May 8th 2016 – So Close, Yet So Far.

Jun 05, 2016 Comments Off on May 8th 2016 – So Close, Yet So Far. by

Summary: Played a supercell that was seconds away from producing a beautiful tornado, before  a left split slammed into it causing a quick demise. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Highly amplified pattern, leading to ample speed shear. Directional/VBV concerns due to highly amplified nature of trough. Dryline forecast to move east […]

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April 29th 2016 Ninnekah, Oklahoma Tornado

May 01, 2016 Comments Off on April 29th 2016 Ninnekah, Oklahoma Tornado by

Summary: Hook sliced intense HP supercell, catching hard to view tornado that touched down near Ninnekah, before shortly calling off chase. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.75″ (Golf ball) Wind: est 75 mph inflow The Forecast: Deepening low in the Texas panhandle with surging dryline ahead of it. Warm front draped near the Red River forecast […]

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April 26th 2016 Plains Outbreak “Bust”

Apr 27, 2016 Comments Off on April 26th 2016 Plains Outbreak “Bust” by

Summary: Followed embedded supercell that struggled to produce on a day with high expectations. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping pong ball) Winds: n/a The Forecast: Strong, negative tilt trough plowing into the plains with moist unstable warm sector already in place. Low level shear forecast to be on the weak side, in addition to […]

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April 15th 2016 Multiple Tornadoes Near Eva, Oklahoma

Apr 18, 2016 Comments Off on April 15th 2016 Multiple Tornadoes Near Eva, Oklahoma

Summary: Got a late start chasing down long lived supercell that tracked from the Texas panhandle into Kansas, managed to catch storm just in time as it began producing tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 4 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Firsts: OK panhandle tornadoes. The Forecast: Highly amplified trough slowly moving into the plains. Forecast to cut off […]

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Elmer Oklahoma Tornado May 16th 2015

Jun 30, 2015 Comments Off on Elmer Oklahoma Tornado May 16th 2015

Summary: Caught a wedge tornado and then got munched by RFD containing hail perhaps larger than softballs and 70mph winds. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 4.25+” (Softball and larger) Wind: est 70mph RFD winds Windshield lost this year: 2 The Forecast: Similar setup as day before. The main piece of energy had arrived on the plains […]

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