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Vittorio's Voyages · 1W ago

7/11/2017 Mayville, ND HP Supercell and Tornado

(written by CoD Trip 5 assistant Evan Anderson w/ light editing)Morning analysis depicted much more zonal UL flow this day with main UL jet strung across the northern tier of the US. As such...
Vittorio's Voyages · 1W ago

7/9/2017 Olivia, MN Explosion

We (CoD Trip 5) launched our first weather balloon from Sauk Center, MN, before heading south towards and absolute explosion of an updraft near Olivia, MN. Turns out, this rapidly developing...
Vittorio's Voyages · 3W ago

6/21/2017 Beaver City, NE Euphoria

Wednesday was just one of those days that will be hard to ever replicate. After a long afternoon/evening waiting for severe storms to develop in Norton, KS, we sat up shop just south of Beav...
Vittorio's Voyages · 1M ago

6/20/2017 Ulysses to Big Bow, KS Severe Storms

Tuesday featured a targeted slight risk of severe thunderstorms across west central Kansas. We were not expecting any tornado potential as the dewpoint depression values were well over 30 F ...
Vittorio's Voyages · 1M ago

6/19/2017 Rio Grande River Gorge

We suspected the cap would be too strong for convection (given the limited upslope winds), so we spent our day bouncing around the Spanish Peaks. We spent some time in the very cool town of ...
Vittorio's Voyages · 1M ago

6/18/2017 Picture Canyon, CO and Raton Pass

On Sunday we took the opportunity to visit Picture Canyon (a small state park near Campo, CO) as we were passing through toward Trinidad. This location had some very neat pictographs and pet...
Vittorio's Voyages · 1M ago

6/17/2017 Cosgrove to Wichita, KS Supercell and Shelf

Saturday’s setup was another typical 2017 setup, with outstanding instability but rather lackluster low-level wind shear. After killing some time in Salina, we drifted north to rapidly devel...
Vittorio's Voyages · 1M ago

6/16/2017 Tilden, NE Tornado and Fairmont, NE Skyfire

Friday was one of those chase days that comes around only a handful of times per year. Awaking in Hutchinson, KS, we eyed a potential target of Norfolk, NE along a gently drifting density di...
Vittorio's Voyages · 1M ago

6/15/2017 Hutchinson, KS Mammatus

Thursday was mostly a bust from a storm photography perspective (lackluster structure despite several severe and tornado warnings), so we grabbed a hotel in Hutchinson, KS ahead of a develop...
Vittorio's Voyages · 1M ago

6/14/2017 Laclede, MO Cb

We (ACP) were treated with a rather unexpected view of an updraft on our way to the Great Plains across north central MO. We stopped to admire the view and take photos near Laclede, MO. Some...