Posted on 29. Apr, 2011 by Ryan.
***INFORMATION IS STILL BEING GATHERED BUT HERE IS A TIME LINE ON THE CONFIRMED TORNADOES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS SO FAR.*** We urge all who are able to assist those who were affected by this tremendous tragedy. As our way of trying to help Convective Addiction is donating 100% of ANY of our DVD sale profits [...]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2011 by Ryan.
Following the tornadoes and severe weather that struck parts of the deep south this past Wednesday we at Convective Addiction want to help in the clean-up and recovery efforts. The storms of this past week have left us breathless as to the scope and magnitude of this disaster. Collectively we have donated 100 dollars as [...]
Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by Adam.
A very dangerous weather week is shaping up for parts of the Midwest, TN/OH valleys and the south. A series of stalled fronts, and attendant surface lows will redevelop over the same areas. A very moist airmass has been in place allowing for large amounts of rainfall over the past couple weeks which is leading [...]
Posted on 23. Apr, 2011 by Jesse.
I chased on Friday, April 22, 2011 with Dr. Tom Williams from Western Illinois University, along with fellow chasers Jeremy Degenhart and Eric Apel. We witnessed several tornadoes and tornadic circulations in the St. Louis region, including power flashes associated with the cell that moved through Pontoon Beach, IL after dark. We initially targeted Kingdom [...]
Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by Adam.
Today turned out to be great chase. Along with Danny Neal, Mike Boik and Jonathan Williamson originally targeted near Effingham Illinois. Storms instead blew up further west along the MS river so we abandoned that target and set off to intercept the storms. A tornado was on the ground in Bowling Green, MO heading into [...]
Posted on 18. Apr, 2011 by Jesse.
A significant severe weather event appears poised to unfold across a large part of the nation’s midsection tomorrow, especially across areas of the Upper Mississippi River and Ohio River valleys. The current surface analysis shows a stationary boundary draped largely proximal to the I-70 corridor, with a 997 mb surface cyclone situated over the Southern [...]
Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by Jesse.
I chased this day with Brad Goddard and Jodi Irvin; we initially targeted Council Bluffs, IA as a preliminary starting spot, but decided to move north to the Missouri Valley truck stop exit when a cumulus field started to build northwest of Omaha between 4 PM and 5 PM. A healthy storm popped up west [...]
Posted on 10. Apr, 2011 by Jesse.
A significant severe weather outbreak appears poised to take aim on the Upper Mississippi Valley/Superior Uplands region of the Upper Midwest on Sunday afternoon into the evening hours. This potentially significant SVR weather event could feature all modes of SVR weather, including large hail, damaging winds, and strong tornadoes from long-lived, discrete supercells. A potent [...]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by Jesse.
Saturday is looking to be sort of the archetypal “day before the day” severe weather event in the central CONUS. A powerful upper-level trough currently situated over the Great Basin/Sonora region of the SW CONUS will continue digging eastward as it completes amplification within the longwave regime, taking aim on the Upper Midwest by the [...]
Posted on 06. Apr, 2011 by Jesse.
I chased this day with Dr. Tom Williams and Rich Sample, both from Western Illinois University. We initially targeted Mt. Pleasant, IA, but later decided to drop south to near Keosauqua, IA after some of the short-range numerical models were showing convection erupting across parts of far N MO and far S IA between 21z [...]