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

Jun 05, 2016 Comments Off on May 16th 2016 Amazing Structure Near Stratford Texas by

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 by

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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July 13th Northern Illinois Supercell

Dec 19, 2015 Comments Off on July 13th Northern Illinois Supercell

Summary: Tracked Classic looking supercell from birth noting dramatic RFD structure but ultimately failed to produce tornado Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: None The Forecast: Extreme dewpoint values approaching and exceeding 80 leading to extreme CAPE values in northwest flow regime. Outflow boundary from morning MCS would set up across the area and […]

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