Wonders of Nature
Storm Chasing and Site-Seeing USA 2011
This webpage tells you on our experiences on our StormChase in the USA Tornado Alley.
Our "working area" roughly is located by Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa.
Our starting point is at the western edge of Tornado Alley which is Denver nearby the Rocky Mountains and some research institutes in Boulder.
Our primary interest is, ofcource, the observation of nice severe weather such as supercell's, wall-clouds and perhaps a tornado.
Every year we do our best to improve our chasing skills which we describe in the documentation.
And... sometimes there is no severe weather so we will do some siteseeing, our so called plan "B"...
Day to day events of our Storm Chase and Site-Seeing tour in the USA|
- Thursday, june 2 : flight from Amsterdam to Denver, Colorado
- Friday, june 3 : visiting the NCAR at Boulder and the small village "Nederland"; then entering Wyoming
- Saturday, june 4 : hiking in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming
- Sunday, june 5 : Grand Teton NP & Yellowstone NP, Wyoming
- Monday, june 6 : Gardener, Montana to Hulett, Wyoming
- Tuesday, june 7 : Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
- Wednesday, june 8 : Douglas, Wyoming to Torrington, Wyoming
- Thursday, june 9 : Torrington, Wyoming to Eskridge, Kansas
- Friday, june 10 : Eskridge, Kansas and hiking in the Woodridge park near the Clinton lake and to Russell, Kansas
- Saturday, june 11 : Russell, Kansas to Sharon Springs. Kansas
- Sunday, june 12 : Sharon Springs, Kansas to Belle Fourche, South Dakota
- Monday, june 13 : Mt. Rushmore NM, South Dakota and to the Black Hills with the buffalo
- Tuesday, june 14 : hiking in the Badlands National Park, South Dakota
- Wednesday, june 15 : hike in the Black Hills to the highest point of South Dakota
- Thursday, june 16 : visiting the SWPC (Space Weather Prediction Center), NOAA, Boulder, Colorado
- Friday, june 17 : flying back from Denver to Amsterdam
Information on how we chase Severe Storms in Tornado Alley (in Dutch only)|
- Practical, Theoretical and Technical Documentation on Storm Chasing
- Maps, Photography, Telecommunications, Computers, etc.
- Backup strategy if all else fails
- Planning a chaseday from wakeup until bedtime
- Sources of information to find the correct location to chase storms
- Baron Mobile Threatnet, WxWorx receiver and XM WX Weather Radio data
- Websites on storm chasing: meteorology, instrumental, car rental, motels, restaurants
- Sites of interest to visit when there are no storms to chase
- Costs of two weeks of storm chasing
- Converting traditional hail size (in.) descriptions