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Posted on06. Nov, 2011 by Skip.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray Follow Convective Addiction storm chasers in their pursuit of 2011’s extreme weather. This production features dramatic shots of blizzards, supercells, lightning, and over a dozen tornadoes. Fifteen events, many historic and record breaking, are captured from different angles exhibiting the awesome power, beauty, and destructive wrath of Mother Nature in [...]
Posted on19. Feb, 2011 by Skip.
Convective Addiction storm chasers had an amazing year in 2010 with numerous supercell and tornado intercepts. Follow along as they document the adventure, excitement, and beauty of their chases through the Great Plains and Midwest from April to June. Watch dozens of tornadoes from small ropes with dramatic, grinding debris clouds, to massive, violent wedges. In addition, you’ll also see great supercell structure and other beautiful sights from the high plains of Colorado to the prairies of Illinois.
Posted on01. Dec, 2010 by Skip.
Convective Addiction chaser Skip Talbot shares with us some observations from the June 17, 2010 southern Minnesota tornadoes and supercells:
While chasing its easy to miss stuff as your fixated on one thing. I’m always amazed at how I pull new stuff out of my video each time I watch it, including things I never knew were there at the time. It helps a lot labeling things and trying to visualize the processes when reviewing pictures and video, and others might get something out of this or have their own observations or critiques.
Posted on17. Nov, 2010 by Skip.
Here’s a look back on a monstrous EF4 tornado that just narrowly missed the town of Bowdle, South Dakota on May 22, 2010. Many believe that had the tornado hit the town it would have been rated EF5 and have done massive amounts of damage and been hugely devastating for those in the path. Convective [...]
Posted on12. Sep, 2010 by Skip.
Tweet Convective Addiction is pleased to announce… MINNESOTA MAYHEM June 17, 2010 Available on DVD and Blu-ray On the afternoon of June 17, 2010 storms erupted across North Dakota and Minnesota spawning dozens of tornadoes and leaving a wake of destruction. Four of the tornadoes were rated EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale and resulted [...]
Posted on25. Aug, 2010 by Skip.
Tweet Convective Addiction is proud to announce our first DVD production… Bullseye Bowdle Blu-Ray orders are now being taken! On May 22, 2010, a cyclic supercell churned its way across the prairies of northern South Dakota. Along its path, multiple tornadoes formed, including a violent, mile wide EF4. Underneath the supercell, storm chasers documented its [...]
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 on28. Mar, 2010 by Skip.
Today marks the three year anniversary of a huge plains tornado outbreak. On March 28, 2007 over a hundred tornado reports came in from Nebraska down through Texas as a powerful storm system moved in from the west and fired off dozens of supercells along a dryline. Check out my chase log from the day: [...]
Posted on09. Mar, 2010 by Skip.
I’m eyeing central IA into west central IL for possible cold-core like activity in the early afternoon including an isolated risk for large hail and tornadoes. The 12z NAM is in fairly good agreement with previous runs that an elongated area of low pressure at the surface is going to setup over central IA extending [...]
Posted on05. Mar, 2010 by Skip.
The GFS and now the NAM have been trending negatively since I last posted. I was hoping to get more of a classic cold core setup out of this system, but that doesn’t look like its going to happen now. With the system continuously slowing down, the cold air aloft doesn’t overtake the surface moisture [...]