Archive for May, 2008
Posted on30. May, 2008 by Skip.
After work chase, and departed with mature supercells already underway. Caught severe warned bow echo south of Kankakee and stopped for a picture of a shelf cloud. Missed supercell near Lincoln before it died and continued to Springfield to intercept already tornado warned supercells. Intercepted two supercells on 72 noting wall clouds on both. Followed rear supercell past Springfield until it weakened and double backed west of Springfield to intercept a third supercell. Intercepted just west of Waverly IL noting very large wall cloud. Tornado developed half mile from position and crossed escaped route. Cored by hook with golf ball sized hail and escape route was blocked by downed trees ending chase.
Posted on30. May, 2008 by Adam.
Summary: Half day chase sends us a bit further south and west then our initial target. Intercepted 4 tornado warned storms…a new record for me in IL. All storms were HP bombs that went briefly tornadic but then became outflow dominant, shear was becoming more unidirectional as the day went on which couldn’t help maintain [...]