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 â€“ everything is a bit bigger in Texas â€“ and it was here we saw our first super-cell. I heard this […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today was the most promising day of the year according to the forecast. I tried not to get my expectations up too much but it was of course difficult. Especially, when the day begins with the first storm coming in over us when we are driving already at 11:30 a.m. A lightning bangs down about […]
The large low pressure that caused the storms we have been observing lately has come to pass, and our choice was either to continue eastward to Illinois, or wait a day and go back to Kansas on Tuesday. We chose the latter and took aÂ so called â€śDown dayâ€ť. During Down days, you often go […]
Can hail really be exciting? Yes! This promising Sunday started out slow and it was not until 4 in the afternoon when we actually landed at our first prospect. A very beautiful storm that seemed promising, but above all gave us aâ€¦sense of hail. At first, we heard a constant and fairly loud rumbling above […]
Sitting in the car in an extremely humid and hot Kansas, not far from Manhattan, where I studied at K-State 03-04. It is a fairly typical â€śbeforeâ€ť scenario. Everyone walks around a bit restless, moving back and forth into the gas station and buying more and more junk food (I have eaten so much bad […]
The amazing day yesterday ended in a really nice hotel, simply because we could not find anything else. Not a problem to me, since lodging is included in this trip! This weekend is expected to be really great and it apparently started of really well. Saturday, however, was a â€śbust day”. This means, you go […]
We continued to drive towards to the storm that had created the tornado earlier in the afternoon. It still had a strong rotation which created a super cell with a beautiful round shape with different layers. We drover in underneath the base hoping for more tornadoes but the supply had run out, I guess đź™‚ […]
I do not remember if it was the same storm with the tornado that we ended up by a bit later again, but I believe it was. We stopped out on a field where a wall cloud came in slowly and majestically. It was the perfect arrangement for a beautiful tornado, but the rotation was […]
Yes, today we finally found a tornado â€“ and what a tornado! Everything looked pretty good in the morning, the first storm we were going for to seemed to have all the attributes we want: a low wall cloud, strong rotation and large hail. We come out just in time to bring out our cameras. […]
Iâ€™m just about to leave our hotel in North Platte, Nebraska, so I do not have time to write or upload any photos. One thing is for sure though â€“ the shit hit the fan yesterday and it was a fantastic day! It all started here with this photo. I will return with the rest […]
On Day 3, we learned how storms work. Today we learned that storms are not always reliable. In the morning we hurried up early from Colby, KS, to go to the Colorado plains. These plains seemed the most likely to create storms today, which basically means: The air needs to be moist so that clouds […]
As mentioned, it looks promising for the next couple of days and you can follow our trip through GPS and webcam here: http://www.cloud9tours.com/chasecam/index.html. I will try to put the image here and see if it gets updated a bit now and then:
On a storm chasing tour you spend many long hours in the van. I was fully aware of this and it was also a bit of one of the things I really looked forward too. This spring, I have been busy with something from the moment I woke up to the second I had fallen […]
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