Weather 4-6-2010

Filed Under (2010) by Jflaherty on 06-04-2010

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Update – Well, the heart of the tornado watch has moved east of Des Moines, Iowa and that was just too far for us to go in the remaining daylight. On the bright side, Jason is just about done with Episode 4 of Unreal Weather and it should be up soon.
Well well well… no, your browser isn’t displaying the same pictures for today as yesterday. The outlook does indeed look almost exactly the same as yesterday with a 10% chance of Tornadoes in the Iowa/Missouri border. Our whole team is working a full shift today, but we are keeping tabs on how it develops to see if we can make a play on anything after work. Check back after 4:30 pm today for updates.

SPC Outlook for 4-6-2010


Chase 4-5-2010

Filed Under (2010) by Jflaherty on 05-04-2010

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Hello Everyone! Southern Iowa is turning into a monster storm cell today and we’re going to go chase it! Jason got off work earliest so he is going to head out now and get things set up. Hopefully he’ll get the streaming working on the way. Seth will be tagging along with Jason while Jared stays at home.

Here is the Storm Prediction Center image for Iowa today.

Severe Weather Outlook


This just in. Despite what the SPC is saying, it looks as though Kansas might be the better chase spot today as a look at the RUC Surface Cape shows awesome potential in the Wichita area. We’ll update when we chose a location.



– 6:30 p.m. – Seth was able to join Jason and the two of them decided that Iowa did end up looking like the better spot to chase. We are currently sitting in Clarinda, IA waiting to see if anything develops. There have been some storms to the north and east, but everything points to the Missouri, Iowa border so we are waiting.
– 9:45 p.m. – Well, Jason and Seth waited for quite a while in Clarinda. Some thicker clouds started moving in, but it was obvious nothing was going to happen. We were able to see a storm in north western Kansas for which was cause enough to merit a tornado watch for all in its path, but it was too dark for us to go after so we returned home.