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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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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July 13th Northern Illinois Supercell

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

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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June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice

Jul 21, 2015 Comments Off on June 4th 2015 Bad Kansas Target Choice

Summary: Chose wrong target and sat around in sunshine most of the day. Called chase just as storms went up west, managed to get on some supercells in the days last light as they weakened. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Good moisture and strong instability in place, but forcing lacked […]

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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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