Storm Chasing Chasecation 2016

This entry is overdue, and I am still going through all of the footage from May 23 – May 25, but I will get there, with time. Individual chase logs will be posted at a later date(s)! Well, where do I even start? These were amazing days of chasing the plains. I was out there with my good friend Cort Scholten, who has wanted to chase with me for years, but we never could pull it off before. This year, we made it work, and headed out to the plains in search of severe storms, and tornadoes. The drive was long, and tiring, coming all the way from Michigan, but it was worth it. The first day, we targeted the Texas panhandle region. It was a dryline setup, which meant big, beefy storms that would barely move, and drop lots of rain and hail, perhaps a few tornadoes. Although we missed the tornadoes on this day, we saw some pretty amazing stuff, including some great lightning strikes, heavy rainfall, high … Read More…

Remembering Andy Gabrielson

Today we remember one of the best storm chasers to ever live. Andy Gabrielson. On February 4, 2012, we lost Andy to a drunk driver who was traveling the wrong way on the highway. This drunk driver hit Andy’s SUV, killing him in the accident. Andy is best remembered for his uncanny ability to always seem to “be there” for what seemed to be every tornado. There could only be one tornado in the whole chase day, and he would find it. Finding tornadoes was Andy’s business, and his storm chasing company name Find The Tornado fit extremely well. We will never forget Andy. His talent and abilities out in the field were something special. From those who knew him personally, they say he was a funny guy, a caring and loving family man, and always hungry for more tornadoes. He is an inspiration to us all. I actually have his storm chasing DVDs. I watched them just last week. Some amazing, amazing stuff. Andy was one of a kind. … Read More…