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 29th 2013 Kansas Storm Chasing

Aug 25, 2013 Comments Off on May 29th 2013 Kansas Storm Chasing by

Summary: Intercepted a couple severe warned storms that overall failed to produce anything noteworthy. Career milestone of 6 consecutive chases with tornadoes was ended.         Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a   The Setup: Ample speed shear with marginal directional shear ahead of dryline as new system begins to arrive […]

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Bennington Kansas EF-4 Tornado May 28th 2013

Jul 21, 2013 Comments Off on Bennington Kansas EF-4 Tornado May 28th 2013 by

Summary: Intercepted stationary supercell which went on to produce EF-4 tornado that also sat stationary for nearly an hour!         Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.00″ (quarter) Wind: est 55mph inflow winds. **NEW CAREER MILESTONE** 6 consecutive chases yielding tornadoes! The Setup: Main waves from pervious days system moved on to the east, […]

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Esbon Kansas EF-4 Tornado May 27th 2013

Jun 15, 2013 Comments Off on Esbon Kansas EF-4 Tornado May 27th 2013

Summary: Chased storm of the day from birth to death, getting a brief view of heavily rain wrapped EF-4 tornado near the town of Esbon. ¬†Caught a small rope funnel on the flanking line and also noted awesome HP structure and gorgeous backlit skies during sunset.     Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a […]

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South Haven Kansas Tornado May 19th 2013

Jun 10, 2013 Comments Off on South Haven Kansas Tornado May 19th 2013

Summary: Played southern end of linear storm complex for best areas of rotation. Caught a beauitful rope tornado from close range right outside the vehicle with funnel passing overhead and debris whirl in field next to us. Debated moving after stronger storms to the south but decided against it. Tracked tail end of the line […]

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