McLean, TX and Elk City, OK Tornadoes

Mar 25, 2018 Comments Off on McLean, TX and Elk City, OK Tornadoes by

Summary: Arrived just in time to document 2 tornadoes and 4″ hail across TX/OK , the second which wound up impacting the town we were staying at overnight. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 4.00″ Wind: N/A   The Forecast: Deep, slow moving trough entering the plains combined with favorable directional shear, steep lapse rates and good […]

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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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Underwood, Texas Tornadoes and Tennis Ball Size Hail. October 12th 2012

Oct 17, 2012 Comments Off on Underwood, Texas Tornadoes and Tennis Ball Size Hail. October 12th 2012 by

Summary: Gambled on high risk/high reward chase and was rewarded with a beautiful supercell that delivered tennis ball size hail and 2 weak tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 2.50″ (Tennis Ball) Wind: est 50mph core gust.   Detailed Account: If you have read my chase logs, it is no doubt that 2012 has been the […]

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3/27/12 Forecast Update

Mar 27, 2012 Comments Off on 3/27/12 Forecast Update

The forecast for storm initiation due to weak forcing is still the big issue with todays setup. Shear is there, and instability (albeit in a very narrow corridor) is also there. The big fly in the ointment continues to be the lack of any real appreciable forcing. There is not much of a wind shift […]

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