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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February 27th 2017 Hail near Honey Grove Texas

Feb 28, 2017 Comments Off on February 27th 2017 Hail near Honey Grove Texas by

Summary: Last minute gentleman’s chase tracking an elevated supercell across north central Texas yielded some half dollar size hail. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.25″ (Half Dollar) Wind: est 40mph The Forecast: Return flow encountering a nearly stationary boundary/warm front sparking off isolated supercells in a weakly, moderately unstable airmass. Straight line hodographs favored splitting storms […]

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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

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

Jun 05, 2016 Comments Off on May 16th 2016 Amazing Structure Near Stratford Texas

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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