Perryville Missouri to Elkville Illinois EF-4 Tornado February 28th 2017

Mar 07, 2017 Comments Off on Perryville Missouri to Elkville Illinois EF-4 Tornado February 28th 2017 by

Summary: Caught an early season, violent tornado as it roared through southern Illinois after a frustrating chase day. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: n/a Milestones: Earliest tornado in a season, longest track tornado, and first time a season began with a violent tornado. The Forecast: A strong surface low was moving into the midwest. […]

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June 22nd 2016 Pontiac, Seneca Illinois Tornadoes

Dec 08, 2016 Comments Off on June 22nd 2016 Pontiac, Seneca Illinois Tornadoes by

Summary: Intercepted multiple tornadoes during a potent setup across Illinois, 2 of them doing EF-2 damage. Stats: Tornadoes: 3 Hail: .50″ (dime) Wind: est 75mph RFD The Forecast: Unseasonably deep surface low, and very strong shear in place across very unstable warm sector. Surface low forecast to slowly deepen, lifting a warm front into northern […]

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June 14th 2016 Surprise Bradford, Illinois Brief Tornado

Nov 29, 2016 Comments Off on June 14th 2016 Surprise Bradford, Illinois Brief Tornado by

Summary: Caught a surprise, brief tornado on my way home from the previous days chase! Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.50″ (ping pong ball) Wind: n/a The Forecast: Slow moving trough in place with NW flow overspreading warm sector across midwest. Seasonably weak speed shear and rich gulf moisture in place. Warm front draped across the […]

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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

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 24th 2016 Dodge City Kansas Tornadoes

Aug 15, 2016 Comments Off on May 24th 2016 Dodge City Kansas Tornadoes

Summary: Saw more tornadoes than on any other chase in my career. Got stuck in the mud and pounded by baseball size hail. Stats: Tornadoes 14! (best estimate) Hail: 2.75″ (Baseball) Wind: n/a Time getting stuck in chasing career: 3 The Forecast: Same trough in place, moisture on the increase. Dryline sharpening that would intersect […]

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