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2014-11-22 REPORTS: TX

Nov 25, 2014 - 1:14 AM - by Marcus Diaz
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Drove a very long ways for a long shot. Didn't pay off with a tornado or even a supercell, but still nice to get under a severe storms. We caught the storm rolling out of northern Mexico. It quickly gusted out very hard as soon as we arrived. The "whale's mouth" outflow feature was the best I've ever seen in my chasing life so far. We tried racing the winds back east to get some structure shots before it was too dark, but by then the storm had blew itself out. Nevertheless, an... [Read More]
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Post your 2014 chase stats here!

Nov 11, 2014 - 6:14 PM - by John Farley
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With the big Arctic outbreak overrunning the country, it looks like chasing may be pretty much done for 2014, so let's get started posting our chase stats for the year. (If the pattern changes and something does still happen before the end of the year, feel free to update your stats.)

I know 2014 wasn't a great chase year overall, but for me it turned out to be my best ever in terms of the number of tornadoes and tornado days. Now granted I don't chase nearly as many days or... [Read More]
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Severe Local Storms presentations now available

Nov 20, 2014 - 7:12 PM - by Skip Talbot
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The recorded presentations from the 27th annual Severe Local Storms conference are now available on the AMS website:

https://ams.confex.com/ams/27SLS/webprogram/27SLS.html

Lots of really interesting talks on the current understanding of how tornadoes tick. Great off season study material.
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Winter weather awareness 2014

Nov 09, 2014 - 2:11 PM - by Dan Robinson
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Since we are in the midst of a series of winter weather awareness weeks for various states and NWS CWAs this month, I wanted to announce a redesign and restructuring of the icyroadsafty.com web site into an online course format. Most of the content is the same, with some revisions - but it's now structured as an online course sequence. There are a few new articles and blog posts added over the past year or so as well, including some... [Read More]
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Fewer storm days but tornado-clustering a trend? Implications? Plausibility longterm?

Oct 16, 2014 - 9:04 PM - by Jason Harris
Thought people might have some thoughts and speculations of interest on this article.
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In the new study, published today in Science, Brooks and his colleagues tallied U.S. storms from 1954 to 2013, leaving out the small F0 twisters. Then they looked at the days on which those storms occurred. They found that the frequency of tornado days has
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