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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

Hi guys finally updated all this years chases, you will also find all earlier chases back to 2007 atm although I still have to do years 2004, 2005 and 2006.

If you need older chases just click older posts at the bottom of the first page

http://plainschaser.blogspot.com/

Regards

Paul S

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  • Location: Dorking, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Anything extreme
  • Location: Dorking, Surrey

Hi guys finally updated all this years chases, you will also find all earlier chases back to 2007 atm although I still have to do years 2004, 2005 and 2006.

If you need older chases just click older posts at the bottom of the first page

http://plainschaser.blogspot.com/

Regards

Paul S

Looks Jubbly mate, well done :drinks:

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL

Good read. Nice to relive some of my experiences but from a different viewpoint on often the same storms. A couple of corrections regarding the May 24th event because I'm a little pedantic ;)The Canton tornado was only Ef3 (largely due to not hitting many buildings but I think we all know that thing had High end ef4 winds in it at least) and there was only one EF5 this day. The El Reno tornado was upgraded a few days later but the other upgrade announced about the same time was from way back on April 27th with the Rainsville tornado getting the bump to EF5 almost a month after it struck. I see a few site mentioning 2 EF5's for the outbreak and the 2nd is actually the Joplin tornado from a couple of days earlier which they are referencing. May 21st - May 26th is considered a single outbreak 'sequence' it seems

On another note I noticed that someone passed away from their injuries related to the Canton Lake tornado making it the first killer tornado I've witnessed. I'm kinda bummed out now as from everything I'd read I didn't think anyone had even been injured and it's rating had been due to foliage damage entirely. Part of me hoped the Church I saw get grazed was the only building hit, but given it's size, I shouldn't be suprised it did more damage. I also see that the Denning tornado which formed out of the northern bookend vortex on the squall line which passed over my motel that night was upgraded to a >1m wide EF4... I'm so glad I didn't continue down I40 that night and end up somewhere in the path of that thing.

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

Good read. Nice to relive some of my experiences but from a different viewpoint on often the same storms. A couple of corrections regarding the May 24th event because I'm a little pedantic ;)The Canton tornado was only Ef3 (largely due to not hitting many buildings but I think we all know that thing had High end ef4 winds in it at least) and there was only one EF5 this day. The El Reno tornado was upgraded a few days later but the other upgrade announced about the same time was from way back on April 27th with the Rainsville tornado getting the bump to EF5 almost a month after it struck. I see a few site mentioning 2 EF5's for the outbreak and the 2nd is actually the Joplin tornado from a couple of days earlier which they are referencing. May 21st - May 26th is considered a single outbreak 'sequence' it seems

On another note I noticed that someone passed away from their injuries related to the Canton Lake tornado making it the first killer tornado I've witnessed. I'm kinda bummed out now as from everything I'd read I didn't think anyone had even been injured and it's rating had been due to foliage damage entirely. Part of me hoped the Church I saw get grazed was the only building hit, but given it's size, I shouldn't be suprised it did more damage. I also see that the Denning tornado which formed out of the northern bookend vortex on the squall line which passed over my motel that night was upgraded to a >1m wide EF4... I'm so glad I didn't continue down I40 that night and end up somewhere in the path of that thing.

Thanks for the corrections :good: Had heard from quite a few sources and Storm Chasers the Canton was an EF4 So the mistake is from there it seems, the death was from 3 Mobile Homes that were thrown into the Lake, all survived that initially but one died later from the injuries sustained, have seen quite a bit of Building damage related to this tornado other than the trees as well but cant remember the chasers site I visited and viewed their pictures (Think this was close to your location Nathan) This Tornado also created a 3ft Tidal Tsunami although to call it a Tsunami is a bit dramatic. In any case a mad day with those 4 Wedges lined up and how they all dissipated west of I-35 Is an absolute miracle.

Cant wait for 2012 or dare I say it some Uk Footage to put on the blog!

Thanks for the nice remarks :good: And I hope to add some Arizona shots although I am shite at Lightning photography :lol: :doh::rofl:

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  • Location: Milton Keynes
  • Location: Milton Keynes

Great read Paul, do you write this down daily out there and update when you get home or is this all from memory? Chuffed to see one of my photos on there btw, means i'm doing something right :good:

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

All from Memory! What a geek eh :nonono: That was a superb picture you got in Missouri on the 7th May :good: Got to get some tips from you in 6 weeks time as well :lol:

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL

Thanks for the corrections :good: Had heard from quite a few sources and Storm Chasers the Canton was an EF4 So the mistake is from there it seems, the death was from 3 Mobile Homes that were thrown into the Lake, all survived that initially but one died later from the injuries sustained, have seen quite a bit of Building damage related to this tornado other than the trees as well but cant remember the chasers site I visited and viewed their pictures (Think this was close to your location Nathan) This Tornado also created a 3ft Tidal Tsunami although to call it a Tsunami is a bit dramatic. In any case a mad day with those 4 Wedges lined up and how they all dissipated west of I-35 Is an absolute miracle.

Cant wait for 2012 or dare I say it some Uk Footage to put on the blog!

Thanks for the nice remarks :good: And I hope to add some Arizona shots although I am onionse at Lightning photography :lol: :doh::rofl:

It was a crazy day for sure. Both the Chickasha wedge and the Goldsby Stovepipe showed what appeared to be classic EF5 damage in the survey photos with nothing but anchor bolt left sheared off in the clean foundation. NWS Norman is probably the strictest when it comes to handing out those EF5 ratings and they said that none of the houses were of high enough build quality to confirm EF 5. The same happened with El Reno but when they analysed the radar imagery from the DOW which was on it, winds were a long way over 200mph at less than 100 metres above the surface. Regardles of the ratings all those tornadoes that day were monsters and capable of EF5 damage in my opinion. OK got lucky they avoided very populated areas and dissipated when they did. I know the El Reno storm was very lucky to get it's EF5 rating as a lot of people were against this as the EF scale is supposed to strictly be a damage scale and radar indications are not damage indicators!

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