October 4th 2016 Wichita Kansas Supercell

Dec 13, 2016 Comments Off on October 4th 2016 Wichita Kansas Supercell by

Summary: Tracked multiple supercells near Wichita, KS. One of them eventually ramped up and almost produced a tornado but could not quite get it done. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 70mph RFD The Forecast: Autumn system moving into the Central/Southern plains bringing seasonably strong speed/directional shear. Nature of moisture return looked to […]

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May 8th 2016 – So Close, Yet So Far.

Jun 05, 2016 Comments Off on May 8th 2016 – So Close, Yet So Far. by

Summary: Played a supercell that was seconds away from producing a beautiful tornado, before  a left split slammed into it causing a quick demise. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.00″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Highly amplified pattern, leading to ample speed shear. Directional/VBV concerns due to highly amplified nature of trough. Dryline forecast to move east […]

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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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April 15th 2016 Multiple Tornadoes Near Eva, Oklahoma

Apr 18, 2016 Comments Off on April 15th 2016 Multiple Tornadoes Near Eva, Oklahoma

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

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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