Category: Storm Chasing

05 Jun

April 13, 2019 – Failure in Louisiana

Nick Nolte / Blog, Storm Chasing / / 0 Comments

So, in the days leading up to April 13th, SPC began highlighting a severe risk in Northern Louisiana on the Day 5 outlook. I began to talk myself into chasing Dixie Alley. “At least you should do it once,” I kept telling myself. In my ten years of chasing, I’d heeded the warnings of other veterans that chasing down there is not fun. Winding, tree-lined roads lent itself to poor chasing visibility. That’s what I always heard. A few chasers who chased down there frequently would always counter with “there’s some good spots. It’s not all bad!”


Read more
02 Jun

April 10, 2019 – North Central Kansas

Nick Nolte / Blog, Storm Chasing / / 0 Comments

April 10th was the first real chase day of the 2019 season. I had been out a few days prior, but mostly they were just messing around with local stuff. However, this day the SPC had an enhanced risk of severe weather for the area along the Nebraska-Kansas border south of me, mostly for hail, but I decided to check it out anyway.


Read more
30 Sep

July 28, 2018 – CO/NE/WY Tri-State Area

Nick Nolte / Blog, Storm Chasing / / 0 Comments

Severe storms were expected to fire along the Front Range in Colorado and migrate eastward throughout the day. With high CAPE values and moist dewpoints expected in the Nebraska Panhandle area, this appeared to be a relatively favorable area for supercells and possible tornadoes with the easterly upslope flow.
Read more