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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March 15th 2016 Warsaw and Trivoli Illinois Tornadoes

Mar 18, 2016 Comments Off on March 15th 2016 Warsaw and Trivoli Illinois Tornadoes by

Summary: Targeted well to watch storms initiate, witnessing two tornadoes before the chase was over! Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 1.00″ (Quarter) Wind: n/a Milestones: Most tornadoes (3) this early in any season. Most tornado days (2) this early in a season. The Forecast: Rapidly deepening low along with beautifully negative tilt, diffluent jet stream moving […]

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Where is Spring?

Mar 06, 2013 Comments Off on Where is Spring? by

We are a week into March. Woo Hoo chase season, Spring!!! But wait…something isn’t right. Thats right, Chicago just received 9.5″ of snow yesterday making it the largest snowstorm since the GHD blizzard back in February 2011 as well as a top 4 March snow event in all of Chicago’s 128 year weather history. The […]

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Large Hail and Supercell Near Americus, Kansas March 28 2012

Mar 30, 2012 Comments Off on Large Hail and Supercell Near Americus, Kansas March 28 2012

Summary: Drove all morning to target area fearing early initiation. Ended up sitting for awhile waiting for storms to form a couple hours before dark. Dropped south to intercept slow moving supercell with plenty of large hail. Storm tried to wrap up and exhibited weak rotation for a time but could never produce a tornado. […]

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