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Vittorio's Voyages · 9M ago

7/1/2016 Shelf near Springfield, CO

We (CoD Trip 5) rang in July with a nice day of storms in southeast CO. High dewpoints and a strengthening wind field excited us for tornado potential. Instead, convective morphology and lac...
Vittorio's Voyages · 9M ago

6/28/2016 Chadron to Ogallala, NE Derecho

We awoke in Scottsbluff, NE (new Fairfield Inn) with a target near Torrington, WY. Low 60s dewpoints were progged in the NE panhandle, and shear profiles quite supportive of supercell storms...
Vittorio's Voyages · 9M ago

6/27/2016 Oshkosh, NE Supercell

Started the day in OGA, with an initial target near the AIA area. By mid-afternoon, it was pretty clear that the Cu field was becoming agitated on the nose of the theta-e axis just to our n...
Vittorio's Voyages · 10M ago

6/26/2016 Oshkosh to Arthur Supercell

Sunday was the first solid supercell setup in favorable storm chasing terrain.  Trip 5 departed Winner, SD by late morning with an eye on the North Platte to Sidney, NE area for convective i...
Vittorio's Voyages · 10M ago

6/22/2016 North Central IL Supercells

Finally, a day on the home turf!  6/22 featured a MDT risk for severe storms across a large part of northern and central IL.  The biggest meteorological question this day was convective morp...
Vittorio's Voyages · 10M ago

6/13/2016 Failed supercell near Pueblo, CO

6/13 looked good in model land, but an overnight MCS scoured much of the moisture across ern CO. Strong heating and attendant destabilization was limited to portions of southern CO, so we en...
Vittorio's Voyages · 10M ago

6/12/2016 Convection near Casper, WY

6/12 featured a "marginal" risk for severe weather on the high plains of eastern WY.  We awoke in Dickinson, ND, and decided that the best chance for some good photos would be near the Caspe...
Vittorio's Voyages · 10M ago

6/11/2016 Lodgepole, SD Thunderstorms

The forecast environment of 6/11 appeared to be favorable for supercell thunderstorms, especially with regard to kinematics, but the convective morphology proved to be unfavorable.   By late...
Vittorio's Voyages · 10M ago

6/3/2016 Storm Lounging near Hays, KS

No need to storm "chase" on 6/3.  Instead, we broke out the field chairs, and at several times were able to sit and take in the western KS scenery (including a glorious Great Plains sunset)....
Vittorio's Voyages · 10M ago

6/2/2016 Makin' Lemonade

6/2 was a real "lemonade out of lemons" day.  The atmosphere has not been dealing the best ingredients as of late, but we were able to make the best of it in western/central South Dakota.  D...