Storm Chasing 2012 – The Best Chases

Today is December 31st, the last day of 2012. For some it was a good year, for others it was a bad year. For me, it was a mix of both. This year wasn’t friendly to all storm chasers. The nationwide drought situation played a huge role in the lack of storms in the United States. One thing we didn’t have a shortage of, was heat, and dry air. It was extremely difficult if you were a chaser to get footage of tornadoes this year. I mean certainly, many chasers did intercept tornadoes this year, but overall, it was a lackluster year. That’s great for the general public, but sucks for a storm chaser. This year I was able to do a proper US plains tour through tornado alley, thanks to my friend, and chase partner, Michael Phelps of stormscapelive.tv, my sponsor Mike Curtis of Farm Bureau Insurance, and all of my friends and fans who have donated to me over this past year. This tour took us everywhere from … Read More…

Light Snow Event 12/8/12

We had some light snow in areas of Michigan on December 8, 2012. This is only the second light snow event for the winter season so far. The first snow was back on November 25, 2012. After about 4 days of tracking a low pressure system on the computer models, I decided on a forecast of 1-3 inches of snow at best for my area, and areas nearby. My forecast definitely verified although I was skeptical. I ended up with 2.3 inches (final official average measurement result) and surrounding areas ranged between about an inch to 2 inches. South of I-96 had mostly rain or a rain/snow mix, and little to no snow accumulation. The precipitation began as snow here in Greenville, MI and stayed snow throughout the event. ( … Read More…