Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015

Aug 03, 2015 Comments Off on Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015 by

Severe weather moved through my home area on Sunday August 2nd. These included 3 rounds of storms. The first during the afternoon which unfortunately  took the life of a festival-goer. Things were calm the rest of the day until sunset when new, vigorous storms erupted. First a lone supercell that put down a tornado near […]

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Clinton Iowa Tornado April 9 2015

Apr 12, 2015 Comments Off on Clinton Iowa Tornado April 9 2015 by

Summary: Chased HP supercell from southern Iowa to Illinois border, finally catching developing tornado at very close range near Clinton. Celebrations were short lived as historic event then unfolds back in Illinois.       Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.25″ (Half dollar) Wind: est 70mph RFD Milestone: First multi state tornado. (IA-IL) The Forecast: Slow […]

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May 20th 2014 Chicago Severe Weather

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

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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April 28th 2014 Severe Weather Outbreak – From Illinois

May 01, 2014 Comments Off on April 28th 2014 Severe Weather Outbreak – From Illinois

Summary: Gambled on warm front play in Illinois on what became a tornado outbreak down south. Witnessing only sub severe but somewhat photogenic storms. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast:  The slow moving system from the previous day was forecast to bring some impressive dynamics that would set the stage for […]

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Washington Illinois EF-4 Tornado November 17th 2013

Nov 19, 2013 Comments Off on Washington Illinois EF-4 Tornado November 17th 2013

Summary: Chased late season high risk outbreak in local turf catching the large, long tracked and unfortunately deadly EF-4 tornado that tore through Washington Illinois. Stopped to perform search and rescue before resuming chase catching a distant view of a second tornado near Dana, IL. Called chase once storms got too far ahead and had […]

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