October 4th 2016 Wichita Kansas Supercell

Dec 13, 2016 Comments Off on October 4th 2016 Wichita Kansas Supercell by

Summary: Tracked multiple supercells near Wichita, KS. One of them eventually ramped up and almost produced a tornado but could not quite get it done. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 70mph RFD The Forecast: Autumn system moving into the Central/Southern plains bringing seasonably strong speed/directional shear. Nature of moisture return looked to […]

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May 26th 2016 MDT Risk Kansas Bust

Nov 11, 2016 Comments Off on May 26th 2016 MDT Risk Kansas Bust by

Summary: Chased MDT risk setup in Kansas, intercepting multiple storms that ultimately struggled to produce any meaningful severe weather, especially tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ Wind” n/a The Forecast: The trough that had been in place all week was finally beginning to eject, bringing much stronger speed shear with it and a focused, deepening […]

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May 25th 2016 Chapman, Kansas 90 Minute EF-4 Tornado

Aug 21, 2016 Comments Off on May 25th 2016 Chapman, Kansas 90 Minute EF-4 Tornado by

Summary: Caught two tornadoes, the second one being an incredible 90 minute EF-4. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 2.50″ (Tennis ball) Wind: Est 80-90mph RFD/inflow The Forecast: Trough in place, but large scale surface features lacking. Outflow boundary draped across north central Kansas from previous day’s storms. Weak shortwave moving through the mid level flow serving […]

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May 24th 2016 Dodge City Kansas Tornadoes

Aug 15, 2016 Comments Off on May 24th 2016 Dodge City Kansas Tornadoes

Summary: Saw more tornadoes than on any other chase in my career. Got stuck in the mud and pounded by baseball size hail. Stats: Tornadoes 14! (best estimate) Hail: 2.75″ (Baseball) Wind: n/a Time getting stuck in chasing career: 3 The Forecast: Same trough in place, moisture on the increase. Dryline sharpening that would intersect […]

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March 30th 2016 Kansas Bust – Tulsa Tornado

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

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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