Elmer Oklahoma Tornado May 16th 2015

Jun 30, 2015 Comments Off on Elmer Oklahoma Tornado May 16th 2015 by

Summary: Caught a wedge tornado and then got munched by RFD containing hail perhaps larger than softballs and 70mph winds. Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 4.25+” (Softball and larger) Wind: est 70mph RFD winds Windshield lost this year: 2 The Forecast: Similar setup as day before. The main piece of energy had arrived on the plains […]

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May 9th Kansas Dusk Tornadoes

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

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 26th 2015 Dublin, Stephenville Texas Tornadoes and Large Hail

May 02, 2015 Comments Off on April 26th 2015 Dublin, Stephenville Texas Tornadoes and Large Hail by

Summary: Intercepted 3 intense tornadic supercells, dodging hail up to softball size and having a couple close encounters with weak tornadoes that were located deep within the notch. Pursued storms after dark but eventually called off chase when the reward no longer outweighed the risk.     Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 4.00″ (Softball) Wind: 60mph […]

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Clinton Iowa Tornado April 9 2015

Apr 12, 2015 Comments Off on Clinton Iowa Tornado April 9 2015

Summary: Chased HP supercell from southern Iowa to Illinois border, finally catching developing tornado at very close range near Clinton. Celebrations were short lived as historic event then unfolds back in Illinois.       Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.25″ (Half dollar) Wind: est 70mph RFD Milestone: First multi state tornado. (IA-IL) The Forecast: Slow […]

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Pilger Nebraska Twin EF-4 Tornadoes June 16th 2014

Jul 16, 2014 Comments Off on Pilger Nebraska Twin EF-4 Tornadoes June 16th 2014

Summary: Witnessed the most incredible single tornadic event in my chase career. Two violent tornadoes churning side by side for 20+ minutes. Also witnessed several other tornadoes in what will undoubtedly be THE chase of 2014. Stats: Tornadoes: 5 +2 maybe’s Hail: 1.00″ (quarter) Wind: est 55-60mph RFD Milestone: Most violent tornadoes witnessed in a […]

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