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10 Apr

April 9-10, 2013 – Midwest Busts

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Going to consolidate these two days into one log since not much happened between them. In fact, I have no photos or video from either day. I really wasn’t expecting the two days to be complete duds, as there was a pretty decent H5 trough on the 9th that transitioned to a closed low on the 10th. However, a strong cold front was crashing across the nation and a quasi-stationary front was draped across the Midwest.
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02 Mar

March 2, 2012 – Ohio Valley Tornado Outbreak

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I’m a little late on this write-up as I was waiting for Louisville to finalize their storm surveys. This day had started to crop up as a potentially significant chase day several days prior to the outbreak. One of the model parameters I always check is the SREF sigtor probability and 3 days out it was forecasting 40% for the Paducah, KY area which is a pretty high value on that model.  The day before the SPC went moderate risk with a 45% hatched probability of severe weather which was recalling shades of April 27, 2011.
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26 Oct

October 26, 2010 – Indiana/Ohio

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The epic storm of 2010, Bombogenesis 2010, whatever you want to call it.  The storm that was winding up over the northern plains was going to be epic as it strengthened and moved off to the northeast.  My decision was stay in Michigan and wait out the squall line that was expected to blow through, or head south where supercells might pop in front of the line.
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23 Jun

June 23, 2010 – Northern Indiana Derecho

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I was anticipating some pretty decent severe weather across central Lower Michigan.  This did not pan out at all.  I ended up heading just across the border into Indiana to at least catch the derecho that was heading east so the day wouldn’t be a complete loss.  I sat around home in Grass Lake, MI until about 1pm before I decided to go out.  Although the SPC had trimmed back the moderate risk to exclude most of mid-Michigan, the ingredients still looked pretty good.  The worrisome thing was the cloud shield left over from the MCS that cruised through in the early morning around 10am.  However, there was some clearing in Wisconsin and across Lake Michigan, so hopefully that’d propagate into Michigan.  I had figured everything in Illinois and Indiana would go linear and develop into a derecho as the day progressed and I figured central Michigan was the best chance for isolated storms.
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