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Day 4: Beautiful supercells but no tornadoes

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today looked really well with CAPE-values of 6.000. The problem was that there were three targets to choose from: Big Spring, TX (where I saw a landspout tornado in 2014), Woodward, OK and Donley, TX. We chose Donley since there was a big flood risk in Big Spring and Woodward did not look as good […]

Day 3: Tornadoes, lightning and flooding in Texas

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday was an amazing chase day but the setup for Day 3 was looking even better! Our target area was the dryline in the eastern panhandle of Texas where we ended up in the early afternoon. The bases of the storms, however, looked ragged and dry while storms an hour to our east were showing […]

Day 2: Extremely close to a tornado

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the most common questions people ask me when I tell them I chase storms is: “How close have you been to a tornado?”. Up until now, my answer has been “I have been underneath one“, but I think I need to update that answer after Saturday’s events. Day 2 was our first real […]

Day 1: Down day with a lot of “Twister”

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

My alarm clock rang at 03.30 a.m. in my apartment in Malmö and I left tired but excited. Had a stop in Düsseldorf and then took an ancient AA plane to Chicago where I bounced on to Oklahoma City. I spent half the flight with head ache and nausea so it was not too pleasant […]

Why do I chase storms?

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The three most common questions I get when I tell people I chase storms are: Isn’t it dangerous?, How? and Why? The first one I usually respond with: “Yes, a little bit but not much more dangerous than skiing”. The second, How?, I usually explain like in my previous blog post. The last one, the […]

How do I chase storms?

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the most common questions I get regarding storm chasing is How I actually chase them. People may ask if I go to a specific place, if I plan my flights from Sweden according to the weather or if I just drive around and look. Neither is correct but the confusion is quite understandable […]

Peoples reaction to storm chasing

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I tell people I chase storms I usually get five types of reactions: What? Why?! Wow! What? How?! Cool, but isn’t it dangerous? OMG! I have been wanting to do that since I was a X years old!! Ok, but you stay safe you hear!? The first ones (“What? Why?!“) are the people who […]

The Lanny Dean experience

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have chased with many different tour guides now and they all have had different personalities and guiding styles. We have the calm and informative style of Charles Edwards and Brian Morganti or the friendly and dedicated style of Gene Robertson and Allan Dietrich. They were all excellent tour guides but I really loved chasing […]

Video of the tornadoes near Canadian, TX, 2015

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

I went back to the videos I shot at the Canadian, TX, tornado outbreak last year. I did not really have a full look at them at the time and I never took the time to upload any videos to Youtube until now. As always, the footage is a bit shaky since I usually focus […]

A visit to the Swedish national weather service: SMHI

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
smhi norrköping

Yesterday I paid a visit to the Swedish national weather service: SMHI. It is something I have been wanting to do for quite some time since most of what I know about storms and weather is based on the weather situation in, and information from, USA. Sweden is a very low on severe weather and […]

In-flight entertainment for a storm chaser

By StormChasingUSA.com | April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today I was treated with not only one but two different types of “inflight entertainment” I really appreciated as a storm chaser. I am not talking about the tornadoes on Mars I saw in the movie “The Martian” on the flight but these two things: This first thing is something called a “glory” I learned […]

Beginner’s guide to storm chasing with organized tours

By StormChasingUSA.com | April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Everyone can experience the amazing feeling of seeing a tornado or a supercell, without being a professional meteorologist or an experienced storm chaser. In this blog post I will explain what your options are and how you can make it happen. Why should you listen to me? I have personally chased storms with four different […]

Put together a video of the Goshen County tornado of 2009

By StormChasingUSA.com | April 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

I had some shaky and low quality video clips from the Goshen County-tornado I saw on my tour with Cloud 9 Tours back in 2009 (June 5th). It was the first tornado I ever saw and is still the best one. The tornado was covered by many chasers as well as the Vortex 2-project. The […]

Choosing camera and lenses for storm chasing – my thoughts

By StormChasingUSA.com | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
canon 760

Before my first chase season in 2009 I bought my first systematic camera, a Canon 450. I brought it along together with a pocket camera for videos. My second season, 2012, I used the same setup. The videos were horrible but the photos were good. I managed to borrow a 70-300mm Sigma telescope lens (without […]

Failed April Fools prank on the Storm Chasing community

By StormChasingUSA.com | April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I tried to pull an April Fools-joke on my Twitter-followers hoping the Storm Chasing-community would be amused. Basically, what I did was to copy the hook echo created on the day of the Joplin-tornado, which is an obvious tornado echo with the debris ball and everything. I also took a screen dump of the […]

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