|This section is for storm chases done in the central / Midwestern United States during the year of 2018. This includes all storm chasing activities (including any major chase "expeditions") during the year of 2018 in the central USA (aka "Tornado Alley"). For 2018, all chases in the central USA will be logged in this section, with many of the chases being possible "spot" chases / major severe weather "setups" chased. Here you should find many pictures of lightning, tornadoes, hail, strong winds, along with many severe thunderstorm elements. Keep in mind that this chase log is scientific evidence and portrays my on-going storm chasing research. It has been placed on this page for easy reference and meteorological interests. Please do not plagiarize or copy this document to other sites for distribution.
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STORM CHASING - CENTRAL UNITED STATES - 2018 CHASE LOG
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- ABOUT - ABOUT THIS CHASE LOG
- VIDEO - VIDEO SECTION FOR THIS CHASE LOG
- OTHER - OTHER CHASES IN 2018 IN THE MIDWEST
ABOUT THIS CHASE LOG FOR THE MIDWEST
This is a chase log for any chases during 2018 in the Midwest and Central United States that were conducted as "spot" chases as well as any dedicated chase trip. Each chase section within this area will have its own details and such for that particular chase. This area was set up in the spring of 2018 and is for any chase that was conducted in the US Plains and Midwest. Equipment use in such chases range from cell phone to HAM radio communications, digital / still cameras, video (SD) and high-definition (HD) camcorders, and data logging / GPS via laptop computer. Storm chasing involved driving in harsh conditions and / or for long periods of time.
All chases and observations are in chronological order and a chase number is assigned to each entry. Please bear in mind that all observations adhere to modern storm analysis standards and do not include all storms that occurred in a given area for a particular chase period.
Any kind of storm such as a thunderstorm, tornado, waterspout, tropical cyclone, and extratropical storm can be chased or observed. I have tried to keep this log of any storms that I have observed as accurate as possible, while using terms and expressions to abide by those used by most meteorologists and storm spotters today.
Storm chasing and observation can be extremely dangerous and may result in serious injury or death. I have received intermediate and advanced training for storm spotting in 1996. I strongly urge anyone who is to try their hand at storm spotting to get training before doing so. You must also have a good understanding of meteorology and storm dynamics. "If you don't know what you're doing, Don't do it!" Contact your local National Weather Service office for information on storm spotting and about training to become a Skywarn storm Spotter.
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OTHER CHASES IN 2018 IN THE MIDWEST
This section is for any other chases and / or storm pictures taken in the central United States / Midwestern areas during 2018. These include any chases or observations of storms that were local chases (or trips lasting a single day), but not part of a dedicated / longer chase trip. This area is also UNDER CONSTRUCTION, so please keep an eye on this page for future updates.
DETAILED CHASE LOG FOR THIS SECTION (OTHER CHASES)
1). Jan 1, 0:00 PM - This is a TEMPLATE.
This concludes the chase log for the central United States and Midwest for ANY OTHER chases in 2018 not part of a special section (especially those for single-day "spot" chase trips). The summary includes a total of TBD observations. Out of the observations, there were TBD severe thunderstorms and TBD strong thunderstorm. Out of the thunderstorms, TBD possible tornadoe were observed. The main chase vehicle conducting these chases was a 2016 Jeep Wrangler / TBD. This information was prepared exclusively for the National Weather service and the team of Skywarn storm spotters.
GALLERY FOR JAN 1 (OTHER CHASES)
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