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 by

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 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

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

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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