Monthly Archive: January 2016

Tornado Threat for Tuesday 2/2

The threat for severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, continues for Tuesday. The area of focus is the lower Mississippi Valley into portions of the Tennessee Valley and lower Ohio Valley. Nothing significant has changed from...

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Early Thoughts: Groundhog Day Severe Threat

A notable threat of severe thunderstorm activity in early February has been showing up in the models for several days now. As the event gets closer, confidence is increasing that a setup favorable for...

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Connecticut Snowfall: Jan. 23-24, 2016

Snow reached southern Connecticut during the predawn hours on January 23rd. The snow gradually moved inland, dropping the most persistent bands of moderate to heavy snow on an axis from Fairfield County, northeastward into...

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Severe Watches Lacking in 2015

For the fourth year in a row, overall severe thunderstorm activity, including tornadoes, finished below average across the Lower 48. This graphic shows the severe thunderstorm watch departure from the 13-year average. The vast...

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Top 10 Storm Chases of 2015

Here is a countdown of my top 10 storm chases in 2015. Storm chases were ranked by a number of factors, including photo opportunities, storm structure, excitement, etc. Let me know what you think!...

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Is Storm Chasing Expensive?

Simply put, is storm chasing expensive? Perhaps a better question is: Does storm chasing have to be expensive? To that, my answer is a resounding no. Some chasers will spend tens of thousands of...

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Top 2015 Chase Photos by State

#12 New Mexico – Supercell with inflow, eastern New Mexico plains, June 13th, 2015: #11 Nebraska – An explosive thunderstorm over north-central Nebraska, June 6th, 2015: #10 Wyoming – A pair of funnel clouds...

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