You might have missed the twisters with all that rain.
When it comes to seeking tornadoes, it doesn’t take much to mess up a setup.
It was our 8th day in a row of chasing. Not an amazing one, but we managed.
…Including the “busts.”
For the first case study on outbreak sequences, we examine two weeks of nearly nonstop tornadoes. Twisters brought devastating results from the central and southern Plains eastward into the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes.
When thinking tornado chasing, it’s mainly the heart of the southern and central Plains that gets the most notice. But if those are the only places you visit, you’re missing out on a lot.
Although tornadoes in 2015 came mostly in peak season, there were plenty of visually impressive tornadoes across the calendar year.
This storm was an oddball. While it hit a place that sees tornadoes with regularity, the timing was kind of bizarre.
An over-performing day dropped numerous tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma. A reminder that tornado outbreaks just happen sometimes.
While much of the week was fairly tame, it was book ended by larger events. Looks like more tornadoes are ahead.
Now matter how you slice it, the first full week of May 2015 was a big one for tornadoes.
This outbreak had some issues, but it still ended up performing quite strongly. Several dozen tornadoes dropped across the southern and central Plains on May 9 with more further to the east on May 10.