Archive for June, 2009
Posted on17. Jun, 2009 by Scott.
Following two days of fantastic tornadic supercells (June 15 in SW KS, and June 16th in SE SD), June 17th held potential significantly higher than the previous days. Given the overall poor 2009 chase season, my optimism was guarded; however, it became apparent that June 17 was going to be special. Only a few hours [...]
Posted on15. Jun, 2009 by Skip.
Dryline and warm front setup in Kansas. Targeted Hays, KS where dryline initiated storms would move towards better directional shear near warm front. Ran south from Hays towards storms initiating near Dodge City. Intercepted west of Kinsley, KS noting wall cloud. Storm gusted out into massive HP supercell. Noted weak leading edge tornado west of Kinsley before getting cored in Kinsley and dropping south. Followed storm from south noting gustnadoes and massive dust storm. Saw straight line wind damage and drove over downed power lines. Attempted to punch core from south but hit tree debris and cracked windshield from golfball sized hail. Dropped south and called chase off, heading to Pratt to get dinner and stop for the night.
Posted on14. Jun, 2009 by Skip.
Dryline setup in SW KS. Targeted Dodge City, KS with Adam Lucio. Departed from Clarendon, TX and headed west from Liberal, KS towards initiation in SE CO. Intercepted severe warned cell near Johnson City and noted brief lowering. Followed cell westward into CO before intercepting tail end charlie back in KS. Followed storm from north to Ulysses, KS noting RFD clear slot and tornado. Caught in hook afterwards with severe winds. Broke out ahead to outflow dominant HP supercell. Called chase off but intercepted again after storm regained tornado warning. Viewed base from afar noting scud before stopping in Medicine Lodge for night.
Posted on07. Jun, 2009 by Danny.
Whew! Where to start. After a somber bust the day before, a moderate risk would try to shake me out of a bad mood. After spending the night in a crummy hotel in Council Bluffs, IA where we did get some good boomers overnight, Skip Talbot and Brad Goddard joined Adam and I for breakfast [...]
Posted on05. Jun, 2009 by Skip.
Upslope flow setup in Wyoming and Colorado. Targeted Sterling, CO. Left Westchester at 10:00 pm solo arriving in Sterling at 2 pm. Ran north into Nebraska for storms initiating in southeast Wyoming. Intercepted storm just south of Harrisburg, NE at 4:30 pm noting stovepipe tornado. Watched tornado rope out from distance and observed storm approach with cycling wall cloud and funnels. Followed storm until it gusted out at 8 pm east of Dalton, NE. Celebrated with steak dinner in Sidney, NE with Stan Rose and IL gang.