Missouri: April 27, 2016

IMG_3013Wednesday almost wasn’t a chase day, but having spent the night near Kansas City, it seemed silly to not at least give it a shot. The setup arguably outperformed the previous day, at least with the concentration of tornadoes near the triple point and along a frontal boundary draped from Iowa into Missouri and Illinois.

As for my chase, I set up in northeastern Missouri, waiting for thunderstorms to initiate. It was very much a waiting game, as convective kept struggling. A tower would go up, but then it got sheared apart. All this was happening as numerous tornadoes were reported across the Iowa/Kansas/Nebraska border area. I drifted a bit west into north-central Missouri, closer to the triple point, but it wasn’t close enough.

Thunderstorms gradually began to organize, but with time running out and low level wind shear becoming less impressive ahead of an approaching cold front, the environment became less conducive for organized, discrete thunderstorms. Despite this, there still was some pretty neat structure. There were several low precipitation (LP) transient supercells and one photogenic storm before sunset.



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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 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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