Elmer Oklahoma Tornado May 16th 2015

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

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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May 15th 2015 Nebraska Funnel Clouds

Jun 18, 2015 Comments Off on May 15th 2015 Nebraska Funnel Clouds by

Summary: Tracked multiple supercells across the Nebraska panhandle catching a couple funnel clouds and some golf ball size hail! Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.75″ (Golf Ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Highly anticipated trough. Similar issues to the previous system with VBV profiles, and lack of an EML which meant morning storms could lay the day […]

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April 24th 2015 Hays-Fairport Kansas HP Supercell

Apr 30, 2015 Comments Off on April 24th 2015 Hays-Fairport Kansas HP Supercell by

Summary: Picked the right target on a difficult choice day, intercepting HP supercell north of Hays, KS. Punched RFD of storm encountering hazy view of lifting tornado before getting blasted with 80mph wind driven tennis ball size hail, taking out windshield. Kept ahead of storm until dusk as it began to gust out, catching dramatic […]

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May 20th 2014 Chicago Severe Weather

May 25, 2014 Comments Off on May 20th 2014 Chicago Severe Weather

Summary: Got on southeast moving supercell that tracked through Chicago suburbs encountering ¬†intense straight line winds, hail up to golfball size. Also witnessed numerous powerflashes while following storm to attempt lightning photos. Turned around from home once storm moved out of area.     Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.75″ (golfball) Wind: est 70mph. The Forecast: […]

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Nebraska Tornado April 27th 2014

May 01, 2014 Comments Off on Nebraska Tornado April 27th 2014

Summary: Played surface low with minimal probabilities and ended up catching a low contrast tornado. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: .75″ (penny) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Powerful cut off system with vertically stacked low now in place. Intense speed shear overspreading all of warm sector with sufficient instability in place. Morning activity would affect the days […]

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