Posted on 07. Jun, 2008 by Adam.
Summary: An un-planned, last minute local chase will probably be number 1 for the year. Amazing how things pan out in this game. Quickly left my house after a lone tornadic supercell heading into Will County which I like to call “the tornado alley of northern Illinois.” Core punched the storm with some penny hail, [...]
Posted on 30. May, 2008 by Skip.
After work chase, and departed with mature supercells already underway. Caught severe warned bow echo south of Kankakee and stopped for a picture of a shelf cloud. Missed supercell near Lincoln before it died and continued to Springfield to intercept already tornado warned supercells. Intercepted two supercells on 72 noting wall clouds on both. Followed rear supercell past Springfield until it weakened and double backed west of Springfield to intercept a third supercell. Intercepted just west of Waverly IL noting very large wall cloud. Tornado developed half mile from position and crossed escaped route. Cored by hook with golf ball sized hail and escape route was blocked by downed trees ending chase.
Posted on 30. May, 2008 by Adam.
Summary: Half day chase sends us a bit further south and west then our initial target. Intercepted 4 tornado warned storms…a new record for me in IL. All storms were HP bombs that went briefly tornadic but then became outflow dominant, shear was becoming more unidirectional as the day went on which couldn’t help maintain [...]
Posted on 05. Feb, 2008 by Adam.
Summary: A very chaotic chase, my first long distance solo chase. Spent much of the day waiting for my target zone to light up. Had convection equal distances to my west and east. Worried my target zone would bust and based on the advice from my nowcasters I shot back east towards Memphis to intercept [...]
Posted on 28. Mar, 2007 by Skip.
Chased Moderate Risk setup in northwest KS, initially solo but later caravanning with Jerry Funfsinn. Sampled three storms noting striations and a funnel before dropping south to tornado warned supercell. Watched Goodland, KS supercell produce 5 tornadoes and a needle funnel including a rain wrapped tube with a rope tail, a sunset trunk, another tube-rope, a wedge, and a cone alongside the wedge. Called it a chase when boxed in by supercells and squall lines.