I’ll preface this blog post by saying this storm affected my mother personally. Her apartment which resides in Pass-A-Grille Beach took a direct hit and suffered some rather catastrophic damage. I visited her recently, and was even staying with her in this apartment during the April 3rd, 2012 tornado outbreak which affected the entire DFW [read more...]
Saturday April 14, the main event that the three of us were waiting for had finally arrived. A high risk day across the central plains, one that had already made the record books before it even began! The team was excited and we all thought and said to each other ‘if we don’t see a tornado today, we are doing something wrong!’.
During the tornado outbreak across north Texas including my home in D/FW, I was back in Tampa Bay, Florida for a vacation visiting family and friends. For days prior to the event I saw some potential for severe thunderstorm development. On the synoptic scale there were no favorable low level winds, hodographs and helicity values [read more...]
With much anticipation and planning, my first storm chase of the 2012 season on March 18 was a successful one! One tornado and one funnel cloud were observed, the funnel as it was occluding and the tornado during its entire 3 minute length. The entire trip took 15 hours 35 minutes, drove 772 miles, and cost $104.44 in fuel.
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The latest damage surveys conducted by the National Weather Service confirm 8 tornadoes from around north Texas on May 24. This includes one tornado in Denton County which affected Argyle, Denton, and Corinth. Read below for details. …Damage survey update for the may 24th storms… National Weather Service crews spent the day conducting additional damage [read more...]
I created a map of approximate mesocyclone tracks based off high res radar data in Fort Worth. I will continue adding tornado damage reports in as the National Weather Service conducts it’s damage surveys. Click here to view the complete map. So far there have been two tornadoes known to occur within the Metroplex. One in Irving, [read more...]
Very strong rotation over eastern Dallas headed east into Mesquite at this time. Tornado reports from Corinth, west of Justin, & Springtown already. High wind reports and storm damage from Saginaw and Fort Worth. Large hail up to 4.25 inches in Irving already. The night isnt over people, stay tuned to your local weather service [read more...]