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Posted on04. Apr, 2012 by Danny.
Introducing the new, more organized Convective Addiction website! I (Danny) spent 6 hours last night into this morning organizing all the posts into easy to read and easy to find menus on the menu bar. The only thing missing is our brand new addition to the website……… PHOTOGRAPHY! Outside of chasing, most of the CA [...]
Posted on16. Mar, 2012 by Danny.
CA chasers Danny Neal and Adam Lucio were treated to a random isolated thunderstorm. The storm blew up directly over Danny’s house in Evergreen Park before drifting northeast over the lake and dying. Before the death of the storm, it thundered constantly and let several cameras capture it’s beauty. Here is an explanation of what [...]
Posted on05. Mar, 2012 by Danny.
One of my chase partners and CA member ,Skip Talbot, is developing new radar software that he plans to use in the field this year. He developed it all by hand and code and uses GPS logs to position Convective Addiction chasers during their chases. This is truly amazing software and I am privileged to have such [...]
Posted on04. Jan, 2012 by Danny.
Photo Albums *Random Storm Photos* *February 10th, 2012 – Lake Effect Snow IN/IL* *March 12th, 2012 – Michigan Severe Weather* *March 16th, 2012 – Local Thunderstorms* *March 17th, 2012 – Local Thunderstorms* *March 28th, 2012 – Americus, KS Supercell* *March 29th, 2012 – Holton, KS/Dawson, NE Severe Weather* *April 1st, 2012 – Local Lightning*
Posted on04. Jan, 2012 by Danny.
*April 19th, 2011 – Litchfield, IL Tornado July 26th, 2011 – Hoven, South Dakota Tornado April 9th, 2011 – Northwest Iowa Tornado Outbreak April 3rd, 2011 – Southeast Iowa Supercells and Hail May 22nd, 2010 – South Dakota Tornado Outbreak May 21st, 2010 – Eastern Wyoming Supercells and Hail May 19th, 2010 – Central Oklahoma [...]
Posted on28. Jan, 2011 by Danny.
Yesterday I did a wall cloud refresher lesson where I explained that many thunderstorms have wall clouds but to look for sustained rotation. Now let’s take it a step further…. Let’s say you have a rotating wall cloud but are unsure if there is a tornado in progress or not. We will dive into what [...]
Posted on27. Jan, 2011 by Danny.
We are getting down to storm season so for those who like to follow me or the newer chasers out there I am going to attempt to put a little comparison together here to educate a wall cloud vs not a wall cloud. A wall cloud is defined by the AMS as “a local, often [...]
Posted on19. Jun, 2010 by Danny.
June 17th, 2010 – Southern Minnesota Tornadogeddon Thursday, June 17th, 2010 - I almost didn’t chase this day. Almost. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I had a family obligation on Friday, the 18th, at 7 P.M. My usual chase partner Adam Lucio and I talked about this set up for a couple [...]
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 on14. Mar, 2010 by Danny.
Things did not pan out as expected, however, we were still treated to a decent light show and some beautiful structure. I may post a video of some lightning later on. We didn’t get any rotating storms or tornadoes, but storms did form and produced pea sized hail and abundant lightning. The front set up [...]