Monthly Archives: May 2018

WKU Storm Chase- Day 9

A change in the forecast for today ended up resulting in a change of plans. Yesterday we traveled north to South Dakota to get into place for today’s severe weather threat. However, later model runs yesterday evening and into this morning … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase- Day 8

Today was a day in which options had to be weighed during the morning’s forecast discussion. Storms were expected to take place across the Wyoming region and even slightly to the east and then drift to the north-northeast. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase – Day 7

With the first week in the rear view mirror, the start of the new work week presented a dilemma for the storm chase team. The previous day, we decided to spend the night in Limon, Colorado in order to be … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 6 and First Week Highlights

After the first bust of the storm chase on Saturday, Sunday would prove to be another travel day rather than a chase day. While there were marginal severe weather chances across far southern Texas as well as much of Missouri, … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 5

We woke up this morning in Garden City, Kansas to what seemed like the best chasing opportunity of the trip thus far. We had to get a move on as we had a decent distance to cover so we had … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase – Day 4

After meeting for a FD at a local coffee shop in Ogallala, NE, the team decided to head south towards Lamar, CO given the set-up for the day. Initiation was expected to develop along the armpit of the lee-low that … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase – Day 3

After spending the previous day travelling north to get in place for the next weather set up, we woke up in Castle Rock, Colorado, which is just south of Denver. The forecast for this day would prove to be fairly … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase- Day 2

We woke up in Amarillo, TX, to a slightly difficult decision. We could track south to Lubbock, TX, and possibly see some storms or we could track north toward Colorado to set up for the next day. After some deliberation, … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase – Day 1

After a long day of travel out to Hays, Kansas, Tuesday was our first real opportunity for chasing storms. After looking a the data the night before, it was clear that the only real opportunity to see storms would be … Continue reading

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