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2009 Storm Chase

All storm chases performed in 2009. An uncharacteristic high pressure dominated the plains states through much of May 2009, creating a very abnormal tornado drought during this chase season.

Looks like the chase days for the rest of my vacation are numbered. Low pressure system camping out in the Gulf is moving ashore Saturday, killing any chances of wide spread organized severe weather through Tuesday. To top it off, it will be rain showers and general thunderstorms all Memorial Day weekend, so sight seeing [read more...]

Well, after an exhausting 34 hours of driving in 54 hours time, I am back home. I used Thursday to travel back from Kearney Nebraska to Frisco Texas. Looking at the upcoming weather forecasts, looks like I am not missing much. I read a cool blog entry where the VORTEX2 team actually intercepted a supercell [read more...]

Storm Chase Day 5 - Nebraska Panhandle Chase

This will be short as I have a massive headache right now. Finally, got to go chase storms after all these years of me talking about it, it finally happened! However it was not a great day for chasing. I got to Alliance, Nebraska around 2:30pm then sat and waited for storms to kick off. [read more...]

Storm Chase Day 4 - Travel to Nebraska

At kind of the last minute, I decided to drive 11 hours up to Kearney Nebraska. This puts me in a 4 hour drive away from a target area of either west or north Nebraska where there is a potential for elevated supercells to develop. I arrived up here at around 10:15pm which was 45 [read more...]

May 192009
Storm Chase Day 3 - Boredom

Day 3 out of 11, I didn’t leave this area at all. Once again, nothing happened. The most interesting stuff was heavy rain in Florida, and some random high wind and hail reports in the western states. Today was supposed to be yet another home chore day but it became home bored/nap every few hours [read more...]

Storm Chase Day 2 - Sight seeing in southwest Oklahoma

Sunday brought some absolutely beautiful weather to the area, which made for the perfect sight seeing day. Even though there was no severe weather anywhere in the region, I still had a great time. I took a trip with a buddy to the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Preserve in southwest Oklahoma. We drove around, saw [read more...]

May 172009
Storm Chase Day 1 - ZZZZzzzz

No storm chasing was to be had on day 1, but there are still 10 more days left to enjoy. Unfortunately the outlook for the next 10 days isn’t that great. Sunday’s forecast looks to bring some severe weather to Florida with typical afternoon thunderstorms. Sadly these will be the most interesting thing occurring in [read more...]

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