Wayne Nebraska EF-4 Tornado October 4th 2013

Oct 13, 2013 Comments Off by

Summary: Got incredibly close to large, violent wedge tornado just south of Wayne, NE. Back window blown out by strong inflow winds during escape. Stats:¬† Tornadoes: 1 Hail: .88″ (Nickel) Wind: est 100-120mph inflow/outer circulation of wedge tornado. New Milestone: First window lost in chase career. The Forecast: Impressive, deep, compact and powerfull early fall [...]

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Sub Severe Storms in Nebraska May 27th 2012

Oct 22, 2012 Comments Off by

Summary: Chased marginal setup again only encountering sub severe storms with sub severe hail and mediocre structure. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (penny) Wind: < 40mph   Detailed Account: Not entirely sold on the setup, I bit on it only because it was a weekend and I was desperate to get something great out of [...]

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Storm Chasing Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2012 Comments Off by

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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May 5 2012 Nebraska Storm Chase – Blue Sky Bust

May 09, 2012 Comments Off

Summary: Blue Sky Busted in Nebraska, but spent the day hanging with lots of friends from the chase community.         Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: <58mph Chasers encountered: > 60-70   Detailed Account: Saturday May 5th held some potential. I had been watching the setup evolve over the weak. Everything looked [...]

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Chasing Storms Saturday May 5th

May 04, 2012 Comments Off

On the 5 year anniversary of my first tornado, a chase setup along the NE/SD border will present itself. The setup holds some tornado potential, but it is not the best there can be. Directional shear looks great, but speed shear and upper support are lacking. In addition to this, some model runs have been [...]

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March 29th Storm Chase – Bust With Brief Core Punch

Apr 01, 2012 Comments Off

Summary: Stuck to target ignoring what became the storm of the day further north. Called chase near sunset as storms quickly developed. Core punched developing storm with onslaught of quarter size hail before continuing home.       Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ (Quarter) Wind: < 58mph   Detailed Account: Today was supposed to be [...]

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