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EF 5 simulation

Jan 31, 2015 - 1:16 AM - by Austin Jones
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I just found this video, and I found it really amazing. Some very cool visualization of concepts here.
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Low Swirl Fluid

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:11 PM - by Caleb Routt
Can anyone exsplain what "low swirl flow" is? Im having a hard time grasping what he is talking about when a tornado passes over a diffrent surface roughness. He says that when you increase surface roughness the tornado looses angular momentum therefore pulling in low swirl fluid through cyclostrophic balance and changong the corner flow. This is some pretty complicated stuff: ... [Read More]
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Choosing camera (or rather lens) for this season's chase

Jan 30, 2015 - 6:57 AM - by ChristofferB
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I have been looking through a couple of my previous chase photos and videos and started to plan for what type of cameras to focus on for this year's chase. In my first couple of chases I was using a basic systematic Canon 450 camera with the standard lens. I was using my pocket camera for filming, which really wasn't optimal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XYTSU-Fb5o) but it was all I had.

On last year's... [Read More]
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Relocating for storm chasing

Jan 11, 2015 - 10:28 PM - by Dan Robinson
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How many of you have relocated, or considered relocating, with storm chasing being a major motivating factor?

I thought and planned for a move from my original home state of West Virginia starting around 2005, and finally did it exactly 5 years ago this week (January 9, 2010). My job is web development that I do from home, so I literally could go anywhere I wanted. Like most chasers do, I strongly considered several locations in the Great Plains: Tulsa, Enid, Pratt, Amarillo,... [Read More]
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Storm chaser ratings

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:32 PM - by calvinkaskey
"Magnitude" 1- lightning every 20-30 seconds and or 30-40 mph winds
2- every 10-20 seconds and or 41-50 mph winds and or hail up to 1/2 inch
3- every 5 -10 seconds and or 51-60 mph winds and or 1/2-3/4 inch
4- 2-5 seconds and or 61-70mph winds and or 3/4-1.25" or funnel cloud/tornado > 5 miles
5- 1-2 sec. and or 71-80 mph winds and or 1.25-1.75" or tornado/funnel cloud 2-5 miles
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