June 12th 2013 Chicago Illinois High Risk

Oct 23, 2013 Comments Off on June 12th 2013 Chicago Illinois High Risk

Summary: Ignored more obvious tornado target to gamble closer to home. Got on tornado warned supercell that quickly went outflow dominant noting dramatic storm structure. Core punched storm experiencing 70mph winds and hail up to nickel size. Called chase as storms congealed and moved on.     Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .88″ (Nickel) Wind: est […]

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Storm Chase Log: January 29th Illinois

Jan 30, 2013 Comments Off on Storm Chase Log: January 29th Illinois

Summary: Chased early season setup intercepting several tornado/severe warned line segments noting areas of rotation and a few funnels but could never confirm any tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: < 58mph The setup: Strong, seasonal speed shear as a deep trough plowed into the midwest coupled with record warmth as far north as […]

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January 29th 2013 Severe Weather Outbreak Forecast

Jan 28, 2013 Comments Off on January 29th 2013 Severe Weather Outbreak Forecast

The nation is gearing up for its first potential widespread severe weather event to take shape on Tuesday the 29th. As such, I am preparing for an early season chase. A quick look at SPC shows a very large risk for severe thunderstorms, especially across the lower MS river valley where a moderate risk is […]

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Geminid Meteor Shower Pictures

Dec 14, 2012 Comments Off on Geminid Meteor Shower Pictures

Attempted to shoot the Geminids on the morning of December 14th 2012. This was my first time messing around with a DSLR, so while not perfect, I am certainly pleased with the results. I definitely need to get ahold of one of these before chase season 2013.

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Storm Structure in Iowa and Dust Storms in Illinois – May 28th 2012

Oct 22, 2012 Comments Off on Storm Structure in Iowa and Dust Storms in Illinois – May 28th 2012

Summary: Got on severe storm in Iowa with cool structure but no severe weather, called chase and detoured for new outflow driven storms in Illinois with huge dust clouds along the gust front.       Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: est 55-60mph outflow.   Detailed Account: Today seemed to have less potential […]

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