2018 Storm Chase Videos
June 22, 2018 Storm Chase | NW OK Supercells and Derecho
This was the ceremonial end to the 2018 storm chase season. Emphatically it was finally over, with few really great highlights in what was one of the quietest/least productive chase seasons of the past two decades. Still, this day promised the possibility to grab a tornado intercept at the end of the season, with supercells…
May 29, 2018 Storm Chase | Incredible Southern Plains Supercell and brief Tornado!
This day was one of the few highlights of the 2018 chase season. An outflow boundary was draped across NC OK on this day but we broke our #1 rule (never ignore boundaries in May) and decided to chase the dryline. This ended up being the right move with a supercell with incredible structure and…
May 28, 2018 Storm Chase | Beautiful LP Supercell and then Tornado in the TX/OK Panhandles!
This is a day that initially felt like it was just ok. But as time has separated us from the actual day, this storm chase feels more and more like a really good day with some incredible structure early before we ended up with a brief tornado in the Oklahoma panhandle at sunset near Hardesty….
May 25, 2018 Storm Chase | LP Supercell followed by quick MCS generation!
Admittedly the title to this video is not fully quite what I would deem as something that makes sense. But the dryline went in the later afternoon with a pretty LP supercell over the Texas panhandle. This storm looked puny on radar but was generated some pretty large hail. We tried to stay with the…
May 18, 2018 Storm Chase | High Based Supercells in the Texas Panhandle
On this day we kept tabs on a few supercells over the Texas panhandle. Initially there was a tornado warning issued but the bases were just too high. However, as storms matured into the evening, the structure really improved into sunset. Also shoutout to the red light one lane construction north of Miami, Texas on…
May 14, 2018 Storm Chase | The Missed Opportunity
This is a sad story of storm chasing (don’t let the video lie to you). While a supercell along an outflow boundary fired and produced a tornado in southern Kansas — we were in NW OK covering weather for TV. This was an unfortunate scenario because it meant we missed the first real tornado event…
May 13, 2018 Storm Chase | Beautiful flying saucer near Childress, Texas
This was a solid day that required some thought in getting to the right location for a photogenic cell. While it seemed the best tornado risk of the day was pointed further north per morning models, obs and experience said be a bit further south for more isolated storm modes and perhaps a chance at…
May 2, 2018 Storm Chase | Big risk day goes kaput in Western OK
This was a day where the risk was higher end, with anticipated supercells and tornadoes. While both did happen, it was as part of a linear complex towards evening as shear improved, especially in the low levels.
May 1, 2018 Storm Chase | LP cells along the Kansas-Oklahoma border
This was a more classic looking day as opposed to the day before, as moisture was somewhat higher and the shear was better overall. However, the problem we were dealing with on this day was the fact the cap was quite strong, especially as you got towards the KS/OK border. With Sanner’s chase range limited…
April 30, 2018 Storm Chase | LPs in the Texas Panhandle
It seemed that, finally there was a glimmer of hope when it came to chasing. A dryline was to set up in the Texas panhandle with the odds of getting storms not being anywhere near zero — so we decided to give it a shot despite the lower end of the scale the risk resided…
April 17, 2019 Storm Chase | The Rhea Wildfire Burns Intensely on Day Six
The sixth day of the Rhea wildfire featured a fire setup that was described as ‘extremely critical.’ Very strong winds, hot temperatures and dewpoints cratering meant that wildfire spread conditions were on the extreme side. This was a day that would feature a when, not if, of a major breakout of the Rhea wildfire.
April 16, 2018 Storm Chase | Rhea Wildfire
Several days after the fire initially started, the Rhea wildfire continued to burn in the Canadian river valley west of Oakwood and north of Thomas, OK.
April 12, 2018 Storm Chase | Massive Wildfire in Dewey County, OK
This was the day we saw 100,000 acres burn in a single day in NW Oklahoma. This remains one of the most intense extreme weather experiences we’ve ever had. With firenadoes and incredible wildfire behavior observed, we certainly were overhwelmed with this day in retrospect.
Unpacking Sanner’s camera bag and what about this bad pattern? | 4/2/18 | Vlog
The pattern was terrible at the beginning of April in 2018 so that allowed for us to record another vlog. Here’s Sanner talking about their camera gear as we moved into the early parts of the Spring doldrums (which sometimes does happen with a chase season). Let’s unpack the 2018 camera bag! The highlights of…
March 26, 2018 Storm Chase | “Super”cell on the Red River
This was a day where we had some higher hopes given the successful chase that had just occurred the day before down in Texas along the Red River. Unfortunately, our forecast wasn’t the best on this day and storms pretty much instantly lined out. The highlight of this day was the brief spurt of electricity…
March 25, 2018 Storm Chase | Taking in some pretty supercell structure on the Red River!
The 2018 storm season started off with a promising beginning chase: a pretty photogenic supercell which formed along the Red River and tracked generally easterly. This cell even threatened to produce a tornado for a brief time and ended the day with a beautiful structure display as the sun lowered on the horizon!
March 17, 2018 Storm Chase | Central Texas Supercell Chase
This storm chase day in Central Texas was one where we kinda took a long shot chance at getting a good start on the season. This storm ended up looking pretty good for a brief time with some pretty hot lightning. It was a solid start to the 2018 storm chasing festivities for sure!
February 20-21, 2018 Storm Chase | Ice in Central Oklahoma!
Ice is never really that fun. Drivers can’t drive on it. Powerlines don’t stand up to it. Trees break in bunches. But yet here we were, filming an ice storm in central Oklahoma.
February 19, 2018 Storm Chase | Super Dangerous Rain Showers….Yeah
Sometimes a chase opportunity presents itself before March and you are willing to set the standards really low simply to enjoy a taste of Spring. This day even managed to disappoint with those lower standards in play.
April 6, 2018 Storm Chase | Severe Storm along the Red River
This was another very marginal day in the early part of the storm season. In reality this was the dreaded ‘equipment test’ day. In lieu of having anything to actually shoot, I headed out to SC OK to shoot storms that were forming along the red river. We actually got to film some severe storms…