CHASE2009 SEASON SUMMARY

CHASE2009 Season Summary

To be updated frequently, I hope!


CHASE 2009
DAILY
JOURNAL

SEASONAL TRAINING : To better appreciate the processes going on in storms and to stay safe, I take classroom training each year
DATE DAY START END MILES REMARKS
14 Mar 2009 Saturday Bolingbrook IL Wheaton IL 28 (RT) DuPage County EMS Advanced Spotter Training
23 Apr 2009 Saturday Bolingbrook IL Batavia IL 78 (RT) Annual FermiLab/WGN9 Severe Storm Seminar
(Via Romeoville to pick up friends)

CHASE #1:

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TEMPEST TOURS (commercial tour) 6 days – 3400 (est.) chase miles, 20 people

  1. Lead vehicle: T1 (8): LEAD: Bill Reid (Westlake Village, CA;KG6FWX), DRIVER: Chad Cowan (CA)
  2. Rental vehicle #1 (6): CO-LEAD: Kinney Adams (WI)
  3. Rental vehicle #2 (6): DRIVER: Rob Petitt (OR)
  4. Media vehicle (2): xxx

GUESTS:
Lisa Beal (Bolingbrook, IL; KC9BST), Joanna Barnes, Susan Becker, Carol Duncan, Susan Raab, Joyce Bulgrin, Anthony M. Raab (WI), Rob Grill (CA), Leisa Luis-Grill (CA), David Yamada (CA), Cathy Randall (IL), Robert Randall (IL), Barbara DePietro (OH), Hannah DePietro (OH), Stacy Williams (OR), Jenna,Kirstie (UK)

ALSO:
Photo Tour: Brian Morganti (Bernville,PA; KB3HOA)

DATE DAY START END MILES REMARKS
21-22 May 2009 Thursday-Friday Bolingbrook IL (fly) PROLOGUE #1
23 May 3009 Saturday Oklahoma City OK Hays KS ___ DAY #1: Off to Kansas (Positioning Day)
24 May 2009 Sunday Hays KS Ft. Morgan CO ___ DAY #2: Potty Animals
25 May 2009 Monday Ft. Morgan CO Abilene TX ___ DAY #3: Southward
26 May 2009 Tuesday Abilene TX Shamrock TX ___ DAY #4: Across the “Bridge of Doom”
27 May 2009 Wednesday Shamrock TX Del Rio TX ___ DAY #5: Road to (Del) Rio
28 May 2009 Thursday Del Rio TX Junction TX ___ DAY #6 Border & Bubbles Day
29 May 2009 Friday Junction TX Chickasaw OK ___ DAY #7: Ascending Mount Scott
30 May 2009 Saturday Chickasaw OK Bolingbrook IL ___ The Long Road Home
31 May 2009 Sunday Bolingbrook IL EPILOGUE

CHASE #2: Weekend Chase Opportunity – 2 days – 1132 (est.) chase miles, solo
DATE DAY START END MILES REMARKS
06 June 2009 Saturday Bolingbrook IL Beatrice NE 588 Late lightning show. Hail to 2 in. size nearby.
07 June 2009 Sunday Beatrice NE Bolingbrook IL 544 I woke in the midst of a MOD RISK blob, but had to return for work the next day. Another 2 hours of time in Iowa could have put me on tornadic storms there. Darn!

1-DAY CHASES/SPOTTING: Short trips, when the stormy weather is closeto home
CHASE #3: Weekday Chase Opportunity – 1 day – ____ (est.) chase miles, solo
DATE DAY START END MILES REMARKS
19 June 2009 Friday Bolingbrook IL _________ __ ___ (RT) A day off work to chase solo in/near Illinois on a MOD RISK day. Nice!


COLOR CODE
Plan was to not chase GRAY
Planned Chase Day (future) YELLOW
Available to chase; no weather (“blue-skied”) BLUE
Chase Day (have partner and stormy weather) LIGHT GREEN
Solo Chase Day (Weather stormy, no partner) DARK GREEN
Weather Stormy, but not available for chasing PURPLE
BUST DAY – no tornadoes where we looked! ORANGE
Training Day WHITE

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