Archive for April, 2010
Posted on30. Apr, 2010 by Ryan.
Unlike the set-up last weekend, where a significant severe weather outbreak appeared likely. Saturdays forecast is muddled with more uncertainty due to on-going severe convection in Arkansas. Never the less, shear will be more than ample to support rotating updrafts and low level wind fields are such that any storm that can become rooted in [...]
Posted on29. Apr, 2010 by Jesse.
Friday afternoon holds the next promising bout of significant severe weather for the Missouri, Iowa and Illinois region as a closed ‘Colorado’ low pressure system stalls near the Canadian border, lending to a slower progression of the cold front eastward as previously thought. A 50-60 kt LLJ will crank into eastern IA and northwestern IL [...]
Posted on29. Apr, 2010 by Ryan.
You may have heard forecast write-ups referring to hodographs in their forecasts and wondered either: how do they work? or how do they improve my forecasting? This article will first walk you through what a hodograph is, what to look for and how it can help in severe weather forecasts. Meteorologists use a hodograph to [...]
Posted on27. Apr, 2010 by Skip.
Dryline/Upslope play in the TX panhandle. Waited for initiation with several other chasers in Childress, TX. Departed for initiation southeast of Amarillo, intercepting north of Clarendon on highway 70. Noted cycling supercell with two large, cone tornadoes. Followed storm north of Alanreed where it gusted out. Dropped back down to highway 70 to intercept strengthening southern storm. Intercepted wall cloud and followed storm north of Alanreed noting two, brief RFD gust front tornadoes. Fled south trying to beat RFD core while passing relatively close to multi vortex tornado. Called chase over when back on I-40 as storms lined out, making for OK to setup for next day’s setup.
Posted on27. Apr, 2010 by Danny.
Adam Lucio and I set off Tuesday afternoon from Chicago, IL to Wichita, KS. We left at 12 P.M. and ended up arriving at 12 A.M. We were staying at Mike Nelson’s place on the south side of Wichita and hoped to be on the road by 6 A.M. the next morning for the northeast [...]
Posted on26. Apr, 2010 by Jesse.
I began my chase day on Friday traveling to Macon, Missouri, hoping for some warm front convection to fire prior to dark. Due to work commitments, I was unable to reach what appeared to be the best play on the northern target in NW MO/SE NE. Ongoing convection and cloud cover during the day precluded [...]
Posted on25. Apr, 2010 by Jesse.
The video that I have uploaded chronicles the monstrous supercell that struck Yazoo City, Mississippi on Saturday, April 24, 2010. Convective Addiction compatriots Jesse Risley and Brad Goddard, along with fellow chaser Kevin Crawmer, intercepted the supercell several miles to the south of Yazoo City, MS. At is became apparent that a tornado of elephantine [...]
Posted on23. Apr, 2010 by Ryan.
This could be one of the most confident of a forecast I have ever written with respect to the threat of a severe weather outbreak occurring. Much of the deep south has been highlighted over the past week for severe weather and as the event has drawn closer, dynamics appear to be coming together for [...]
Posted on19. Apr, 2010 by Brad.
With the more active weather pattern arriving later this week all of us here at Convective Addiction wanted to take a quick moment to announce one of our new toys. We have been working on a video probe equipped with a wide angle HD camera. This project has been several months in the making [...]
Posted on19. Apr, 2010 by Ryan.
After a relatively quiet two weeks of severe weather across the United States a well anticipated trough will push into the central plains. This will likely create multiple days of chasing for the storm chasing community across a wide geographic space. The problem at this point, as often seems to be the case this year [...]