Storm Chaser Reports

Gilbert's note: The following are reports from chasers who eyewitnessed a severe weather event first-hand. The opinions stated in these documents are their own, and comments should be directed to the author.

Why should chasers turn in a report for this page? Read this response from DeWayne Mitchell:

Personally, we at NSSL who are involved in algorithm work can use these to compliment/supplement other reports for algorithm evaluation...so reliable reports from reliable chasers who are known to keep meticulous (sp?) logs are great resources.

Got it? If you've got a detailed chase report, please send it in to me! And P.S. as others have noted...try to include what roads you took (names/routes) to get to the storm, and to follow it. Thanks! ...Gilbert...


Last Addition(s): March 10, 1999


1999 Season


1998 Season


1998 Summary by Chuck Doswell

10/4/98 OK Chase By Matt Engelbrecht

9/30/98 IL Chase By John Farley

6/28/98 IL Chase By John Farley

6/13/98 OK Chase By Matt Engelbrecht


Special Section: 5/30/98 Spencer, SD Tornado


Chuck Doswells' Spencer Tornado Page

Martin Lisius' Spencer Tornado Page

Bill Reids' Spencer Tornado Page

SPCs' Spencer Tornado Page


5/12/98 IL Chase By John Farley

5/1/98 IL Chase By John Farley

4/22/98 FL Chase by Steve Sponsler

4/16/98 OH Chase by Chris Taylor

4/15/98 IL Chase by Stephen Jascourt

4/15/98 IL Chase by Gilbert Sebenste

4/15/98 IL Chase by Mark Rhein

4/15/98 IL Chase by Don Lloyd

4/15/98 IL Chase by John Farley

4/14/98 KS Chase by Mike Umscheid And Jon Smith

4/13/98 CA Chase by Jeff Wear

4/13/98 IL Chase by John Farley

4/7/98 IL Chase by John Farley

4/7/98 IL Chase by Jerry Funfsinn

4/7/98 IL Chase by Don Lloyd

4/7/98 IL Chase by Scott Olthoff

3/29/98 IA Chase by Stephen Jascourt

3/29/98 IA Chase by Don Lloyd

3/29/98 IA Chase by Mike Umscheid And Jay Antle

3/28/98 KS Chase by John Farley

3/28/98 CA Chase by Jeff Wear

3/27/98 KS Chase by Mike Umscheid

2/26/98 TX Chase by Steve Miller

2/26/98 KS Chase by John Moser

2/25/98 KS Chase by Mike Umscheid

2/22/98 FL Chase by Jim Leonard

2/21/98 Israel (you read that right) Chase by David Shohami

2/2/98 FL Chase by Stephen Hodanish

2/2/98 FL Chase by Jim Leonard


1997 Season


1997 Chase Summary by Shane Adams

1997 chases/weather setups from Stormtrack Online

1997 Chase Summary by Chuck Doswell

1997 Chase Summary by David Hoadley


10/31/97 WA Chase by Dave Steckler

10/31/97 FL Chase by Amos Magliocco

10/31/97 FL Chase by Steve Sponsler

10/25/97 TX Chase by Sam Barricklow

10/17-18/97 Israel Chase by David Shohami

10/11/97 CO Chase by ASP

10/11/97 KS Chase by Dean Cosgrove

10/11/97 Australia Chase by Paul Yole

10/11/97 KS Chase by John Moser

10/8/97 OK Chase by Bill Reid

10/8/97 KS Chase by John Moser

10/8/97 KS Chase by Jim Duncan

8/23/97 MN Chase by Don Lloyd

8/17/97 TX Chase by Michael Cohen

8/16/97 IL Chase by Doug Sefried

8/16/97 IA Chase by Paul Vincent Craven

8/16/97 NE Chase by John Moser

8/14/97 IA Chase by Gilbert Sebenste

8/5/97 SC Chase by Powell Way

8/3/97 WI Chase by Don Lloyd

8/3/97 IL Chase by Doug Sefried

7/27/97 IL Chase by John Farley

7/18/97 WI Chase by Jeremy Charles

7/15/97 TX Chase by Greg Martin

7/15/97 WI Chase by Don LLoyd

7/1/97 IA Chase by John Moser

7/1/97 IA/MN Chase by Don Lloyd

6/11-12/97 KS Chase by Randal Horobik

6/11/97 Wheeler, TX Chase by Greg Stumpf

6/11/97 KS Chase by Mike Umscheid

6/11/97 TX Chase by Shane Adams

6/11/97 TX Chase by Rob Slattery, NWSFO Amarillo, TX

6/6/97 CO Chase by Verne Carlson

6/6/97 CO Chase(?) by Al Pietrycha

6/2/97 CO Chase by Matt Sellers

6/1/97 SC Chase by Powell Way

5/29/97-6/6/97 Chases by Bill Reid

5/29/97 OK Chase by Shane Adams

5/29/97 SC Chase by Mark Plate

5/29/97 KS Chase by Fritz Kruse

5/28/97 TX Chase by Brian & Nancy Morganti

5/27/97 TX Chase By Bruce Haynie

5/27/97 TX Chase By Robert And Dene Brock

5/27/97 Jarrell, TX Chase By Lon Curtis (Gilbert's note...A MUST READ FOR CHASERS!!!)

5/27/97 TX chase by Craig Green

5/26/97 OK chase by Roger Edwards

5/26/97 KS/OK chase by Brian & Nancy Morganti

5/25/97 TX Chase By Robert And Dene Brock

5/25/97 OK chase by John Farley

5/25/97 OK/TX chase by Earl Doughty

5/25/97 KS/OK chase by Martin Lisius

5/25/97 KS chase by Marty Feely

5/25/97 TX/OK chase by Lon Curtis

5/25/97 OK chase by Roger Edwards

5/24-27/97 chases by John Moser

5/23-28/97 chases by Bill Reid

5/23/97 TX chase by Brian & Nancy Morganti

5/18/97 TX/OK chase by Marty Feely

5/18/97 IA chase by Ryan Williams

5/18/97 IA chase by Gilbert Sebenste

5/18/97 MO chase by Jim Duncan

5/18/97 MO chase by John Moser

5/17-26/97 chases by Scott Woelm

5/16-17/97 chases by John Moser

5/16/97 England chase by Paul Knightley

5/10/97 England chase by Paul Knightley

5/7/97 TX chase by Jack Beven

5/7/97 TX chase by Mike Umscheid

5/7/97 TX chase by Mark Herndon

5/7/97 TX chase by Kevin Scharfenburg

5/7/97 TX chase by Robert A. Prentice

5/7/97 TX chase by Roger Edwards And Paul Sirvatka With Students

5/1/97 TX chase by Martin Lisius

4/30/97 IL chase by John Farley

4/30/97 IL chase by Gilbert Sebenste

4/29/97 KS chase by Al Pietrycha

4/29/97 KS chase by Randal Horobik

4/24/97-4/27/97 "I Had A Dream" chase by Bill Reid

4/20/97-4/24/97 chases by Don Lloyd

4/10/97 TX Panhandle chase by Gene Moore

4/23/97 FL chase by Craig Setzer

4/20/97 TX Chase By Lon Curtis

4/10/97 TX Panhandle Chase By Tim Doggett

4/10/97 TX Panhandle Chase By Dean Cosgrove

4/7/97 Jerusalem, Israel chase by David Shohami

4/5/97 IL Chase By John Rogers

4/4/97 TX Chase By Jason Jordan

4/4/97 OK Chase By Don Lloyd

3/30/97 GA/FL Chase by Eric Gross

3/27/97 OK Chase By Kevin Scharfenberg

3/24/97 Kansas City Chase By Jim Duncan

3/24/97 Kansas Chase By John Moser

3/24/97 Kansas Chase By Mike Umscheid

3/23/97 Australia Chase By Michael Thompson

3/5/97 Chase By John Rogers


1996 Season


12/23/96 Evansville, IL Chase By John Farley

12/12/96 Modesto, CA Chase By Jeff Wear

11/16/96 Oklahoma Chase By Craig Green

11/16/96 Oklahoma Chase By Greg Stumpf

10/30/96 California Chase By William Reid

10/29/96 Illinois Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

9/20/96 TX Night Chase By Jason Jordan

9/18/96 KS Chase By Gene Moore

9/18/96 OK Panhandle Chase By Jon Davies

8/29/96 CO Chase By Matt Sellers

8/11/96 TX Panhandle Chase By Steven Wolff

8/11/96 TX/OK Chase By Amos Magliocco

8/1-2/96 CO/KS Chases By Mark Herndon

7/29/96 Maquoketa, Iowa Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

7/29/96 Iowa Chase By Paul Vincent Craven

7/26/96 Florida "Chase" By Eric Gross

7/21/96 Colby, KS Chase W/Photos By Martin Lisius

7/21/96 Colby, KS--7/23/96 1996 Limon, CO Chase By Martin Lisius

7/18/96 Wisconsin Chase By Bernie Kopp

7/18/96 Wisconsin Chase By Kyle Howard

7/10/96 Colorado Landspout Chase By Craig Setzer

6/21-24/96 Chases By Bill Reid

6/23/96 Iowa Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

6/20/96 Nebraska Chase By Matt Powers

6/6/96 DeKalb, IL Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

6/5/96 Kansas City Chase By Mike Umscheid

6/5/96 Florida Chase By Stephen Sponsler

5/31/96 Rolla, KS Chase By Craig Setzer

5/27/96 Illinois Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

5/26/96 Chase BUST By Gilbert Sebenste

5/26/96 Chase By John Monteverdi

5/25/96 Friona, TX Chase By Sam Barricklow

5/25/96 Friona, TX Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

5/24/96 TX Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

5/23/96 Last Chance, CO Chase By Bill Reid

5/22/96 NE Chase By Bill Reid And Friends

5/12-14/96 Chase BUST By Bill Reid

5/9/96 Chase By Bill Reid

4/19/96 Springfield, IL Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

4/19/96 Springfield, IL Chase By Roger Edwards

4/18/96 Chase By Doug Sefried

4/13/96 Chase By Sam Barricklow

4/12/96 Chase By Brian Curran

Charles Edwards Latest Chases

3/30/96 Florida Chase By Stephen Hodanish


1995 Season


7/23/95 Claude, TX Chase By Todd Lindley

7/23/95 Texas Chase By Bary Nusz

7/19/95 Iowa Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

1995 Chase Summary by Bruce Haynie

7/5/95 Iowa Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

6/30/95 Atlanta, GA Chase By Matt Crowther

6/22/95 Colorado Springs Chase By Craig Setzer

6/22/95 Falcon, CO Chase By Greg Stumpf

Season Chase Summary By Rich Thompson, SELS/SPC

6/8/95 Pampa, TX Chase By Martin Lisius

6/8/95 TX/OK Chase By Greg Stumpf

6/5-9/95 TX/OK Chases By William Reid

6/3/95 Adams County, CO Chase By Verne Carlson

6/3/95 Childress, TX Chase By William Reid

6/2/95 Nara Vista, TX Chase By William Reid

5/31/95-6/2/95 Chases By Dan Padavona

5/20-29/95 Chases By William Reid

5/27/95 Missouri Chase By Chris Novy

5/16/95 Kansas Chase By William Reid

5/13/95 Kansas Chase By Charles Edwards

5/13/95 Southeast IA/Central IL Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

5/12/95 Kansas I-70 Chase By William Reid

5/9/95 Morrison, IL Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

4/19/95 Chase By Bruce Haynie

4/17/95 Chase By Steve Nelson

4/17/95 Chase By Arthur Witt

3/25/95 TX Chase By Greg Stumpf


1994 Season


5/29/94 Chase By Greg Stumpf

8/20/94 Rockford, IL Chase By Gilbert Sebenste

5/25/94 Northfield, TX Chase By Gilbert Sebenste


1993 Season


7/21/93 Last Chance Chase by William Reid

7/21/93 Last Chance Chase by William Reid (WordPerfect 6.0 Version)

6/6-8/93 SD Chase by Robert Prentice


1993 Season


5/7/71 Chase by Keith Atkins


Chasers With Report Pages


April 19 Severe Weather Outbreak/UIUC

Jason Jordan's Chases

1996 Chase Summary By Chuck Doswell

1995 Chase Summary By Chuck Doswell

1995 Chase Summary by Robert Prentice

5/13/95 Southeast IA/Central IL Chase By Stephen Jascourt


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