Archive for May, 2012

Chasecation 2012 Day 8 – Down day in Amarillo, TX

We’re spending the day in Amarillo, TX after a failed chase yesterday. It’s nice to not be on the move for the first time in eight days. I’ll be working on processing video from the Piedmont, OK tornado from 5/29 and will post it on Facebook and Twitter later today. Today is a good day […]

Chasecation 2012 Day 7 – Looking for Tornado #7+

We find ourselves in western Oklahoma again today for what appears to be the best setup we’ve seen since the start of the chasecation. The target is not terribly clear-cut, which will keep chasers a bit more separated today. Yesterday gave us tornado #6 near Piedmont, OK. Not the best imagery from that one, but […]

Chasecation 2012 Day 6 – Can a brother get a down day?

Today is the sixth day in a row of chasing… heading out of Wichita Falls, TX to get to Alva, OK around mid-afternoon. From there we will decide if we need to head north, east or stay put. The storms were indeed bigger in Texas yesterday as a cluster of storms formed and almost trapped […]

Chasecation 2012 Day 5 – Everything is bigger in Texas

Yesterday’s play along the cold front did not pan out along the southern parts of the line. The storms were okay, but they did not want to get any solid low-level rotation going. Today, we are heading into northern Texas to play the dryline, and we will stay around the northern TX/western OK/western KS area […]

Chasecation 2012 Day 4 – Ready for more

We’re sitting in south-central Nebraska awaiting storms along the dryline. Yesterday was a bust, but we could/should get some nice pics/video out of today. We met up with Amos Magliocco for lunch and Chris Collura joined up before heading to our exact target. Tony Laubaugh saw the gathering and decided to join us as well. […]

Chasecation 2012 Day 3 – Two storms, five tornadoes

Last night went gangbusters for us as the southern cell in a line of three storms near the dryline ended up producing several tornadoes, four of which we saw (more probably formed but were obscured by the rain wrapping around the circulation). Unfortunately for me, the tornadoes formed after sunset and I did not get […]

Chasecation 2012 Day 2 – Racing towards Kansas

After catching a severe storm in Iowa yesterday, we are driving southeast towards central Kansas where we hope to catch storms near the triple-point of the warm front and dryline. For now, we are heading towards Salina, KS, but our target will likely change as we hit early evening and start to see the storms […]