Monthly Archive: March 2016

Analysis of 3/30 Tulsa Tornado Environment

A tornado affected the north and northeast suburbs of Tulsa, Oklahoma early yesterday evening. Despite the conditions in place, a Tornado Watch was not in effect, as instead, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch had been...

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Tornado in Arkansas: March 13th

A chase in Arkansas is a battle between harsh terrain in the western part of the state, and the more chaser-friendly Mississippi Valley to the east. I found myself in the middle of these...

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Arkansas Severe Threat: Sunday, March 13th

Graphics courtesy of College of DuPage A localized threat of severe thunderstorms, including possible tornadoes, targets Arkansas Sunday afternoon into the evening hours. A compact shortwave trough approaches from Oklahoma during the afternoon, with...

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Looking A Month Ahead: March Week 2

It’s Monday evening and the new Euro weeklies are out, so it’s time to look ahead at what the rest of March may have in store, as well as early April. Despite all the...

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Supercell Composite Parameter

Multiple variables are important to consider when it comes to supercell thunderstorm development. The Supercell Composite Parameter (SCP) was created to factor three important ingredients to determine how favorable an environment is to produce supercells. SCP...

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A Casual Look at the Rest of March

A pattern change is soon underway that will leave much of the U.S., especially the eastern two thirds, feeling spring fever. Unlike patterns in recent years, a prevalent ridge of high pressure off or...

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Affordable Lodging: Midwest, Plains

Storm chasing doesn’t have to be expensive! I have compiled a list of hotels and motels that are inexpensive, clean and comfortable across the Midwest and Plains. In order to make this list, the...

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