While we’ve focused some production energy over the past few years (most notably with our Wild Weather production!) — we haven’t really told the stories behind a lot of the chases we’ve done over the past few years.
We do love creating educational videos — but we’re super passionate about every storm we see. Those of you who have followed us for a long time know that while we have tornado in our name, we are just as excited by the storms that don’t come close to producing tornadoes.
Structure, lightning, and hail are all things we simply love — much less the time spent on the open road enjoying good conversation and the locales we frequent. As a storm chaser, you grow fond of the little hamlets in middle America and we’re no different.
With that said, over the winter we’ll be distributing our Lost Chases Collection — basically small stories of the days we’ve chased over the past few years that we haven’t really highlighted yet. Some will have tornadoes, some won’t. But what they all have are the incredible storms of the traditional tornado alley.
This collection has a bunch of days that, for one reason or another, didn’t result in tornadoes but all were pretty cool in their own right during the chase sequence in April of 2016. Check it out!
April 11, 2016 – North Texas HP Supercell
April 15, 2016 – Texas Panhandle Cap Bust
April 16, 2016 – Texas Panhandle Supercell
April 19, 2016 – SW OK Grunge and Lightning
April 26, 2016 – Central Oklahoma PDS Squall Line
(*note: the dates are mislabeled as 2020 in the video)
When the hail pored down it looked like snow lol
Was is it about shelf clouds that hamper tornados? Does it cut off the warm inflow or something
How not to chase tornadoes? Heh just chase in 2020
Something to add to this (or maybe this doesn't happen to you) when you are on the right storm but you can't get in a good position because of the road network. Sometimes there are rivers you have to plan around because of the limited bridges crossing them. Sometimes roads just end or they get muddy and it becomes difficult to keep up with the storm.
May 23 was this close to producing the storm of the year in a slight risk… tornado watch covered a section of a general tstm risk. Then it 2020’d lol