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 by

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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May 8th 2015 Warika, Oklahoma Supercell

May 25, 2015 Comments Off on May 8th 2015 Warika, Oklahoma Supercell

Summary: Intercepted HP supercell in southwest Oklahoma noting dramatic structure. Decided to let storm roll us in the town of Warika as embedded circulation ramped up and passed overhead. Stopped to view back-lit structure as storms departed before heading for back to Norman.       Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ (Quarter) Wind: est 60mph […]

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