June Storms

Went storm chasing yesterday. Saw one confirmed tornado, and one possible one. Head over to the ‘Storm Chase’ section of the website to read my chase log, or just click on the picture below.

By Brian June 23, 2016 Off

Storm Chase of June 22, 2016

I had been watching this day for about a week, ever since I saw northwest flow setting up over Illinois in the forecast models. Northwest flow gives us a lot of our severe weather. So, the day of the event, I had work during the morning. After I got off work, I stopped by my…

By Brian June 22, 2016 Off

Storm Chase of May 28, 2016

This was one of the storm chases where I should have just sat in my apartment all day and let the storms come to me. It was a very marginal day, there was a bit of instability, but not much wind shear. Also, the cloud bases were pretty high up as well; which is not…

By Brian May 28, 2016 Off

What’s new

Not a damn thing, really. I would like to start forecasting for Peoria on a daily basis. I have been working on a page for that, but it is a work in progress.  I did go on my first storm chase of the year back on March 15th. I saw a few wall clouds, and…

By Brian April 6, 2016 Off

Storm Chase of March 15th, 2016

This was my first storm chase of 2016. I had been watching this event since the week before, and I thought it looked like a pretty good set up. Unlike my last two storm chases in 2015, there was an abundance of instability, as well as a lot of wind shear. The main concerns of…

By Brian March 15, 2016 Off

Storm Chase of December 23, 2015

December 23rd was another one of those days where I do just about everything right, but mother nature doesn’t cooperate. I had been watching this event since about before it happened. I recognized that the areas to the south were more likely to get tornadoes, but there was also a chance for some in western…

By Brian December 23, 2015 Off

2015 in Review

The 2015 had a lot of ups and downs for me. But I think the positives of this year definitely outweigh the negatives. I started this year off as a senior meteorology major at Northern Illinois University. I was also the President of NIU’s chapter of the American Meteorological Society. I went on my first…

By Brian December 17, 2015 Off

Storm Chase of 11 November, 2015

November storm chases are always interesting. This was the third time that I’ve gone chasing in November, last time being the day of the Washington, IL tornado. Of course, that day was on my mind as I forecasted this event, though it didn’t look like it would be anywhere near as bad as the Washington…

By Brian November 11, 2015 Off