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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May 9th Kansas Dusk Tornadoes

Jun 14, 2015 Comments Off on May 9th Kansas Dusk Tornadoes

Summary: Caught multiple tornadoes at dusk after a frustrating chase. Stats: Tornadoes: 5 Hail: 88″ (Nickel) Wind: n/a   The Forecast: Similar setup to previous day, main piece of trough finally in place. Beautiful speed shear and instability ahead of dryline and wrapping into surface low. Unfortunately EML was lacking yet again and this meant […]

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April 22nd Texas Panhandle Supercells

Apr 23, 2015 Comments Off on April 22nd Texas Panhandle Supercells

Summary: Intercepted HP behemoth in Texas panhandle. Pursued storm for a few hours occasionally getting overtaken by the forward and rear flank cores containing lots of hail up to ping pong ball size. Abandoned storm for new development nearby which turned out to be a much more photogenic storm that had a questionable tornado we […]

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May 30th 2013 Oklahoma Storm Chasing

Sep 08, 2013 Comments Off on May 30th 2013 Oklahoma Storm Chasing

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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