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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Esbon Kansas EF-4 Tornado May 27th 2013

Jun 15, 2013

Summary: Chased storm of the day from birth to death, getting a brief view of heavily rain wrapped EF-4 tornado near the town of Esbon.  Caught a small rope funnel on the flanking line and also noted awesome HP structure and gorgeous backlit skies during sunset.     Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a […]

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Moore Oklahoma Tornado May 20th 2013

Jun 10, 2013

Summary: Caught large, destructive EF-5 tornado that tore through Moore as it was west of town. Could not pursue tornado due to lack of river crossing so dropped south to other tornadic storms witnessing possible tornado before calling off chase and heading back to Shawnee for dinner/hotel.     Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: .00″ Wind: […]

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South Haven Kansas Tornado May 19th 2013

Jun 10, 2013

Summary: Played southern end of linear storm complex for best areas of rotation. Caught a beauitful rope tornado from close range right outside the vehicle with funnel passing overhead and debris whirl in field next to us. Debated moving after stronger storms to the south but decided against it. Tracked tail end of the line […]

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Rozel Kansas Tornado May 18th 2013

May 23, 2013

Summary: Sat around in Greensburg most of the day fearing a bust when storm exploded to life. Caught 2 very photogenic tornadoes including the Rozel, KS EF-4 which I was able to document the entire life cycle of. Called chase as storms congealed and had steak dinner in Great Bend, KS to celebrate.     […]

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