Kicking Off Chase Season

A tornado-warned supercell churns over Floydada, TX on April 22nd, 2015.

A tornado-warned supercell churns over Floydada, TX on April 22nd, 2015.

It’s great to be back in the Plains. Yesterday was the first chase day of my season and I had to drive nine hours before I even made it to my target in the Texas panhandle.

While I may not have much to show for it, the chase featured some neat structure, hail and an opportunity to dust off the cobwebs that come from not chasing since October.

A few storms that did get going in the Texas panhandle produced large hail, strong winds and isolated, brief tornadoes. The chase terrain and road network was mixed and when I found myself in the rural Caprock region, I was without cell phone or radar data for quite sometime.

Today will likely be a rest and prepare day. Although some widely isolated severe storms may be possible, a much greater potential arises tomorrow.

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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 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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