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10 day tour with Tempest Tours in early May 2013 – Part 2 “The Down Days”

The six days that followed produced no storms whatsoever in the entire country. We spent those days in south and southeast Texas. We spent some time in the beautiful Big Bend national park and other photogenic places in the region. Brian is a really passionate photographer and knew a lot of good places to take...
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early storm season 2013

10 day tour with Tempest Tours in early May 2013 – Part 1 “The setup”

I went with Tempest Tours in 2013 from May 1st to May 10th. I was scheduled to go with Weather Gods first but I had to reschedule very late (read more about why here). During this tour I actually didn’t blog or write a diary so I don’t have any detailed text about my experiences...
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Why I never went chasing with Weather Gods in 2013

This blog post has, as well as many of my tour reviews, been back-dated to the time of when it occurred. In 2013 I decided quite late (in March) to go storm chasing and decided to go with Weather Gods from May 10th to May 19th. I chose this tour because it seemed like many...
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StormChasingUSA.com featured in Focus Magazine in Ukraine

In May 2013 StormChasingUSA.com, and me, was featured in Focus Magazine in Ukraine with an interview about storm chasing. The interview was over email and the article can only be read in Ukrainian. Through the help of Google translate I could at least read, and understand, some of the article. This was the second time...
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Five day tour with PDS Storm Tours

This blog entry was originally written on my personal blog and directed (simplified) to my friends (who don’t know anything about storm chasing). I have translated it as it was and left it with no major editing. This was my second trip and I didn’t know that much about storm chasing at the time. I...
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StormChasingUSA.com featured in Swedish newspaper Expressen

The first time StormChasingUSA.com was featured in media was in January 2010 when Swedish newspaper Expressen published an article that I wrote about my experience with Cloud 9 tours and storm chasing. The article received quite a lot of attention and was one of the most read articles that day, it ended up on the...
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Day 14 – A puny tornado

We went down to Texas our last day and I’m now on my way home from there. I will have about 2 hours sleep before I go to the airport and then back to Stockholm. We ended Day 13 at a gimmick Texas theme restaurant – The Great Texan. They had bull cojones (“mountain mushrooms”)...
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Day 13 – The last repositioning

Sitting in the car now on the way from Colorado to Texas to position for the very last Storm Chasing Day. Texas is supposed to be quite promising for tomorrow, and Texas feels good – everything is a bit bigger in Texas – and it was here we saw our first super-cell. I heard this...
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Day 12 – Photogenic storms

Day 12 turned out to be a classic Storm Chase-day. We went to Colorado in the morning and drove toward a promising storm, but the roads were not in the same direction as the storm so we got behind and inside the storm again, which meant rain and poor visibility. Fortunately, the storms pops up...
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Day 11 – Caught in a mesocyclone

I was talking about broken expectations yesterday. I do not know what the opposite would be called, but it was certainly what happened today. In the morning two girls dropped out of Tour. They have had a bit different expectations about Storm Chasing (more party, less waiting – more shopping, less driving). They were quite...
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