Chases


Completed Chase Logs:

April 15th, 1998: First storm chase across Central Illinois
October 24th, 2001: Significant QLCS event across Eastern Illinois
March 29th, 2002: Strong Thunderstorms across the Ohio Valley
March 30th, 2002: Heavy showers and thunderstorms across the Mississippi Valley
March 31st, 2002: Blue sky bust across the Deep South
May 22nd, 2010: – Documented twelve tornadoes across Central South Dakota & was stranded in farmer’s field
June 17th, 2010: Documented fourteen tornadoes during Minnesota’s historical tornado outbreak
May 20th, 2013: Witnessed a violent EF-5 tornado smash through Moore, Oklahoma, witnessed weak one near Stratford later
May 27th, 2013: Documented three tornadoes in Northern Kansas
May 28th, 2013: Witnessed full life cycle on two tornadoes near Bennington, Kansas.
May 29th, 2013: This chase ended my career high streak of tornado days in a row in Western Kansas
May 30th, 2013: Overslept and missed tornadoes in Northern Oklahoma
May 31st, 2013: Was nearly road kill from infamous violent tornado near El Reno, Oklaoma that took the lives of friends
April 1st, 2014: First rendezvous out to Oklahoma and ended up playing frisbee and getting a sunset.
April 2nd, 2014: Supercell on the cold side of the boundary almost produces a high based tornado in Southern Kansas
April 3rd, 2014: Multiple supercells failed to produce any type of tornadic weather despite heightened probabilities across Missouri
April 12th, 2014: Several high based supercells with large hail and decent lightning across Central Iowa
April 26th, 2014: Blue sky bust in Southern Kansas, spent the day playing football near Kingman
April 27th, 2014: Needle in the haystack tornado across Southern Nebraska
April 28th, 2014: Too many storms developed in warm sector in Western Illinois, minimal severe weather
May 20th, 2014: Strong supercell moved across Northern Illinois dropping large hail, destructive winds in Chicago suburbs
June 14th, 2014: Documented three tornadoes across South-Central Nebraska
June 16th, 2014: Recorded five strong to violent tornadoes near Pilger, Nebraska
June 21st, 2014: Local chase that netted a photogenic shelf cloud near Aurora, Illinois
May 8th, 2015: Documented weak tornado near Waurika, Oklahoma
May 9th, 2015: Documented seven tornadoes from two supercells across Colorado and Western Kansas
June 15th, 2015: Backyard intercept of EF-1 tornado near Peotone, Illinois. My first tornado survey on NWS LOT team
August 18th, 2015: Local chase that produced several supercells and nearly a tornado that struck my home & NWS office

Pending Chase Logs:

June 1st, 1999 – Central Illinois – Tornado (1)
April 23rd, 2000 – Southeast Oklahoma – Tornadoes (2)
April 14th, 2001 – Southern Kansas – Tornadoes (3)
April 4th, 2003 – Central Illinois – Supercells
April 19th, 2003 – Western Illinois – Bust
April 20th, 2003 – Southern Indiana – Supercell/Probable Tornado (1)
April 30th, 2003 – Western Illinois – Supercells
May 10th, 2003 – Western Illinois – Bust
May 28th, 2003 – Northeast Illinois – Supercell
May 30th, 2003 – Northern Illinois – Tornado Outbreak (3)
July 6th, 2003 – Northern Illinois – Supercells
July 7th, 2003 – Northern Illinois – Derecho
July 8th, 2003 – Central Illinois – Severe Thunderstorms
July 9th, 2003 – Central Illinois – Supercells
July 17th, 2003 – Northeast Illinois – Supercell
July 20th, 2003 – Northeast Illinois – Severe Thunderstorms
July 27th, 2003 – Northern Illinois – Derecho
August 1st, 2003 – Northern Illinois – Supercells
August 3rd, 2003 – Southern Wisconsin – Severe Thunderstorms
April 20th, 2004 – Northern Illinois – Bust
May 23rd, 2004 – Northern Illinois – Supercell
May 30th, 2004 – Central Illinois – Supercell
July 21st, 2004 – Northeast Illinois – Squall Line
March 30th, 2005 – Northern Illinois – Supercell
June 13th, 2005 – Central Illinois – Tornado (1)
June 4th, 2005 – Northeast Illinois – Supercells
August 18th, 2005 – Northern Illinois – Bust
November 5th, 2005 – Central Illinois – Squall Line
November 15th, 2005 – Central Illinois – Bust
March 12th, 2006 – Central Illinois – Tornado (1)
April 14th, 2006 – Central Illinois – Supercell
May 24th, 2006 – Northern Illinois – Supercells
June 28th, 2006 – Northeast Illinois – Squall Line
September 22nd, 2006 – Central Illinois – Bust
October 18th, 2007 – Northeast Illinois – Supercells
April 10th, 2008 – Western Illinois – Supercell
April 25th, 2008 – Eastern Iowa – Supercell
May 30th, 2008 – Central Illinois – Supercells
June 7th, 2008 – Northeast Illinois – Tornadoes (2)
November 5th, 2008 – Southern Kansas – Supercells
March 8th, 2009 – Central Illinois – Bust
March 10th, 2009 – Central Illinois – Bust
March 23rd, 2009 – Southern Kansas – Tornadoes (2)
April 25th, 2009 – Western Oklahoma – Supercells
April 26th, 2009 – Western Oklahoma – Supercells
May 13th, 2009 – Northern Missouri – Tornadoes (2)
June 5th, 2009 – Western Nebraska – Tornadoes (2)
June 6th, 2009 – Eastern Nebraska – Bust
June 7th, 2009 – Northwest Missouri – Supercell
April 21st, 2010 – West Texas – Supercells
April 22nd, 2010 – Texas Panhandle – Tornado Outbreak (7)
April 23rd, 2010 – Eastern Nebraska – Bust
April 24th, 2010 – Southern Iowa – Bust
April 29th, 2010 – Northern Kansas – Tornado (1)
April 30th, 2010 – Western Illinois – Bust
May 7th, 2010 – Northwest Ohio – Supercell
May 10th, 2010 – Northern Oklahoma – Tornado Outbreak (3)
May 12th, 2010 – Southern Kansas – Supercells
May 19th, 2010 – Central Oklahoma – Supercells
May 21st, 2010 – Eastern Wyoming – Supercell
May 24th, 2010 – Southern South Dakota – Bust
June 5th, 2010 – Central Illinois – Tornado Outbreak (2)
June 8th, 2010 – Central Illinois – Bust
June 18th, 2010 – Southern Wisconsin – Derecho
June 23rd, 2010 – Northern Illinois – Supercells
December 31st, 2010 – Central Illinois – Bust
April 3rd, 2011 – Southeast Iowa – Supercell
April 9th, 2011 – Northwest Iowa – Tornado Outbreak (8)
April 10th, 2011 – Eastern Iowa – Bust
April 19th, 2011 – Central Illinois – Tornado (1)
July 26th, 2011 – Northern South Dakota – Tornado (1)
March 12th, 2012 – Southern Michigan – Bust
March 28th, 2012 – Eastern Kansas – Supercell
March 29th, 2012 – Northern Kansas – Bust
May 6th, 2012 – Central Illinois – Supercell
September 5th, 2012 – Northern Illinois – Bust
October 12th, 2012 – West Texas – Tornadoes (2)
October 13th, 2012 – Central Oklahoma – Bust
May 18th, 2013 – Western Kansas – Tornadoes (3)
May 19th, 2013 – Southern Kansas – Tornado (1)
May 23rd, 2016: Woodward, Oklahoma Supercell and Tornado (1)
May 24th, 2016: Dodge City, Kansas Tornadopalooza (13)

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