Archive for May, 2009
Posted on13. May, 2009 by Danny.
What a great day! Adam Lucio, his g/f, my g/f and I set out at around 10 A.M. For days we were sitting there not being able to concentrate on anything in anticipation of the outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes that the models were hinting at. I originally wanted to target S IL near [...]
Posted on13. May, 2009 by Skip.
Cold front setup with possible outflow/warm front play further south. Chased with Ben Leitschuh. Initially targeted Litchfield, IL for the southern play, but only unimpressive MCV moved through. Crossed into Missouri and blasted north after developing cold front storms. Intercepted tornado warned cell just west of Baring, MO noting developing wall cloud and rotating rain curtains. Brief rope tornado developed. Raced east to keep ahead of the approaching circulation. Finally dropped south of rain wrapping circulation and called it a chase. Celebrated in Quincy with steak dinner at The Abbey.
Posted on08. May, 2009 by Brad.
Summary, Miles Traveled: 280 Target City: Iowa City, IA Duration: 6 hours Afterwork chase from Iowa City, IA to Galesburgh, IL. Got to the best storm just after dark. Witnessed some pea hail and some wind damage. [singlepic=19] This was somewhat of a surprise chase for me. I had been keeping an eye on an [...]
Posted on08. May, 2009 by Ryan.
This was a chase that I was not that excited about, moisture was lacking big time and shear was marginal at best. But this chase proved how meso and even micro-scale environment changes can allow a storm to really increase in intensity. This was also a great example of storm collision creating an even stronger [...]