Iowa Supercell July 12th 2014

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Summary: Played marginal setup catching pair of well structured supercells that produced brief funnel cloud but no tornado. Detoured west to have a night out in Omaha afterwards. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: .75″ (penny) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Pretty standard summer setup. Slow moving cold front with plenty of instability ahead of it, but only marginal […]

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May 20th 2014 Chicago Severe Weather

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Summary: Got on southeast moving supercell that tracked through Chicago suburbs encountering  intense straight line winds, hail up to golfball size. Also witnessed numerous powerflashes while following storm to attempt lightning photos. Turned around from home once storm moved out of area.     Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.75″ (golfball) Wind: est 70mph. The Forecast: […]

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Lawton Oklahoma Tornado April 17th 2013

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Summary: Intercepted multiple tornado warned, HP supercells in southwest Oklahoma. Encountered mean, classic HP structure, large hail and  brief tornado in the city of Lawton and another possible tornado near Elgin. Detoured for tornado-producing tail end charlie storm near the TX border before calling chase and heading east for next days target.     Stats: […]

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April 7 2013 Amazing Kansas Supercell

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Summary: Sat in chilly air for most of the day until storms finally blew up north of target area. Intercepted southern-most, strongest storm of the day noting great supercell structure and area of rotation with reported tornado. Core punched storm a few times with hail up to half dollar size before letting it go as […]

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Carnegie Supercell and Norman Oklahoma Tornado April 13th 2012

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Summary: Waited for struggling storms to get going before bailing on initial target for supercell heading for Norman. Got stuck in traffic during core punch during attempt to get ahead of storm while it was producing a torando in Norman. Got hung up in damage, and more traffic after deciding to blast west for new […]

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