After the severe weather that impacted our region on Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service has now confirmed that two tornadoes struck south-central Kentucky early Wednesday morning. The first tornado struck in the western portion of Butler County south of Rochester at approximately 12:35 AM CST and was on the ground for around 2 minutes. The […]
Last evening, a small and unique supercell formed in central Indiana, just west of Indianapolis. This supercell formed in a fairly favorable environment for a supercell to develop and be sustained in. While upper level flow was generally fairly weak across the region, the wind shear in the lowest portions of the atmosphere was primed […]
While the majority of the US is in no-man’s-land in terms of weather, Montana has been producing some incredible storms. When I say incredible, I mean incredible. Because the ridge has been so prevalent across the central and eastern portions of the US, Montana has been excellently placed within southwesterly mid and upper level flow. This […]
Last evening across western Kansas, a monster supercell formed and slowly moved northward. This storm formed along a boundary interaction with the dryline to form this, and other, supercells. This was an absolute beast, and produced upwards of a dozen tornadoes as reported by some chasers on the storm. Because of its relative isolation, this […]
The past several days have been fairly active for severe weather across the Central Plains. The reason being is that for the first time all year, we have had favorable mid level and lower level synoptic flow across much of the Midwest, and we have had substantial moisture return across the Central Plains. On Saturday, […]
Last evening, there was a severe weather outbreak over the northern Great Plains of North America. This included North and South Dakota, Montana and Southern portions of Canada. This was in response to a very strong and dynamic low pressure system that rapidly intensified out of Montana and into southern Canada yesterday afternoon and evening. […]
Check out this immaculate video footage of a breathtaking supercell thunderstorm that occurred over Hanston, KS on Wednesday evening. This storm had quite an impressive structure, the best I’ve seen in quite some time. Thanks to Robert Sinner for uploading this great footage. Enjoy!
Blackhawk, SD Supercell Timelapse: Yesterday, just east of Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota, a beautiful, low-precipitation supercell thunderstorm developed. Luckily for us, Dan McKemy uploaded this amazing timelapse of the storm for our viewing pleasure. Look at that amazing structure and rotation. Impressive, indeed!
The Severe Local Storms conference is going on right now in Madison, WI. Over the next several days, research and work will be presented before peers of meteorologists and severe weather enthusiasts. We have gotten a glimpse at some of the work going on at the conference, and it is mesmerizing. Leigh Orf and several […]
I’m always on the lookout for new photographers to showcase on the blog. A majority of time these are either local folks or storm chasers. This time, I bring you a photographer from the Pacific Northwest. Blaine Franger has been producing some of the best nature photographs from the Pacific Northwest for quite some time. […]