March 30th 2016 Kansas Bust – Tulsa Tornado

Apr 01, 2016 Comments Off on March 30th 2016 Kansas Bust – Tulsa Tornado by

Summary: Sampled a couple storms in southeast Kansas noting small hail, but no official severe weather. Called chase early to position for next day as prolific tornado touches down near Tulsa. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 50mph The Forecast: Surface low moving through Nebraska with trailing dryline/coldfront through the¬†plains. Forecast moisture return […]

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June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice

Jul 21, 2015 Comments Off on June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice by

Summary: Chose wrong target and sat around in sunshine most of the day. Called chase just as storms went up west, managed to get on some supercells in the days last light as they weakened. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Good moisture and strong instability in place, but forcing lacked […]

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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

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

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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