I have now archived my 2009 Storm Chase Journal and Photos.
This season was split into three separate chases: A mini-chase at the end of April, a chase where I led the New Mexico Tech Meteorology and Storm Chase Club at the end of May, and a chase on the way back from a conference in mid-June.
May 2009 ended up being the worst May for storm chasing since 1988. There was an omega-block pattern in place, limiting storm development completely. I don’t think there was but a few tornadoes in the whole country during this time, and it seems to be that most of them were along the east coast.
The June chase was a lucky catch. I had been attending a conference in Oklahoma City and returned through Amarillo to see these storms. I had barely paid attention to the weather that day, so I was happy to stumble upon this storm.
I hope you enjoy this archive.