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Some Chase Lessons From When a High Risk Doesn’t Pan Out

High Risks are rare creatures in the land of severe weather outlooks. When a high risk was issued on January 22, 2017, it understandably sent the weather world on social media into a frenzy. Given that it had been over two years since the last high risk (6/3/14), the reaction was pretty intense. Indeed, many of [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Other Weather, Titan U|0 Comments

“High Disappointment” — The Oklahoma High Risk Tornado Event of May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010 wasn’t supposed to be a high risk going in — but it ended up that way when a localized maximized environment took shape along a warm front in Northern/Central Oklahoma. Surrounding that high risk was a large moderate risk zone. Severe weather was likely, and we had to make the most of [...]

By | July 25th, 2015|Tornado Titans Season 1|0 Comments

“How to Chase a Rocketship” — The Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak of May 10, 2010

The second largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history occurred on May 10, 2010 as numerous extremely fast moving supercells formed just west of I-35 and moved rapidly east and north. There were several storms that formed, and almost all of them produced tornadoes. Almost all of them… […]

By | July 21st, 2015|Tornado Titans Season 1|0 Comments

More Severe Weather Today – May 7, 2015

There’s no rest for the weary, as this episode of severe weather is going to continue on into the weekend, climaxing with what looks to be a significant severe weather event Friday and Saturday. For now, we have today to deal with, and there’s plenty for sure. […]

By | May 7th, 2015|Southern Plains Weather|0 Comments

Picking a Target Area, A Case Study

Picking a target area on a chase day is the most crucial component to chasing. In a way, it’s one of the few things that hasn’t changed dramatically about chasing. When presented with a couple of general options, you still have to settle the decision with a target of the warm front or dryline — [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|Storm Chase Topics|3 Comments