May 25th 2016 Chapman, Kansas 90 Minute EF-4 Tornado

Aug 21, 2016 Comments Off on May 25th 2016 Chapman, Kansas 90 Minute EF-4 Tornado by

Summary: Caught two tornadoes, the second one being an incredible 90 minute EF-4. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 2.50″ (Tennis ball) Wind: Est 80-90mph RFD/inflow The Forecast: Trough in place, but large scale surface features lacking. Outflow boundary draped across north central Kansas from previous day’s storms. Weak shortwave moving through the mid level flow serving […]

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May 23rd 2016 Texas Supercells

Aug 14, 2016 Comments Off on May 23rd 2016 Texas Supercells by

Summary: Played secondary target and intercepted a couple supercells documenting par structure, large hail and severe RFD winds. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 2.00″ Wind: 65-70mph RFD The Forecast: Mid level trough and moisture in place, but stronger cap than the previous day.  Outflow boundaries from previous days storms would serve as potential trigger points for new […]

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May 16th 2016 Amazing Structure Near Stratford Texas

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Summary: Tracked intense HP supercell across the northeast Texas panhandle, documenting incredible structure, golfball size hail and winds up to 7omph. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail. 1.75″ (Golf ball) Wind: 70mph   The Forecast: Slow, southeast moving surface low in the panhandle region. Plenty of moisture and instability to work with given proper amount of clearing. […]

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April 28th 2016 Photogenic Texas Supercell and Hail

May 01, 2016 Comments Off on April 28th 2016 Photogenic Texas Supercell and Hail

Summary: Tracked high based, but photogenic sueprcell across the lower Texas panhandle. Sample hail core a couple times with hail 1.00-1.50″ in diameter. Called chase at sunset as storm weakened. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping Pong Ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Retreating dryline with marginal moisture across the panhandle region. Weak surface low would […]

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Elmer Oklahoma Tornado May 16th 2015

Jun 30, 2015 Comments Off on Elmer Oklahoma Tornado May 16th 2015

Summary: Caught a wedge tornado and then got munched by RFD containing hail perhaps larger than softballs and 70mph winds. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 4.25+” (Softball and larger) Wind: est 70mph RFD winds Windshield lost this year: 2 The Forecast: Similar setup as day before. The main piece of energy had arrived on the plains […]

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