Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015

Aug 03, 2015 Comments Off on Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015 by

Severe weather moved through my home area on Sunday August 2nd. These included 3 rounds of storms. The first during the afternoon which unfortunately  took the life of a festival-goer. Things were calm the rest of the day until sunset when new, vigorous storms erupted. First a lone supercell that put down a tornado near […]

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April 10th 2011 Arkansas Storm Chase With TIV – Very Close Lightning Strike!

Apr 19, 2013 Comments Off on April 10th 2011 Arkansas Storm Chase With TIV – Very Close Lightning Strike! by

Summary: Final day with the TIV. Diverted from original target for more challenging play in Arkansas. Intercepted tornado warned storms in difficult terrain noting some quick rising motion but no real rotation or tornado.  Caught my best and closest lightning strike on video near the end of the day.     Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: […]

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3/27/12 Forecast Update

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

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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