. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 50mph The Forecast: Surface low moving through Nebraska with trailing dryline/coldfront through the¬†plains. Forecast moisture return […]

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March 15th 2016 Warsaw and Trivoli Illinois Tornadoes

Mar 18, 2016

Summary: Targeted well to watch storms initiate, witnessing two tornadoes before the chase was over! Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 1.00″ (Quarter) Wind: n/a Milestones: Most tornadoes (3) this early in any season. Most tornado days (2) this early in a season. The Forecast: Rapidly deepening low along with beautifully negative tilt, diffluent jet stream moving […]

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March 13th 2016 Arkansas Supercells – Night Time Tornado

Mar 14, 2016

Summary: Tracked several supercells across Central Arkansas encountering intense hail core, a possible tornado and some decent structure. Caught a night time tornado as well.       Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping pong ball) Wind: est 50mph inflow First: Arkansas tornado Years with tornadoes on first chase: 3 (2011, 2012, 2016) The Forecast: […]

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December 23rd 2015 Christmas Eve Eve Illinois Storm Chase

Jan 07, 2016

Summary: Tracked mini supercells across western Illinois, missing photogenic tornado by minutes, but catching stunning back-side structure. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Record El Nino underway. Unseasonably, rare airmass in place across Illinois with surface temperatures and dewpoints exceeding 60 degrees. Deep surface low moving through western Illinois bringing strong speed […]

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