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 by

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 by

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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May 22nd Memphis, Texas Tornadoes and Flash Flooding

Aug 09, 2016 Comments Off on May 22nd Memphis, Texas Tornadoes and Flash Flooding

Summary: Kicked off an active chase week with close encounters of two tornadoes, followed by some serious flash flooding. Stats: Tornadoes: 3 Hail” .75″ (Penny) Wind: est 65-70mph inflow/RFD The Forecast: Initial pieces of soon to be persistent trough arriving in the TX panhandle region. Great directional shear, but somewhat lacking in the speed shear. […]

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April 29th 2016 Ninnekah, Oklahoma Tornado

May 01, 2016 Comments Off on April 29th 2016 Ninnekah, Oklahoma Tornado

Summary: Hook sliced intense HP supercell, catching hard to view tornado that touched down near Ninnekah, before shortly calling off chase. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.75″ (Golf ball) Wind: est 75 mph inflow The Forecast: Deepening low in the Texas panhandle with surging dryline ahead of it. Warm front draped near the Red River forecast […]

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