The Most Photogenic Day of My Chase Season?

Some days, like June 10, 2023, you don’t leave the house expecting much — but the atmosphere seems set to reward you for even trying. This was a day that was literally the day before the day. I chased June 10 because I literally ‘had the time’ before I was set to take guests on…

Sometimes You Just Need a Storm For Beauty on the High Plains

Give me a moment to wax poetic, but I really enjoy a good High Plains storm — and a good desert storm. Really, just a storm. June was coming and I was ready to hit the road again across the Southern High Plains. There was a reasonable shot at some supercells across portions of the…

A Lon(ely) Supercell And Tornado in Central New Mexico

Just a few days before this chase day, I thought I was done for awhile. Mother nature had other plans, and it was all set to happen close to home. On May 31, 2023, I woke up realizing very clearly it was another chase day in New Mexico. Everything pointed towards this being the case.

A New Mexico Supercell That Wanted to Hide Its Secrets

We took this day all the way to the House (New Mexico) with a beautiful evening and then blue hour storm. ———————– SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE NEWSLETTER: https://www.tornadotitans.com/ VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND STORM CHASING NEWS: https://www.tornadotitans.com ———————– I wasn’t expecting much on this day (May 27, 2023), but we chased…

New Mexico’s Year: This ‘Down’ Day Resulted in a Mean Supercell!

This is the year that, no matter what, it seemed like setups in New Mexico just did amazing things....

The year’s most intense supercell? In NEW MEXICO?!

I did not, under any circumstances, think May 24, 2023 would present one of the most powerful supercells I’ve ever seen. I’m still dissecting this storm with fellow chasers to think through how it could’ve intensified to such a powerful cell. At one point, at 5 miles south and east of the parent updraft I…

This Storm Was Truly Breathtaking to Photograph

Our target for this day was Amarillo, Texas. The environment was indeed pretty souped-up, which is typical of mid-May. At the beginning of the day (May 18, 2023) — lots of storms went up at once just east of a surface trough. This was discouraging at first because I honestly feared that we wouldn’t get…

Supercells of All Shapes and Sizes Over the Plains!

May is typically considered the ‘peak’ of tornado season on the Plains. We call this time period Prime Time on the Plains. I like this name because, quite honestly, it’s when storms just seem to overperform expectations. My forecast philosophy is to always think about ways things will work out in May vs. the obvious…

Trouble in Texas – Explosive Supercells, Tornado Warned, and the Austin Metro (May 5, 2023)

Not all storm chase days are equal and this day, well this day was something else. It was obvious we were going to have very explosive storm development in Central Texas, and they would almost certainly organize into supercells. This day started off how we expected but we knew, the day could not move into…

Texas Tornado Warned Supercells – Crowell to Paducah (May 4, 2023)

This was a day we were anticipating a lot because it looked like we had a classic May tornado day set to happen across Western North Texas. All we needed were supercells, and supercells are exactly what we got. And exactly all we got. This was an eventful chase with several different supercells and I…