WKU Storm Chase Recap: Day 1

Well, as many of you know, myself and contributor Jessica Dobson are currently in the plains to storm chase¬†with the WKU Storm Chase Class! We left May 15th, and will be out on the Great Plains (absolutely beautiful, by the way) for two weeks. I thought it would be cool and interesting to give¬†the readers […]

Montana’s Weather News of the Day

Well, Montana is a great state. First of all, I am an avid fly fisherman. Montana is essentially a fly fisherman’s paradise, making it extra awesome. However, the Big Sky Country is almost always awesome for its meteorology. The past couple of days, it has produced. While much of the country has been quiet, the […]

Opinion: The Definition of a Tornado Outbreak Needs Updating

What do you think of when you see posted in an article title, “There has been a tornado outbreak…”? Do you think of a set number of tornadoes, an idea of what a tornado outbreak is, supercells, a place in the world, etc? The list of things associated with tornado outbreaks can be expanded upon […]

Five Years Ago Today: Massachusetts Tornadoes

On this day five years ago, a severe weather event occurred in Massachusetts, and produced four tornadoes across a small area. These tornadoes occurred within a small proximity to Springfield, MA, with the strongest tornado taking a direct path across Springfield. Northeastern US severe weather events always fascinate me, but especially tornado events across that […]

Incredible Supercell Impacts Leoti, KS

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, […]

Recap: The May 10th Severe Weather Outbreak

In Kentucky, severe weather is fairly typical and expected in May. May is the peak time for severe weather across the US, and it is fairly typical for us to see some strong cold fronts and synoptic systems to roll through here and give us some severe weather. Recently, however, we have been seeing a […]

Hurricane Gonzalo Supercells

As mentioned in one of yesterday’s posts, Hurricane Gonzalo is beginning to bear down on Bermuda. According to the National Hurricane Center, Gonzalo’s maximum sustained wind speed is at 125 mph. This makes it a category 3 hurricane. One interesting thing was noted with some radar analysis of the storm. It appears Hurricane Gonzalo has […]

Iowa Tornado Activity

All the elements are present in Iowa for tornadoes today and they’re ongoing now. Photos, of course, already popping up on social media.   4:46pm CDT #SPC_MD 1285 concerning severe potential…watch possible, #wiwx #iawx #mnwx, http://t.co/EThZukacZJ pic.twitter.com/fJQoMsEsKR — NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) July 6, 2014 Kaboom! RT @mikecollignon: @JimCantore Cloud formation in north central Iowa this […]