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Storm Chase Day #6: Predictions

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Slight Risk for a stripe of the High Plains. Associated with this risk is a thin, long, 2% Tornado Threat Ring. The surface map shows a moderate south and southeasterly breeze, morning … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week 2020 #33

This week’s image was taken earlier this week over the Great Plains I think the neatest feature on this image is the ripples near the KS/OK/CO borders. They are very faint, and I wonder what they looked like from the … Continue reading

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6/21/20: Storm Chase Predictions

We are starting the day in Tucumcari, NM, and headed northeast. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued an Enhanced Risk for southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Associated with the Enhanced Risk in Oklahoma/Kansas was a 5% Tornado Threat ring. The … Continue reading

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Moderate Risk: 4/28/20

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Moderate Risk for parts of the southern Great Plains. Associated with the Moderate Risk is a 10% tornado threat ring.   To summarize the SPC:  An upper-level trough will dig south through … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week 2019 #52

This week’s image was taken this morning over the southern Great Plains. This image shows the clouds ahead of a cold front that is sweeping through the Great Plains.  The mid-latitude cyclone is centered over western Kansas, with the cold … Continue reading

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5/26/19: Storm Chase Predictions

Today was shaping up to be a severe weather day.  However, we were limited in our travels, as we had to be to Denver, CO, by the evening. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued a Moderate Risk for western Kansas. … Continue reading

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5/22/19: Storm Chase Predictions

Today was a bit messier of a day.  There was perhaps a bigger threat as compared to yesterday, but it was in terrain that had experienced heavy flooding over the past few weeks.  We discussed it with the Virginia Tech … Continue reading

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5/21/19: Storm Chase Predictions

Still recovering from a hard day on the road, we decided NOT to chase Missouri, but instead decided to chase the closer, perhaps easier-to-chase threat today. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued an Enhanced Risk to our east.  However, … Continue reading

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