January 27, 2020

For my work with Nutrien Ag Solutions as an agricultural meteorologist I get the luxury of spending much of the winter and early spring months of Jan, Feb, Mar on the road playing "traveling meteorologist". During the winter off-season many ag/farm conferences, expos,...

September 29, 2019

I almost botched this day by flinching after an early supercell near Peoria, IL. The storm had prompted tornado warnings and was continuing to march down Interstate 74 in the direction of my home in Champaign-Urbana. I'd expected storms to eventually fire closer to hom...

August 20, 2019

A morning cluster of thunderstorms in Iowa organized into a bow echo that swept across central Illinois during the late-morning hours of Thursday, August 20th. The bow echo produced spotty wind damage. A funnel cloud was falsely reported on the west side of Champaign w...

May 24, 2019

 Early initiation of storms near the lunch hour ruined what was otherwise expected to be a classic panhandle day. Instead, storms erupted around Noon before the environment was ready, and the storms quickly became outflow dominant, dying out during the early afternoon...

May 23, 2019

Colin Davis, Alex Hall, and myself followed a dusty supercell that produced golfball sized hail near Lubbock, Texas. The storm also came close to producing brief tornadoes on more than one occasion.

Video from the day:

The drive up to the storm was quite beautiful, throu...

May 22, 2019

Navigating around flooded roads, we followed a tornadic HP supercell that produced numerous tornadoes from northeast Oklahoma into southeast Kansas and eventually southwestern Missouri. The supercell produced large damaging tornadoes near Miami, OK, Carl Junction and G...

May 16, 2019

What a storm this was, on a day that I hadn't even planned to chase.

An overnight MCS, or organized cluster of thunderstorms was dropping out of Wisconsin and into northern Illinois. While forecasts the day before hadn't called for thunderstorms in the area, the environ...

April 30, 2019

 Colin Davis and I chased an HP supercell near the St. Louis area, starting the day in Litchfield, IL. The storm exhibited strong rotation, and produced at least one tornado while we were repositioning.

April 6, 2019

A powerful early winter storm system was responsible for the 3rd largest tornado outbreak in Illinois history on Saturday, December 1st 2018. I followed one cyclic tornado from west of Jackonville, IL to Beardstown, IL as it produced 4 or 5 separate tornadoes, one of w...

February 24, 2019

I first published on my old blog back in 2011 when doing an "image a day" recap of overlooked photos. The original photo was taken on May 22nd 2010 near Bowdle, South Dakota.

This photo may not have the 'wow factor', but it really symbolizes one of the moments in the s...

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