April 29th 2017 Illinois Tornado Warned Storm Structure

May 04, 2017 Comments Off on April 29th 2017 Illinois Tornado Warned Storm Structure by

Summary: Tracked tornado-warned section of squall line through Central Illinois noting dramatic structure and some rotation. Stats: Torndaoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Upper Level low slowly making its way across the central plains into the midwest with warm front draped east. This warm front was forecast to slowly lift across the region. […]

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May 25th 2016 Chapman, Kansas 90 Minute EF-4 Tornado

Aug 21, 2016 Comments Off on May 25th 2016 Chapman, Kansas 90 Minute EF-4 Tornado by

Summary: Caught two tornadoes, the second one being an incredible 90 minute EF-4. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 2.50″ (Tennis ball) Wind: Est 80-90mph RFD/inflow The Forecast: Trough in place, but large scale surface features lacking. Outflow boundary draped across north central Kansas from previous day’s storms. Weak shortwave moving through the mid level flow serving […]

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May 16th 2016 Amazing Structure Near Stratford Texas

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Summary: Tracked intense HP supercell across the northeast Texas panhandle, documenting incredible structure, golfball size hail and winds up to 7omph. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail. 1.75″ (Golf ball) Wind: 70mph   The Forecast: Slow, southeast moving surface low in the panhandle region. Plenty of moisture and instability to work with given proper amount of clearing. […]

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April 28th 2016 Photogenic Texas Supercell and Hail

May 01, 2016 Comments Off on April 28th 2016 Photogenic Texas Supercell and Hail

Summary: Tracked high based, but photogenic sueprcell across the lower Texas panhandle. Sample hail core a couple times with hail 1.00-1.50″ in diameter. Called chase at sunset as storm weakened. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping Pong Ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Retreating dryline with marginal moisture across the panhandle region. Weak surface low would […]

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December 23rd 2015 Christmas Eve Eve Illinois Storm Chase

Jan 07, 2016 Comments Off on December 23rd 2015 Christmas Eve Eve Illinois Storm Chase

Summary: Tracked mini supercells across western Illinois, missing photogenic tornado by minutes, but catching stunning back-side structure. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Record El Nino underway. Unseasonably, rare airmass in place across Illinois with surface temperatures and dewpoints exceeding 60 degrees. Deep surface low moving through western Illinois bringing strong speed […]

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