Chase 5-12-2010

Filed Under (2010) by Jflaherty on 12-05-2010

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-Update 1732
And with the most recent SPC update, my chase ends. The tornado watch is gone and the probabilty for severe storms has decreased significantly. It is so overcast that I can’t even try for any thunder storm cloud pictures.

-Update 1711
-Update 1545
I, Jason, have finally gotten my live video stream up and running. You can check it out on the streaming tab of our site. It’s 3:45 and there are currently 2 tornado warnings about 60 miles south east of me. I’m positioning myself to be in intercept position as this huge line of storms comes north east.
There is a decent chance that some of our team may be headed to North Eastern Kansas today.

-Update 13:10
The outlook as become more focused in the eastern Kansas region. Jason has enough time to get down to the area today so he will be heading out shortly.

Unreal Weather Episode 5

Filed Under (2009, Episodes) by Jflaherty on 14-04-2010

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Episode 5 is uploaded and all ready for viewing.
In this episode, Jason sets off alone on another chase that ends in muddy frustration.

Reminder: This can be viewed in 1080p high definition.

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 3/9/2010

Filed Under (2010) by Jflaherty on 09-03-2010

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Chase Route for 2010-03-09

Chase Route. 331.4 miles.

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Updates on chase Day:
8:45 pm – Well, I just got home. I wasn’t really expecting there to be anything interesting today. I knew the best chance I had would be an F1 tornado or maybe a cold cell tornado. It was more of a good test to see how all systems are functioning and they were not quite ready. I appreciate you participating in this practice chase. Had there been a real thunderstorm it would have been much more exciting. 🙂
5:00 pm – Made it to Plattsburg, MO. I couldn’t stay south any longer because it just wasn’t looking very promising. This location looks as good as any other. Some stronger cells are starting to form slowly so I plan to wait here and see what they do. Video of radar at this time on the link below.
Waiting at Plattsburg, MO
3:30 pm – Just arrived at Leavenworth. Got my internet back and refreshed all maps and found out that they moved the 2% tornado probability just east of me. Trying to decide what to do. Watch clip below for details.
Leavenworth, KS 2% Tornado prob moved video
First Post: Well, the time has finally come at last.  It is our first official chase of the 2010 storm season.  There is a slight risk of tornadoes in eastern Kansas / western Missouri though it probably won’t amount to much at all.  It is close enough however that Jason is going to go check things out in the area.  Stay posted here for any updates and possible live video stream later.