Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Hurricane Season 2016 Begins (6/7)

The tropical Atlantic is off to an early jump start with 3 named systems as of June 7, 2016 (with two before the official start of the season). Busy or not, always have a plan for these systems. In the image below, the view of the upper level (sheared) center of tropical storm Colin can be seen while overflying the storm between Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Chicago, Illinois aboard a Boeing 737 at an altitude of at least 35,000 feet during the late afternoon of June 6, 2016.



Be sure to check back my section on Atlantic TROPICAL WEATHER often to see what’s going on in the Atlantic / Eastern Pacific basin as well as any attempts on tropical chases in 2016! You can jump right to that section by clicking the link for it below...

http://www.sky-chaser.com/tropics.htm

Main Chase Trip On May 21-28 (5/30)

My main "expedition" style chase from May 21 through May 28 is completed - And was one of my best chase trips in my storm chasing career! A full chase log, with over 15 tornadoes documented, is now available in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for this and many more chases in 2016.



You can also click the link below to jump right to the section for storm chasing in 2016 in the central USA...

http://www.sky-chaser.com/mwcl2016.htm

OK Tornadic Violence / Chase May 6-9 (5/10)

Just wrapped up yet another chase trip to the Central USA plains from May 6 to May 9, 2016. Tornadoes and supercells were observed on May 7 and 8 in Colorado and Kansas / Oklahoma! In the image below, both the visible satellite and radar image (base reflectivity) is shown for the violent tornadic supercell that occurred north of Sulphur, Oklahoma during the afternoon of May 9. I was NOT chasing this storm (unfortunately) because I had to head back to Chicago that day (travel day) for work the next morning.

The impressive radar presentation (right image) of this storm shows an extremely powerful mesocyclone (velocity is the upper-right inset, and correlation-coefficient in the lower-right inset - Prominently showing the grey-blue "debris" ball) as this storm was producing a potentially violent wedge tornado. The satellite image to the left shows the supercells in Oklahoma firing along the dryline (annotated), including the one in the radar images (circled). Impressive to say the least!



Please check my chase logs in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for this and many more chases in 2016. You can also click the link below to jump right to the section for storm chasing in 2016 in the central USA...

http://www.sky-chaser.com/mwcl2016.htm

Storm Chase Trip Apr 25-28 (4/28)

Another chase trip to the Central USA plains was done from April 25 to 28, 2016. Two tornadoes were observed in two of three severe thunderstorms in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. Please check my chase logs in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for this and many more chases in 2016.



You can also click the link below to jump right to the section for storm chasing in 2016 in the central USA...

http://www.sky-chaser.com/mwcl2016.htm

Successful Chase Trip Apr 14-17 (4/17)

A great chase trip to the Central USA plains was done from April 14 to 17, 2016. This included a flight into Denver, Colorado and a trip into the TX / OK panhandles where 4 tornadoes and a Colorado snowstorm were observed! Please check my chase logs in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for this and many more chases in 2016.



You can also click the link below to jump right to the section for storm chasing in 2016 in the central USA...

http://www.sky-chaser.com/mwcl2016.htm

First Major Storm Chase In 2016 (3/15)

The first major storm chase was done on March 15, 2016 in west-central Illinois from near Carthage to Peoria. Three tornadoes were observed with two supercell storms intercepted during the late afternoon. This marks the start of the 2016 chase season logs for this web-site in the Midwest / Central USA. Please check my chase logs in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for this and many more chases in 2016.



You can also click the link below to jump right to the section for storm chasing in 2016 in the central USA...

http://www.sky-chaser.com/mwcl2016.htm

Vietnam Pictures Coming Soon (3/12)

VN Place Holder Here - Coming Soon!

Happy New Year 2016 (1/11)

Another year is upon us as we enter 2016. Winter is in full swing up north, which is not a surprise, until you look in the far eastern North Atlantic. Hurricane "Alex" formed on January 13 and moved into the Azores a day later packing winds over 80 MPH.



Hurricanes in the Atlantic basin in January are extremely rare, but can happen given the right conditions. Happy new year to all.