April 29th 2017 Illinois Tornado Warned Storm Structure

May 04, 2017 Comments Off on April 29th 2017 Illinois Tornado Warned Storm Structure by

Summary: Tracked tornado-warned section of squall line through Central Illinois noting dramatic structure and some rotation. Stats: Torndaoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Upper Level low slowly making its way across the central plains into the midwest with warm front draped east. This warm front was forecast to slowly lift across the region. […]

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April 5th 2017 Kentucky Supercell/Hail

Apr 06, 2017 Comments Off on April 5th 2017 Kentucky Supercell/Hail by

Summary: Tracked tornado-warned HP supercell across north central Kentucky noting wall cloud and some half dollar size hail, but no tornado. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.25″ Wind: n/a   The Forecast: Slowly deepening surface low moving across the Ohio valley. Moisture forecast to return slowly beneath powerful mid and upper level jet. Warm front draped […]

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April 29th 2016 Ninnekah, Oklahoma Tornado

May 01, 2016 Comments Off on April 29th 2016 Ninnekah, Oklahoma Tornado by

Summary: Hook sliced intense HP supercell, catching hard to view tornado that touched down near Ninnekah, before shortly calling off chase. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.75″ (Golf ball) Wind: est 75 mph inflow The Forecast: Deepening low in the Texas panhandle with surging dryline ahead of it. Warm front draped near the Red River forecast […]

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April 26th 2015 Dublin, Stephenville Texas Tornadoes and Large Hail

May 02, 2015 Comments Off on April 26th 2015 Dublin, Stephenville Texas Tornadoes and Large Hail

Summary: Intercepted 3 intense tornadic supercells, dodging hail up to softball size and having a couple close encounters with weak tornadoes that were located deep within the notch. Pursued storms after dark but eventually called off chase when the reward no longer outweighed the risk.     Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 4.00″ (Softball) Wind: 60mph […]

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Clinton Iowa Tornado April 9 2015

Apr 12, 2015 Comments Off on Clinton Iowa Tornado April 9 2015

Summary: Chased HP supercell from southern Iowa to Illinois border, finally catching developing tornado at very close range near Clinton. Celebrations were short lived as historic event then unfolds back in Illinois.       Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.25″ (Half dollar) Wind: est 70mph RFD Milestone: First multi state tornado. (IA-IL) The Forecast: Slow […]

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