Christmas Storm: No Need to Hit the Panic Buttons Yet.

Dec 17, 2014

Since my previous post here, buzz has continued to increase a bit about the potential for a “big Christmas storm.” That is a scary headline to say the least. Here is the latest. Models are, at this time, showing an impressively deep cyclone forming near Lake Huron during the 2 day Christmas eve-Christmas period. For […]

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Active Weather Pattern Christmas Week

Dec 16, 2014

Rumors of an active weather pattern Christmas week have been circulating the web lately, so lets take a look. Indeed there have been indications for several days now an active jet stream pattern will setup across the US. Without getting too technical, a broad trough in the jet stream looks to setup over much of […]

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Iowa Supercell July 12th 2014

Nov 20, 2014

Summary: Played marginal setup catching pair of well structured supercells that produced brief funnel cloud but no tornado. Detoured west to have a night out in Omaha afterwards. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (penny) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Pretty standard summer setup. Slow moving cold front with plenty of instability ahead of it, but only marginal […]

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June 30th 2014 Iowa Severe Weather – Chicagoland Tornadoes

Sep 16, 2014

Summary: Targeted Iowa intercepting first round of severe storms noting shelf cloud but no real severe weather, mostly torrential rains. Raced line home for lightning shots before second, much more powerful round of storms slammed home. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .25″ (pea) Wind: est 45mph outflow The Forecast: Very rich, moisture laiden air creating extreme instability […]

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Pilger Nebraska Twin EF-4 Tornadoes June 16th 2014

Jul 16, 2014

Summary: Witnessed the most incredible single tornadic event in my chase career. Two violent tornadoes churning side by side for 20+ minutes. Also witnessed several other tornadoes in what will undoubtedly be THE chase of 2014. Stats: Tornadoes: 5 +2 maybe’s Hail: 1.00″ (quarter) Wind: est 55-60mph RFD Milestone: Most violent tornadoes witnessed in a […]

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