August 22nd Iowa Cold Front Grunge

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

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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June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice

Jul 21, 2015 Comments Off on June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice by

Summary: Chose wrong target and sat around in sunshine most of the day. Called chase just as storms went up west, managed to get on some supercells in the days last light as they weakened. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Good moisture and strong instability in place, but forcing lacked […]

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June 3rd Cheyenne Wyoming Storm Chase Bust

Jul 08, 2015 Comments Off on June 3rd Cheyenne Wyoming Storm Chase Bust by

Summary: Sat around in target city all day waiting for storms that didn’t form. Called chase and grabbed dinner, as storms finally formed providing a couple weak consolation photo ops.     Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Dinner Bill: $11.65 The Forecast: Meager flow, but increasing moisture across high plains yielding potential upslope […]

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June 2nd 2015 South Dakota Bust

Jul 05, 2015 Comments Off on June 2nd 2015 South Dakota Bust

Summary: Raced after lone supercell near the ND/SD border only to have it collapse as soon as I arrive. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Near zonal flow with subtle ripple/piece of energy moving into the northern plains. Strong heating and good moisture would provide great instability for storms, but speed shear […]

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April 29th Mississippi Moderate Risk Bust

May 01, 2014 Comments Off on April 29th Mississippi Moderate Risk Bust

Summary: Chased potential second day tornado outbreak but instead wound up with grungy storms on a classic 15% MDT risk bust. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Same system as previous 2 days, slowly moving east as it occludes, pushing severe potential further and further away. Airmass was forecast to recover form […]

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