CHASE
2003
DAILY
JOURNAL
DATE DAY START END MILES REMARKS
SEASONAL TRAINING:
To better appreciate the processes going on in storms and to stay safe, I take classroom training each year
19 Feb 2003
Wednesday
Bolingbrook
IL
Plainfield
IL

Basic Spotter Training
14 Mar 2003
Friday
Bolingbrook
IL
Elkhart
IN

(Training tomorrow)
15 Mar 2003
Saturday
Elkhart
IN
Bolingbrook
IL

IMO Advanced Spotter Training
15 April 2003
Tuesday
Bolingbrook
IL
Bolingbrook
IL
1.0
BARS/ARES Spotter Training
CHASE #1:

[Flag-USA]
[Flag-Peru]
[Flag-Netherlands]
[Flag-Brazil]

TEMPEST TOURS (commercial tour) 10 days - 4642(est.) chase miles, 12 people 
  1. Lead vehicle (8): LEAD: Bill Reid (Westlake Village, CA;KG6FWX),
    CO-LEAD: Blake Naftel (Kalamazoo, MI;KC8VPG); "Camilo" (Netherlands/Brazil),
    Kris (Netherlands), Amalia & Jaime (Peru), David (NC), Joe (Nashua, NH)
  2. Tail vehicle (4): LEAD: Keith Brown (Crandon, NJ; KC5DOJ)
    Lisa Beal (Bolingbrook, IL;KC9BST), Lisa M. (Chicago, IL), Laurie (Erie, PA).

  3. ALSO:
    Part-time lead vehicle: Martin Lisius [days 2-3,8] (Arlington,TX;KC5TQI
    )
    Sedan:
    ?() [days 1-2
    PT Cruiser: Kinney Adams (Milwaukee, WI;KB9QQM) and Bob Pejovich ()
    Mini-van (WI/SUPRCEL):
    [days 4-5] Scott Weberpal (Janesville, WI:KB9CBK?), Josh (CT) (and Meso Monkey!)
    Big Red Truck: Brian Morganti (Bernville,PA; KB3HOA)
26 Apr 2003
Saturday
Bolingbrook
IL



PROLOGUE #1
30 Apr 2003
Tuesday Bolingbrook IL    
PROLOGUE #2: Ready to Rumble!
01 May 2003
Wednesday Bolingbrook IL Oklahoma City OK
(fly)
TRAVEL: Getting there is half the fun
02 May 2003
Friday Oklahoma City
OK
Garden City
KS
540
DAY #1: A positioning day
03 May 2003
Saturday Garden City
KS
Altus
OK
320
DAY #2: To cap, or not 
04 May 2003
Sunday Altus
OK
Denton
TX
350
DAY #3: Hoping for a Texas twister
Kansas City and Girard, KS clobbered!
05 May 2003
Monday Denton
TX
Little Rock
AR
320
DAY #4: Can you say ArkLaTex?
Outbreak moves to Missouri and east
06 May 2003
Tuesday Little Rock
AR
Springfield
MO
667
DAY #5: To the Land of Aahs (Kansas)
07 May 2003
Wednesday Springfield
MO
Chanute
KS
177
DAY #6: Bungle in the Jungle
08 May 2003 
Thursday  Chanute
KS
Pittsburg
KS398
DAY #7: Two for the Price of One
09 May 2003
Friday Pittsburg
KS
Oklahoma City
OK
470
DAY #8: Another Promising Day
10 May 2003
Saturday Oklahoma City
OK
Macon
MO
700 est
DAY #9: Up Close and Personal
11 May 2003
Sunday Macon
MO
Oklahoma City
OK
700 est
DAY #10:The Long Drive Back
12 May 2003
Monday Oklahoma City
OK
Bolingbrook
IL
(fly)
Travel Day
13 May 2003
Tuesday Bolingbrook
IL



Epilogue
SPECIAL THANKS to Laurie for help with tracking our daily mileage.
IL/IN CHASES/SPOTTING:

30 May 2003
Friday
Bolingbrook
IL
-
-
-
What a day! Too bad I was still AT WORK during these local tornadic storms. Read the Chicago NWS offices' summary to see what happened!









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) GREEN
No-Partner Day (Weather stormy, no partner) RED
Weather Stormy, but not available for chasing PURPLE
BUST DAY - tornadoes where we looked!
ORANGE
Training Day
WHITE

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