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WKU Storm Chase Day 11

It was another early start for the WKU storm chasers as we planned to drive from Salina, KS to Texas. Our target for the day was Gainesville, TX, which is north of Dallas. It was a 6 hour drive, and … Continue reading

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Storm Chase Day 10

Today was one for the books for sure. We woke up in North Platte, Nebraska after a full and exciting day from Day 9. The enhanced risk from yesterday had centralized into a moderate risk for today located over the … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 9

It was another long but eventful day as our team woke up in northeastern Colorado in the town of Sterling, CO. Once again, the visibility within the Front Range of the Rockies was absolutely spectacular and the setup and ingredients … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 8

It was a long day of chasing today as our team ventured north into eastern Colorado in hopes of seeing storms with better visibility. The smoke coming from the wildfires in Mexico had been impeding our vision, and the storm … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 7

Another day of storm chase in the books. This day was quite tricky, however, we managed to make the best of it. The Set-Up Our day, once again, started out in Amarillo, Texas. The surface observations were showing a stationary … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 6

Our morning began with a forecast discussion in Shamrock, TX. We knew that our travel distance wouldn’t be as long, so we were able to have a relaxed morning. Atmospheric Setup When we went to bed on Thursday night the … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 5

We started our Thursday morning by packing up and leaving Claremore, OK at 8 AM. We also parted ways with David Oliver ( Director of Environmental Health and Safety at WKU) and Dr. Tim Caboni (WKU President). Over the course … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 4

The WKU Storm Chasers started their fourth involved chase day in the city of Manhattan Kansas. The SPC Day 1 Convective Outlook had a moderate risk area stretching from northern Oklahoma up into central Missouri and parts of south east … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase Day 3

Day 3 was another intense chasing day for the WKU storm chasers. The SPC Day 1 Convective Outlook highlighted much of Missouri and the northern half of Arkansas with an enhanced risk while much of Kansas remained under a slight … Continue reading

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WKU Stormchase Day 2

Yesterday was a crazy day for the WKU Storm Chase Team! The threat for an intense severe weather outbreak was predicted well in advance, with an emphasis on the potential for large hail, damaging winds, and strong tornadoes. The Storm … Continue reading

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