April Fools Day Storm Chasing Prank

Apr 04, 2014 Comments Off by

Summary: Gambled with day before the day potential cap bust, and lost. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Wind: n/a Hail: 0.00″ Storms: 0 The Forecast: Initial piece of progressive trough moving into the plains. Ample moisture was finally in place creating strong instablity for early April standards. Forcing along a retreating dryline was weak at best. Cap [...]

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El Reno Oklahoma Tornado May 31st 2013

Sep 29, 2013 Comments Off by

Summary: A very chaotic chase as we nearly drove into a record breaking tornado, got caught in an unbelievable traffic jam due to a mass exodus before nearly getting rolled by a smaller tornado near Tuttle, Oklahoma. Learned of devastating news that would change the storm chasing world forever as the historic storms claimed some [...]

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May 30th 2013 Oklahoma Storm Chasing

Sep 08, 2013 Comments Off by

Summary: Overslept and missed the main play of the day. Forced to play secondary area of development noting some pretty non-severe structure but no actual severe weather.         Stats: Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Tornadoes: 0 The Setup: Similar setup to previous day with same frontal boundaries continuing south/east. Similar parameters were in [...]

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Moore Oklahoma Tornado May 20th 2013

Jun 10, 2013 Comments Off

Summary: Caught large, destructive EF-5 tornado that tore through Moore as it was west of town. Could not pursue tornado due to lack of river crossing so dropped south to other tornadic storms witnessing possible tornado before calling off chase and heading back to Shawnee for dinner/hotel.     Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: .00″ Wind: [...]

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South Haven Kansas Tornado May 19th 2013

Jun 10, 2013 Comments Off

Summary: Played southern end of linear storm complex for best areas of rotation. Caught a beauitful rope tornado from close range right outside the vehicle with funnel passing overhead and debris whirl in field next to us. Debated moving after stronger storms to the south but decided against it. Tracked tail end of the line [...]

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Lawton Oklahoma Tornado April 17th 2013

Apr 25, 2013 Comments Off

Summary: Intercepted multiple tornado warned, HP supercells in southwest Oklahoma. Encountered mean, classic HP structure, large hail and  brief tornado in the city of Lawton and another possible tornado near Elgin. Detoured for tornado-producing tail end charlie storm near the TX border before calling chase and heading east for next days target.     Stats: [...]

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October 13th 2012 Severe Warned Storms in Central Oklahoma

Oct 22, 2012 Comments Off

Summary: Chased grungy setup, intercepting several severe warned storms noting nothing more than brief encounter with sub severe hail and winds. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .88″ (Nickel) Wind: est 50mph thunderstorm gust.   Detailed Account: Saturday, October 13th was thought by many to be the big day in the 2-3 day setup. I was skeptical [...]

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Carnegie Supercell and Norman Oklahoma Tornado April 13th 2012

Apr 19, 2012 Comments Off

Summary: Waited for struggling storms to get going before bailing on initial target for supercell heading for Norman. Got stuck in traffic during core punch during attempt to get ahead of storm while it was producing a torando in Norman. Got hung up in damage, and more traffic after deciding to blast west for new [...]

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Active Severe Weather Week Ahead.

Apr 08, 2012 Comments Off

Currently I am [in horror] watching what looks to be a very active severe weather week take shape on the models. As it stands there could be great storm chase potential from Wednesday all the way through Sunday. The reason I watch in horror is I start a new job this week, so requesting time [...]

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