Tuesday, February 21, 2012

41 Years Ago...

A significant tornado outbreak occurred in the Mississippi Delta 41 years ago today. There were nine tornadoes in the MS Delta, including a F-5, two F-4's, and one F-3. Unfortunately, 110 people died in MS alone. 123 people total during the outbreak (11 Louisiana, 2 in North Carolina). From a chasing standpoint, the Delta is very similar to the Great Plains. It's actually probably my favorite place to chase. If I was alive, I would have gone after this event for sure. I'll leave several links below about this historic tornado outbreak... Enjoy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Dangers of Chasing

Here is a great essay by Chuck Doswell on the dangers of chasing, specifically with tornado chasing. I agree with this 100%. When it comes to hurricane chasing, driving would still be the #1 danger in my eyes without a doubt. Obviously, lightning is a very minimal risk with hurricanes, but storm surge is NOTHING to mess with. It will destroy everything in its path and will kill you quick!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Invest 90L

We have an invest (90L) on Super Bowl Sunday! While rare, this does happens from time to time. On Groundhog Day 1952, a tropical storm struck South Florida, as the NWS in Miami recorded a wind gust of 68mph. I'll leave some links below about this rare tropical storm...