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Tornado Season 2016

  • 02-02-2016 6:55pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 532 511


    Severe thunderstorm are forecast for the following states today and tomorrow:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,086 ✭✭✭ weisses


    Anyone going over this year for a bit of chasing ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,477 ✭✭✭ Comhrá


    weisses wrote: »
    Anyone going over this year for a bit of chasing ?

    I had strongly considered a trip in May but $/€ rate makes it very expensive for a 10 day tour presently.

    I've been over for 7 yrs. now so maybe time to give it a rest. I had a couple of great trips and a few total busts too. Expensive game with nothing guaranteed. lol!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,086 ✭✭✭ weisses


    tippman1 wrote: »
    I had strongly considered a trip in May but $/€ rate makes it very expensive for a 10 day tour presently.

    I've been over for 7 yrs. now so maybe time to give it a rest. I had a couple of great trips and a few total busts too. Expensive game with nothing guaranteed. lol!

    Wow 7 times .... I'm saving up to go next year, which will definitely happen

    Would be nice to have an all boardies trip in the future ... Own van, laptops and a dose of luck :D ...Plenty of knowledgeable people here, Plus we can pick up MTC on the way


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,881 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    tippman1 wrote: »
    I had strongly considered a trip in May but $/€ rate makes it very expensive for a 10 day tour presently.

    I've been over for 7 yrs. now so maybe time to give it a rest. I had a couple of great trips and a few total busts too. Expensive game with nothing guaranteed. lol!

    how much would you need for a trip, total cost? thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,477 ✭✭✭ Comhrá


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    how much would you need for a trip, total cost? thanks

    I always went with Silver lining tours http://www.silverliningtours.com/2016-storm-chase-schedule/

    and a 10-day tour for 2016 costs $ 3900 plus your airfare and food for the 10 days so it ain't cheap by any means. In the past I used to get an exchange rate of up to $1.35 /€1.00 so that made it more reasonable but presently the exchange rate is more like $1.05/€1.00.

    Having said all that, the tours were very interesting and well-organised with professional meteorologists and they were very educational too. You'd need to be fairly fit as you'd cover an average of 5,000 miles over the 10 days in a mini-bus and a lot of it on bumpy country roads in Oklahoma, West Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and on one memorable day I recall we covered 900 miles in one day..........not very enjoyable!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,881 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    tippman1 wrote: »
    I always went with Silver lining tours http://www.silverliningtours.com/2016-storm-chase-schedule/

    and a 10-day tour for 2016 costs $ 3900 plus your airfare and food for the 10 days so it ain't cheap by any means. In the past I used to get an exchange rate of up to $1.35 /€1.00 so that made it more reasonable but presently the exchange rate is more like $1.05/€1.00.

    Having said all that, the tours were very interesting and well-organised with professional meteorologists and they were very educational too. You'd need to be fairly fit as you'd cover an average of 5,000 miles over the 10 days in a mini-bus and a lot of it on bumpy country roads in Oklahoma, West Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and on one memorable day I recall we covered 900 miles in one day..........not very enjoyable!

    jebus, not cheap at all. it ll have to wait im afraid. fitness shouldnt be a problem. thanks for that


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Or you could go with NetWeather, having been with them on 3 occasions and having seen the conditions silver lining tours travel in in person I would say its a no brainer to go with NetWeather.
    http://www.weatherholidays.com/book.html

    I also saw flights return to denver there the other day for €400 ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Or you could go with NetWeather, having been with them on 3 occasions and having seen the conditions silver lining tours travel in in person I would say its a no brainer to go with NetWeather.
    http://www.weatherholidays.com/book.html

    I also saw flights return to denver with BA there the other day for €400 ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,020 ✭✭✭ Simon Gruber Says


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    Conditions in the Gulf Coast tonight will be favourable for severe storms, including some strong tornadoes.

    Full outlook available here http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

    Chasers will be live streaming from the below links, however, the terrain, trees and the fact that the storms in this area are usually High Precipitation means that it's not as easy to see anything as it would be in the Plains.

    https://tvnweather.com/live

    http://www.chasertv.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,713 ✭✭✭ Bsal




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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,086 ✭✭✭ weisses




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Yep, its gonna be a evening in front of the live /streams tonight!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,881 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    tvn weather gone down. must be the traffic


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,020 ✭✭✭ Simon Gruber Says


    Went on to TVN Weather there and found this message. They've shut it down :( They have been struggling to stay up with high traffic for quite a while.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,881 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Went on to TVN Weather there and found this message. They've shut it down :( They have been struggling to stay up with high traffic for quite a while.

    just spotted it. well that sucks. is there an alternative out there? sounds like theres a market out there for it


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,020 ✭✭✭ Simon Gruber Says


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    just spotted it. well that sucks. is there an alternative out there? sounds like theres a market out there for it

    http://www.chasertv.com/

    http://www.severestudios.com/live-storm-chasing-map/

    And some stream live via YouTube also


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Net Weather Tour One , chase day one... they got 4 tors . This being the best one .
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    But...

    Reed Timmer on the other hand drove right up to the damn thing! :D
    What amazes me is that he wasn't even in the Dom. lol

    Wish i had a 4k tv!


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,549 ✭✭✭✭ RobertKK


    2 people killed in Oklahoma.

    As in Colorado, there is some impressive footage of the tornado.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,338 ✭✭✭ El Horseboxo


    The last few days have been crazy here in Oklahoma. Warning after warning. Seems like it's been non stop since Saturday night. Lots of large hail too.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 532 511


    Tornadoes expected over the next few days:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,086 ✭✭✭ weisses


    Very nice time lapse by Mike Olbinski



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,713 ✭✭✭ Bsal


    Some epic weather went through Denver airport yesterday.

    KDEN 242253Z 01029G51KT 9SM TS FEW015 SCT090CB BKN130 BKN220 26/11
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    KDEN 242257Z 01021G43KT 10SM TS FEW015 SCT090CB BKN130 BKN220
    26/11 A3012 RMK AO2 PK WND 02034/2255 WSHFT 2240 CONS LTGICCG VC
    N TS VC N MOV E TCU VC W T02610111 $= (SPECI)

    KDEN 242253Z 01029G51KT 9SM TS FEW015 SCT090CB BKN130 BKN220
    26/11 A3012 RMK AO2 PK WND 34064/2240 WSHFT 2227 RAB42E52 TSB33
    PRESRR SLP116 CONS LTGICCG VC N TS VC N MOV E TCU DSNT W P0000
    T02610106 $=

    KDEN 242241Z 34047G64KT 6SM TS BLDU SQ FEW090CB BKN130 BKN220
    31/12 A3010 RMK AO2 PK WND 34064/2240 WSHFT 2227 TSB33 CONS
    LTGICCG VC N TS VC N MOV E T03110122 $= (SPECI)

    KDEN 242237Z 30020G30KT 10SM TS FEW090CB BKN130 BKN220 34/08
    A3007 RMK AO2 PK WND 31030/2237 TSB33 CONS LTGICCG VC N TS VC N
    MOV E VIS W-N 3 BLDU W-N T03390083= (SPECI)

    KDEN 242153Z 26015KT 10SM SCT090 BKN130 BKN220 36/02 A3010 RMK
    AO2 WSHFT 2136 SLP094 FRQ LTGICCG DSNT SE CB DSNT SE MOV E
    T03560022=


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,549 ✭✭✭✭ RobertKK




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