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Days 4 & 5 - Moderate Risk Followed By Bust

Today had the potential to be very tasty and we weren't disappointed - the chase in Minnesota was fast paced and gave us our first tornado of the tour. We left Pierre, SD first thing and travelled East towards the general area of Watergate, Minnesota. After a quick stop at Subway for lunch, we waited at a garage on an intersection along I-29. Several stormchasers were starting to hang around the car-park as the first cumulus towers developed. Paul picked the first cell that we would target a

Owen

Owen

 

Day 2 & 3 - Nebraska & Travel Day

Day 2 was a funny old day. Everyone has a lot of negativity towards Nebraska due to previous busts there and the afternoon took a similar route. A messy group of cells died out as we approached from our night stop in Grand Island, NE. The decision was made to head for a developing cell in Colorado before a swift U-turn to seek some evening lightning shots in Nebraska as cells began to redevelop. Some scenic shots later and we headed for an evening stay in North Platte, NE to reposition for the

Owen

Owen

 

Day 1 - Dive Bomb At The Deep End

I've been putting off writting this blog entry for as long as possible - simply because I don't know where to begin and feel unable to do justice to what was an incredible introduction to the world of storm chasing in Kansas. Meteorology glossary at the ready... After a quick visit to Walmart we headed East into Kansas towards the cold front advancing Southeastward. We stopped for a typical stormchaser lunch at Burger King in Burlington before moving in on the towering cumulus and developing c

Owen

Owen

 

Storm Chase 2012 - Arrival Day

So 2 months ago tomorrow, I had the most amazing phonecall - a phonecall that I doubt will ever be topped. Winner of the Netweather storm chasing competition with the opportunity to go chasing in the Great Plains for ten days. The moment has arrived and after a slightly eventful day of traveling yesterday, I had a great night with fellow guests at a local sports bar. I'm a bit of a lightweight at the best of times without the toll of 24 hours travelling through some pretty chaotic American air

Owen

Owen

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