May 9th Kansas Dusk Tornadoes

Jun 14, 2015 Comments Off on May 9th Kansas Dusk Tornadoes by

Summary: Caught multiple tornadoes at dusk after a frustrating chase. Stats: Tornadoes: 5 Hail: 88″ (Nickel) Wind: n/a   The Forecast: Similar setup to previous day, main piece of trough finally in place. Beautiful speed shear and instability ahead of dryline and wrapping into surface low. Unfortunately EML was lacking yet again and this meant […]

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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

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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