Chase Summaries & Related Information

NOTE: Our old chase notes are SLOWLY being transcribed into blog format

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2009
1 weeks of 'tourist' chasing, then weekend chases around Chicago-land. Watch our 2009 blog for updates
2008
3 weeks of continuous chasing, using a new chase van. Accumulated some new hail dings! Watch our 2008 blog for updates
2007
A very long 10-day chase. Lisa did much of the 4,300 miles driving, covering 8 states: IL,IA,SD,ND,KS,OK,TX,CO. A new first: having a shear marker centered on our GPS position, waiting out 70+ mile-an-hour straigtline winds.
2006
2 tornadoes at Patricia, TX and another at Mertzton, TX in early May.
2005
Started a new job, so no vacation. Did some solo chases & local severe weather spotting for LOT
2004
Three weeks chasing with Bill Reid & Scott Weberpal. Saw 6 tornadoes in 2 hours at Limon, CO.
2003
What a treat to be in Tornado Alley during a historic tornado outbreak (380+ reported from May
4-10)! Saw tornadoes near Yates Center, KS , Oklahoma City (at night) and Joplin, MO.
2002
An early May barrage, including the Happy, TX F2 and Greensburg/Pratt, KS storms
2001
Added a dedicated chase vehicle, but few storms around Chicago. Late May chasing in OK/TX/KS
yields a night tornado near Perryton, OK and a near miss of the White Deer, TX tornado.
2000
New job, new town, no vacation.
1999
Stationed at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica (another adventure!). Find out more
at
Lisa Beal's home page
1998
A cancelled tour and a calm year for the most part (for Lisa, anyhow): one good storm at
Venango, NE and no partner for the Spencer, SD storm (though Lisa was nearby).
1997
A tour with OU meteorology grad, John Finch.
Lisa's first exposure to 'monster storms' of the Great Plains.
chasevan
Our primary chase vehicle, "OZBOUND", a 1998 Chevy Venture mini-van.
form
Forms to use for storm spotting and chasing
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Pictures from "under the thunder"
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Yearly details will be added as time permits.
 
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