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    #26
    Good luck getting some high risk weather and staying alive

    We are still on for the 9th in SF aye?

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    #27
    sounds like a great rush! have fun and stay safe.

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    #28
    Waaaaaalll ooooof teeeexxxxt

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    #29
    Therk wrote:
    wat.
    LOL ME TOO

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    #30
    Do you know Twister?

    Have you met Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton?

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    #31
    get a pic from inside the eye

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    #32
    Sweet see you on Wednesday 3pm onwards eh?
    wants to see the auckland city council asap

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    #33
    Awesome man, good luck!

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    #34
    Hello from Oklahoma City!

    Missed my flight into Phoenix so had to get rerouted via Denver which wasn't so bad in the end.. apart from the $50 rebooking fee!

    Sunny and 5C here right now at 8.06am.. still to await the return of moisture! It's been so cold yesterday, Rapid City South Dakota got 11" of snow and the Black Hills recieved 4-5 feet!!

    Most likely heading off towards the Texas Panhandle today awaiting tomorrow's SLIGHT risk.

    LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO SURGE NWD FROM S TX/NERN MEXICO
    INTO THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS TODAY AND MONDAY BENEATH A STEEP MID-LEVEL
    LAPSE RATE PLUME. BY MID-AFTN...SFC DEW POINTS IN THE MID-50S WILL
    BE COMMON AS FAR N AS CNTRL KS WITH LWR-MID 60S ACROSS MOST OF CNTRL
    TX. CONVECTIVE CLOUDS/PCPN WILL LIKELY MAINTAIN COOL LOW-LEVEL
    TEMPERATURE PROFILES OVER CNTRL/ERN PARTS OF TX/OK THROUGH THE DAY.
    BUT...AREAS FROM THE TX S PLAINS/ERN NM NEWD INTO SWRN KS SHOULD
    EXPERIENCE STRONGER HEATING ALONG/E OF THE DRYLINE...CONTRIBUTING TO
    MLCAPES TO AROUND 1500 J/KG.

    HIGH-BASED TSTMS SHOULD DEVELOP OVER ERN NM/SERN CO ALONG THE
    DRYLINE/WEAK SFC LOW AS THE AFOREMENTIONED WEAK UPR TROUGH SKIRTS
    THE REGION. THESE STORMS WILL LIKELY GROW STRONGER AS THEY MOVE OFF
    THE DRYLINE AND INTO THE INSTABILITY AXIS OVER THE ERN TX PNHDL/SWRN
    KS DURING THE EARLY EVENING. 0-6KM VERTICAL SHEAR OF 50 KTS AND
    MAGNITUDE OF MID-LEVEL LAPSE RATES SUGGESTS LARGE HAIL WILL BE THE
    PRIMARY RISKS WITH SUPERCELLS STORMS.
    LLJ VEERS DURING THE
    OVERNIGHT WITH STRONGEST MOISTURE/THERMAL ADVECTION ACROSS CNTRL/SRN
    KS AND NWRN OK WHERE UPSCALE DEVELOPMENT INTO TSTM CLUSTERS IS
    POSSIBLE.

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    #35
    Keeping an I eye this thread.

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    #36
    Morning all from the I27 heading south through Lubbock, Texas Panhandle...

    Looking at a good chance of tornadoes later this evening (2.23pm here now) with severe thunderstorms coming in off New Mexico along the dryline.

    Massive lightning display last night over Amarillo, but I was so tired I never got my tripod out in time (damn it).

    Convective initiation is expected over the next couple of hours this afternoon across eastern NM.

    SPC mesoscale discussion issued... our target is somewhere in the top half of the red hatched area. (Probably Clovis, New Mexico)


    Will update in a few hours, stay tuned!

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    #37
    STAYING TUNED!!!

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    #38
    Youtube ?
    wants to see the auckland city council asap

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    #39
    Sounds like some crazy weather over there looking at the storm report...

    Code:
    Time	Size     Location	        County	 State	  Lat	 Lon	 Comments
    2240	425	 6 SE GRANDFALLS 	PECOS 	 TX	  3128	 10278	 WINDOWS KNOCKED OUT BY HAIL UP TO SOFTBALL SIZED. (MAF)

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    #40
    If it comes to nothing, San Antonio is an awesome place to go

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    #41
    Hi guys, sorry I haven't been updating this thread... the season has been so active since May 15th you hardly have much time to write up reports etc getting into the hotel room at midnight and checking out at 10am.

    Have seen amazing storms this year and a had a close call with a violent wedge tornado in Kansas on May 22, more to come on that! Here are the reports and photos so far.

    May 6 - Texas Panhandle
    Arriving in Oklahoma City on May 3 under an upper-level ridge meant sunny skies for a few days over the southern plains waiting around in the motel room. Boring! An upper-trough over Arizona led to a nice dryline setup for the Panhandle (northwest) region of Texas. The storms never really got that severe sadly - chasers usually coin these a bust.

    Local chasers out from Amarillo.




    May 7 - Northeastern Texas/Red River
    Threat for tornadoes this day but storms became rather multi-cellular and supercells were of HP variety (high precipitation). Got some high winds with this storm.

    Environment early in the piece (lots of mid-level shear)




    Looking west

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    #42
    May 9 - South central Texas
    A small unstable, sultry environment lead us here from near Dallas. Saw some explosive updrafts and nice CG lightning from afar as it turned to night.









    May 14 - Central Texas
    An increase in directional wind shear meant a nice chance of tornadoes! Found a landspout tornado on the edge of an HP supercell and then headed for the notching sector of the storm, was met with INSANE winds of inflow and lifted our bonnet briefly.





    Between May 7 and the 15th Arkansas and Missouri had to deal with hundreds of injuries and 26 deaths from tornadoes. Chose not to chase there since the place is so bad for chasing - hills and trees galore.

    May 20 - Colorado/Kansas border
    Cool roll clouds that occur here typically due to the downslope effect on the high plains.


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    #43
    May 21 - Eastern Colorado
    A major stationary trough of low pressure was setting itself over the Rockies which then dominated the play over the next week forming classical tornado outbreak situations over a large portion of the Great Plains.

    Congestus firing up over Burlington


    Updraft bases




    Not what we want to be stuck in front of for 15 minutes!! Poor lady got totally drenched...


    Passed a flipped-over semi as we headed to Julesburg for the night.

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    #44
    May 22 - North central Kansas
    Oh boy. The SPC in Norman called for a HIGH RISK day... they only issue these about 2 times a year!!



    And reading the text gets you *just* a little nervous

    DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
    NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
    0258 PM CDT THU MAY 22 2008

    VALID 222000Z - 231200Z

    ...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF WRN AND CNTRL
    KS...

    ...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PART OF NE CO...WRN
    KS...CNTRL KS AND WRN OK...

    ...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SRN
    PLAINS...CNTRL PLAINS AND CNTRL HIGH PLAINS...

    ...REGIONAL TORNADO OUTBREAK APPEARS LIKELY ACROSS NE CO...NWRN
    KS...WCNTRL KS AND NW OK THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

    ...CNTRL AND SRN PLAINS/CNTRL HIGH PLAINS...
    A POWERFUL 90 TO 110 KT MID-LEVEL JET IS CURRENTLY ROUNDING THE BASE
    OF AN UPPER-LEVEL LOW OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST. THE EXIT REGION
    OF THE MID-LEVEL JET IS FORECAST TO EJECT NEWD ACROSS THE HIGH RISK
    AREA THIS EVENING. THIS COMBINED WITH A STRONG 50 TO 60 KT LOW-LEVEL
    JET WILL PROVIDE A SHEAR ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS AND
    TORNADOES SOME OF WHICH SHOULD BE STRONG.
    (!!!)

    Really had to exercise extreme caution near the storms. After having a fustrating chase to about 6.30pm and gave up a chase of a rain-wrapped twister... we noticed an incoming hook-echo on radar so headed towards it.
    White circle is where we were integrated with GPS.


    A tornado had to come from somewhere... heart was pounding.. adreneline pumping.. thunder and lightning cracking overhead with deep deep contrast looking in towards the mesocyclone base. Hell on earth, suddenly it dropped! There it was! THICKENING WEDGE TORNADO in front of our eyes and getting close!

    Here's a screen grab from Ian of Sunderland's video of the tornado

    Warning there's a bit of profanity in there! We were totally pumped for atleast an hour and Andy had to start editing the video ready for send off to the news agencies so we called off the chase. Totally INSANE winds near that beast and felt lucky to be alive had it crossed our path. The trucker in the video suddenly put on the brakes after he realised finally what was in front of his face, lol.

    Destruction just to the north, poor people were looking for debris from their home some 200m down the road. We believe it was the rain-wrapped tornado we abandoned.

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    #45
    May 23 - Central Kansas
    Another big day expected, SPC put out a MODERATE risk of severe storms for the region.

    Waiting for initiation, deserted outpost


    The golden glory of Kansas


    Storms, you're ours!


    Watched great storm structure for a bit...


    Then, hello!! Beautiful elephant trunk tornado!




    That dissipated soon and chased the same meso and aaallmost nado'd another elephant trunk


    Got stuck on a mud-road. ****! Screwed the day completely. Had to literally push the car struggling like anything and getting muddy in the process. Pushed it about 900m with no civilisation in sight. The engine was shot so we ended up dumping Andy's car! Got a rental in Dodge City luckily.

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    #46
    Mammatus overhead


    May 24 - North central Oklahoma

    Targeted a slow-moving isolated strong supercell - a chaser's dream... but we got there very late thanks to our car rental organisation.




    Awesome lightning show around midnight off the interstate 35 towards Wichita, KS





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    #47
    May 25 - Central Kansas
    Another big day was ahead - great chance of tornadoes.

    Wall cloud #1 - Almost a touchdown


    W/C #2 - Did produce a brief thin tornado eventually


    W/C #3 - Another close call like #1 but didn't produce


    Gust front of the supercell


    Big hail in here!

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    #48
    May 26 - Southwest Kansas

    Revisited Greensburg one year on - that small city that got almost wiped off the map on May 5 2007 by an EF-5 wedge tornado. Folk seemed pretty determined and resiliant about the ordeal which was cool to see.


    Found a cool-structured storm south of Dodge City in a day of crapvection







    Hail shaft and shelf cloud






    Beaut storm!

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    #49
    May 28 - East of Alburquerque, New Mexico
    Thought we were going to have a day off - but no, lol, SPC called for a SLIGHT risk of severe thunderstorms over this beautiful part of the Great Plains.

    HP supercell






    1st storm covered the arid red rocked landscape white with hail - strange to see for New Mexico!


    Another one coming...


    May 29 - South central Nebraska
    Had a BIG drive overnight over 5 states to get to our target area of Grand Island, NE.

    Rotating wall cloud and supercell structure


    Damage from tornadoes taken this morning near Aurora, Nebraska...
    103m high cell tower ripped apart. One of their techs arrived and said he had just installed Alltel's EVDO equipment and was scheduled for operation today! Bugger.



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    #50
    Ah nice man I remember looking intently at your pictures last year