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 by

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 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

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

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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