Saturday Summary

LFpicSaturday was quite a day, as I started my trip by leaving Connecticut at 7:45 p.m. Friday and arrived in Nebraska by about 4 p.m. A Tornado Watch was issued a couple of hours later and then storms began to fire.

The day wasn’t as successful as I would have liked, but not every chase day can be perfect. If anything, most are far from it!

The photo above is facing northwest from Clarks, NE around 7:08 p.m. toward a thunderstorm and what appears to be a rain shaft. That cluster of storms spawned a Tornado Warning about 20 minutes later, but I didn’t see anything photogenic from that.

Radar went in and out during the chase, which is always frustrating. I almost wonder if it was a phone or cell provider issue, because I never actually lost service. I had similar issues with Twitter, but I’m almost always able to sent Tweets via text message as a fall-back.

There will be more chase opportunities in the coming days!

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Quincy

Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for weather.com. After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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