Sunday, 20 June 2010

6th May 2010 - Kansas

Today we started in Wichita (Ks) and had a chice to make wether we went for Storms on the CO/NE Border or took a massive gamble on wether a lone Supercell could overcome a pretty stout Cap and form along a stalled Warm Front. Well being a Gambler we took the later option and won but just about. It was about 830pm before the Cap finally gave in and a Lone Supercell erupted just West of Mcpherson. We were literally 15 miles from this and were one of only a handfull of chasers on this storm. As it grew it started to ride the front and turned hard to the right, as it did so it became Tornado warned and dropped just the one Cone Tornado near Hope (Ks) before rampaging east towards Emporia. We did get the Tornado on Video but the best pictures were of the Structure and Lightning as the Storm rolled across the Flint Hills.

Tornado Number 3 for the Season and all have been at Night!

1st May 2010 - Arkansas

Today the SPC Had Issued a High Risk for most of Arkansas with corridoors of Long Tracked Violent Tornadoes Likely. Our starting position was Springfield (MO) And Chase target was Stuttgart (AR) Storms fired at about 4pm and at once started rotating, one problem we had was the Arkansas River and had to let the Storms down near Monticelli cross the River before Chasing them, the 1st came up just East of Pine Bluff and here we witnessed a Low Contrast Cone Tornado and nearly got nailed by some incredible Cg Lightning bolts, we then went for the Tail End Charlie and caught up with it just at Sunset North of De Witt(AR) I positioned us down the West side of the NNE Moving Supercell, this Storm had a persistant hook echo for nearly 50 Miles and we cut underneath it and onto the SE Side of the Storm, as we crossed over the damage path trees were shredded and all the Lights were out in the Town of De Witt, as we took the Highway North we witnessed a Large Wedge Tornado to our North East. Followed this Storm as it crossed into Tennessee and stayed the Night at Memphis (TN)

Pic 1 - Radar of the De Witt Supercell
Pic 2 - Nighttime Wedge Tornado