Not having chased since the middle of March meant I was itching to get out to The Plains. Fortunately an opportunity presented itself for several days of severe weather from April 24th through the 30th. I took the week off of work and headed out to Wichita hoping to find […]

Watching a few Dixie Alley setups come and go during February meant that my traditional chase season was approaching. For a few days prior to March 15th, models had been indicating a pretty decent system moving into the Mid-Mississippi Valley drawing up moisture into Iowa and Illiniois and signs were pointing […]

So I had the day before Christmas Eve scheduled off at work because I hadn’t taken a day off just to relax in a long time. When I take time off it’s usually to chase, so of course when the 23rd started approaching, there was a chance of severe weather in […]

November 11th presented an opportunity for the first chase in a while. A powerful system with a 120kt 500mb jet was moving into the Central Plains atop a deepening surface low that was going to pull 60 degree dewpoints into the target area. Coupled with a strong low level jet […]

July 13th presented a decent opportunity for severe weather across Northern Illinois and being within driving distance of home, it was pretty easy to pull the trigger and head out. An overnight MCS diving southeast through Illinois and Indiana into Kentucky as it followed the frontal boundary would probably lay […]