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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April 12th 2014 Iowa Hail

Apr 13, 2014 Comments Off on April 12th 2014 Iowa Hail

Summary: Dashed into Iowa to catch isolated, but elevated storms with prolific hail cores. Got cored with hail up to ping pong ball size before night fell and storms transitioned to linear mode. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping Pong) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Strong baroclinic zone setup with quasi-stationary boundary draped across the midwest. […]

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Lawton Oklahoma Tornado April 17th 2013

Apr 25, 2013 Comments Off on Lawton Oklahoma Tornado April 17th 2013

Summary: Intercepted multiple tornado warned, HP supercells in southwest Oklahoma. Encountered mean, classic HP structure, large hail and  brief tornado in the city of Lawton and another possible tornado near Elgin. Detoured for tornado-producing tail end charlie storm near the TX border before calling chase and heading east for next days target.     Stats: […]

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April 8 2013 Colorado Supercell and Hail, Driving the TIV!

Apr 13, 2013 Comments Off on April 8 2013 Colorado Supercell and Hail, Driving the TIV!

Summary: Day one driving the TIV. Got on persistent supercell near Burlington, CO noting good structure. Core punched storm once tornado warning was issued getting blasted with hail up to half dollar size.  Called chase once storm began weakening and roomed up for the night in nearby Colby, KS.     Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: […]

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April 7 2013 Amazing Kansas Supercell

Apr 13, 2013 Comments Off on April 7 2013 Amazing Kansas Supercell

Summary: Sat in chilly air for most of the day until storms finally blew up north of target area. Intercepted southern-most, strongest storm of the day noting great supercell structure and area of rotation with reported tornado. Core punched storm a few times with hail up to half dollar size before letting it go as […]

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