Tag: shelf cloud

13 Oct

August 17, 2019 – South Dakota

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The 17th featured an enhanced risk of severe weather across southern South Dakota including a 5% tornado risk from Pierre southeast into Iowa along with the possibility for large hail. Given it was a Saturday, Pierre isn’t that far away so I decided to give it a go.


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29 Sep

May 26, 2019 – Eastern Colorado

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The 26th was the final day of our chase vacation and it was shaping up to be a rather significant weather event across the high plains from Colorado into Western Kansas. Southeasterly return flow across the high plains was expected to advect moisture into eastern Colorado which made that area look like a decent target.


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06 Aug

May 18, 2019 – Northern Oklahoma

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The 18th featured a developing surface low in the OK/TX panhandle region with a warm front draped across northern Oklahoma where dews were expected to reach the mid 60s, with upper 60s further south towards the Red River. A negatively tilted trough at 500mb with a 70kt jet streak set the stage for a potentially significant day across Oklahoma into Texas.


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04 Aug

June 3, 2018 – Way Out In New Mexico

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After a brief local chase in Northern Nebraska on the 1st, I used the 2nd as a travel day to trek westward with my sights set on chasing central New Mexico on the 3rd. It had almost been four years to the day since my last visit to New Mexico that netted me a brief tornado near Clovis. This time, however, I would be venturing much further into the state than ever before on a chase. Albuquerque was my choice to stage for the day as it was the best option for road networks should I need to reposition in any direction.
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13 Dec

August 12, 2017 – Nebraska Panhandle

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August 12th featured a shortwave trough moving across the Northern Plains into the Upper Great Lakes while a lee trough was forecast to develop across western Nebraska and eastern Colorado. With surface dewpoints into the low 60sĀ and modest backing low level wind fields into the Nebraska Panhandle it seemed like there was a good opportunity for organized severe weather.
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