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2012 Chasecation

Chasecation 2012 Day 0 – Departure from MD

This afternoon Jason and I will be picking up our rental SUV, and Ian will join us in Gaithersburg to pack the vehicle and head out west. We will likely drive through the night, unless it looks like there is enough time to stop for a bit. Tomorrow’s target area will be southern/central Wisconsin, where strong shear could easily produce tornadoes. However, the temperature profiles are lackluster and surface dewpoints could be on the low side, which will limit the potential. It shall be an interesting start to the chase trip regardless of whether or not we see a tornado tomorrow.

Looking down the road… Sunday looks like a good setup in the central Plains and western Midwest. Friday looks like mostly a travel day, with a low tornado chance in the High Plains Saturday before we get to the strong potential on Sunday.

Please follow my twitter account, @MADUSWX for more updates. I will also tweet some from @USTornadoes along with Ian.

More Twitter links:
Jason: @WeatherWarrior1
Jason again: @ChaserQuest
Ian: @islivingston