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Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 Chase Season Recap

Pretty much every year when I say "I'm done", we end up with a late September or October event which gets me out one last time. So, lets try it again this time and see what happens. With low temps this week heading into the upper 20's and lower 30's I figured this was a good time so here goes.

Chases with tornadoes: 5 - May 8, May 11, June 18, August 23, August 24.
Chases with tornado warned storms but no tubes: 2 - June 14, June 16
Chases with severe warned storms: 4 - April 27, June 21, July 7, September 3
Chases with storms but no warnings: 4 - May 31, June 11, August 18, August 31

Of the non warmed storm days, 3 were "back yarders" as I like to call them. Not really a chase day per se, but an opportunity to drive with 25 miles of home to see something. Sometimes photogenic. Sometimes not. The dead spell from July 7 to August 23 really cut down on the number of opportunities for cool stuff in my home state but the 5 tornado days will let me head into winter with no regrets.


April 27 near Bethany, MO. Severe warned.


May 8 near St James, MN (1 tornado this day)


May 11 near Sutton, NE (3 tornadoes this day. Sutton, Exeter, Beaver Crossing)


May 31 near Waverly, MN Non-warned "back yarder".


June 11 near Appleton, MN Non-warned chase day


June 14 near Doon, IA Tornado warned but did not produce.


June 16 near Larchwood, IA Tornado warned but did not produce.


June 18 near Alpena, SD (4 tornadoes this day. 2 near Gann Valley, 2 south of Alpena)


June 21 near Selby, SD Severe warned.


July 7 near Blomkest, MN Severe warned.


August 18 near Oak Grove, MN Non-warned "back yarder".


August 23 near Cresbard, SD (2 tornadoes this day. Both near Cresbard)


August 24 near Gilman, MN (1 tornado for sure. I have a bone to pick with the NWS as I can prove there were 2 separate touchdowns and not one continuous path for the 5.8 miles as stated in the PNS)


August 31 near Deer River, MN Non-warned "back yarder". We were visiting family in Deer River for the Labor Day weekend.


September 3 near Montrose, MN Severe warned. We went out again later in the afternoon but did not encounter any severe weather.

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