April 9th – St Ansgar, Iowa Hail

Apr 10, 2017 Comments Off on April 9th – St Ansgar, Iowa Hail by

Summary: Cap busted during the day, but intercepted severe hailstorm on the way home during a marginal IA setup. Details: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping Pong Ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Slowly deepening surface low ahead of large warm sector with ample return flow in place for severe storms. A strong cap was forecast to […]

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May 26th 2016 MDT Risk Kansas Bust

Nov 11, 2016 Comments Off on May 26th 2016 MDT Risk Kansas Bust by

Summary: Chased MDT risk setup in Kansas, intercepting multiple storms that ultimately struggled to produce any meaningful severe weather, especially tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ Wind” n/a The Forecast: The trough that had been in place all week was finally beginning to eject, bringing much stronger speed shear with it and a focused, deepening […]

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April 26th 2016 Plains Outbreak “Bust”

Apr 27, 2016 Comments Off on April 26th 2016 Plains Outbreak “Bust” by

Summary: Followed embedded supercell that struggled to produce on a day with high expectations. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping pong ball) Winds: n/a The Forecast: Strong, negative tilt trough plowing into the plains with moist unstable warm sector already in place. Low level shear forecast to be on the weak side, in addition to […]

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March 30th 2016 Kansas Bust – Tulsa Tornado

Apr 01, 2016 Comments Off on March 30th 2016 Kansas Bust – Tulsa Tornado

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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August 22nd Iowa Cold Front Grunge

Jan 07, 2016 Comments Off on August 22nd Iowa Cold Front Grunge

Summary: Chased setup against better judgement because it fell on a weekend, and came away with pretty much nothing other than an amusing story about how the local cops thought we were bank robbers. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Weakly sheared cold front sweeping across Iowa with questionable airmass recovery and […]

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