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23 Jul

July 23, 2011 – Southwest Minnesota

Probably the deepest sleep ever for me after being up for 42 straight hours the day(s) before and driving 1,475 miles. We awoke relatively early in Aberdeen to move east into Minnesota to get in position for the chase this day. We were expecting a very unstable airmass across southern Minnesota with temperatures into the 90s and dewpoints approaching 80. I was concerned with the upper flow as we were on the right exit of a 500mb jet, but it was pretty far north and the 300 jet was pretty much in Canada, but the atmosphere was going to be primed and looking at forecast soundings from the night before we were convinced today was going to be a pretty decent day.Read more

13 Jul

July 13, 2010 – North Dakota

I had taken the 13th and 14th off of work to high tail it up to western Minnesota to see what the weather would have in store for me and while the 14th was supposed to be the bigger outbreak day, the 13th was the better day for me.  Although I bagged no tornadoes on either day, I was treated to quite a long lived supercell that tracked across southern North Dakota and west central Minnesota.Read more