June 23rd 2013 Colorado Storm Chase

Nov 26, 2013

Summary: Intercepted several severe warned storms noting photogenic rain bands, several gustnadoes as well as possible tornado we could never get confirmation from. Called chase early to begin long drive home for work obligations the next day just as storm goes tornado warned, giving us all brief heart attacks. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.50″ Wind: […]

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June 22nd 2013 Nebraska Storm Chase Bust

Nov 26, 2013

Summary: Drove around most of the day, re-adjusting target for miniscule parameters in hopes of initiation before catching a brief glimpse of a dying, non severe storm as the sun set. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Large expansive warm sector ahead of slow moving trough. Ample instability under modest flow along […]

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Washington Illinois EF-4 Tornado November 17th 2013

Nov 19, 2013

Summary: Chased late season high risk outbreak in local turf catching the large, long tracked and unfortunately deadly EF-4 tornado that tore through Washington Illinois. Stopped to perform search and rescue before resuming chase catching a distant view of a second tornado near Dana, IL. Called chase once storms got too far ahead and had […]

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Washington Illinois EF-4 Tornado Video November 17th 2013

Nov 18, 2013

Here is a quick link to my video of the tornado that moved through Washington, IL on Sunday November 17th 2013. We were near the town of Roanoke when we caught view of the tornado, a more detailed log will be coming in the next day or so.

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June 12th 2013 Chicago Illinois High Risk

Oct 23, 2013

Summary: Ignored more obvious tornado target to gamble closer to home. Got on tornado warned supercell that quickly went outflow dominant noting dramatic storm structure. Core punched storm experiencing 70mph winds and hail up to nickel size. Called chase as storms congealed and moved on.     Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .88″ (Nickel) Wind: est […]

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Wayne Nebraska EF-4 Tornado October 4th 2013

Oct 13, 2013

Summary: Got incredibly close to large, violent wedge tornado just south of Wayne, NE. Back window blown out by strong inflow winds during escape. Stats:¬† Tornadoes: 1 Hail: .88″ (Nickel) Wind: est 100-120mph inflow/outer circulation of wedge tornado. New Milestone: First window lost in chase career. The Forecast: Impressive, deep, compact and powerfull early fall […]

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El Reno Oklahoma Tornado May 31st 2013

Sep 29, 2013

Summary: A very chaotic chase as we nearly drove into a record breaking tornado, got caught in an unbelievable traffic jam due to a mass exodus before nearly getting rolled by a smaller tornado near Tuttle, Oklahoma. Learned of devastating news that would change the storm chasing world forever as the historic storms claimed some […]

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May 30th 2013 Oklahoma Storm Chasing

Sep 08, 2013

Summary: Overslept and missed the main play of the day. Forced to play secondary area of development noting some pretty non-severe structure but no actual severe weather.         Stats: Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Tornadoes: 0 The Setup: Similar setup to previous day with same frontal boundaries continuing south/east. Similar parameters were in […]

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May 29th 2013 Kansas Storm Chasing

Aug 25, 2013

Summary: Intercepted a couple severe warned storms that overall failed to produce anything noteworthy. Career milestone of 6 consecutive chases with tornadoes was ended.         Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a   The Setup: Ample speed shear with marginal directional shear ahead of dryline as new system begins to arrive […]

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Bennington Kansas EF-4 Tornado May 28th 2013

Jul 21, 2013

Summary: Intercepted stationary supercell which went on to produce EF-4 tornado that also sat stationary for nearly an hour!         Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.00″ (quarter) Wind: est 55mph inflow winds. **NEW CAREER MILESTONE** 6 consecutive chases yielding tornadoes! The Setup: Main waves from pervious days system moved on to the east, […]

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