May 29th 2013 Kansas Storm Chasing

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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 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 by

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

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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Rozel Kansas Tornado May 18th 2013

May 23, 2013 Comments Off

Summary: Sat around in Greensburg most of the day fearing a bust when storm exploded to life. Caught 2 very photogenic tornadoes including the Rozel, KS EF-4 which I was able to document the entire life cycle of. Called chase as storms congealed and had steak dinner in Great Bend, KS to celebrate.     […]

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April 9th Cold Front Bust

Apr 19, 2013 Comments Off

Summary: A surging cold front ruined what could have been a promising day giving way to the first storm-less bust of the season. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a New Milestone: Coldest temperatures ever experienced on a chase morning, 21 degrees! The Forecast: A strong cold front plowing southward through the plains. South of […]

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April 7 2013 Amazing Kansas Supercell

Apr 13, 2013 Comments Off

Summary: Sat in chilly air for most of the day until storms finally blew up north of target area. Intercepted southern-most, strongest storm of the day noting great supercell structure and area of rotation with reported tornado. Core punched storm a few times with hail up to half dollar size before letting it go as […]

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Storm Chasing Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2012 Comments Off

It has been awhile since some chase worth setups presented themselves. After missing an event in Kansas yesterday night, I am currently gearing up to head out for a chase in Nebraska Sunday. Currently there are some issues with the setup, and my confidence in a big tornado is somewhat low. The first problem I […]

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April 27 2012 – Kansas Storm Chase

Apr 29, 2012 Comments Off

Summary: Intercepted several storms on Moderate Risk day that fell way below expectations. Witnessed some mediocre structure and experience storm gust out overhead.         Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .25″ (pea) Wind: est 55-60mph   Detailed Account: On the one year anniversary of the super outbreak, a chase setup presented itself in Kansas. It […]

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Active Severe Weather Week Ahead.

Apr 08, 2012 Comments Off

Currently I am [in horror] watching what looks to be a very active severe weather week take shape on the models. As it stands there could be great storm chase potential from Wednesday all the way through Sunday. The reason I watch in horror is I start a new job this week, so requesting time […]

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