April 29th 2016 Ninnekah, Oklahoma Tornado

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

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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April 15th 2016 Multiple Tornadoes Near Eva, Oklahoma

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

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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March 15th 2016 Warsaw and Trivoli Illinois Tornadoes

Mar 18, 2016 Comments Off on March 15th 2016 Warsaw and Trivoli Illinois Tornadoes by

Summary: Targeted well to watch storms initiate, witnessing two tornadoes before the chase was over! Stats: Tornadoes: 2 Hail: 1.00″ (Quarter) Wind: n/a Milestones: Most tornadoes (3) this early in any season. Most tornado days (2) this early in a season. The Forecast: Rapidly deepening low along with beautifully negative tilt, diffluent jet stream moving […]

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March 13th 2016 Arkansas Supercells – Night Time Tornado

Mar 14, 2016 Comments Off on March 13th 2016 Arkansas Supercells – Night Time Tornado

Summary: Tracked several supercells across Central Arkansas encountering intense hail core, a possible tornado and some decent structure. Caught a night time tornado as well.       Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: 1.50″ (Ping pong ball) Wind: est 50mph inflow First: Arkansas tornado Years with tornadoes on first chase: 3 (2011, 2012, 2016) The Forecast: […]

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July 18th 2015 – Weak Tornado Near the Wisconsin Border

Dec 21, 2015 Comments Off on July 18th 2015 – Weak Tornado Near the Wisconsin Border

Summary: Chase a pair of supercells in a weakening phase, catching what is probably the weakest tornado I will ever see. Stats: Tornadoes: 1 Hail: .25″ Wind: n/a The Forecast: Zonal flow regime with shortwave energy moving through it. Sufficient deep moisture in place in typical summer-like airmass. Moderate speed shear present in southern end […]

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