May 21, 2016 - Sidney, NE to Garden City, KS
Sidney, Nebraska heading towards Garden City, KS.
Equipment is staged and we are standing by for storm initiation.
Chasers and researchers from around the area have pulled in.
Donald and I wonder about visiting with others and looking at the
DOW 6, 7 and 8 arrive in the area where many storm chasers have
converged at a local gas station
Tom briefly chats with Josh
Wurman who leads the radar research team.
We were observing the initial thunderstorm but soon were cut off from
going back with a storm filling in behind us.
We elected to stay in front to avoid the large hail that was falling
A tornado formed
briefly on the rear storm.
Northwest of the storm nickel size hail begins to fall as we observe the double rainbow.
Mammantus Clouds are present as we work back south of the storm.
May 22, 2016 - Garden City, KS to Canadian, TX
Tornado East of Spearman, Texas.
May 23, 2016 - Canadian, TX to Shamrock, TX
Worked Texas Panhandle.
May 24, 2016 - Shamrock, TX to Dodge City, KS
Worked west of Dodge City, KS.
May 25, 2016 - Dodge City, KS - Salina, KS
Worked pre-storm wall cloud, tornado and funnel prior to the
Cloud at Tescott, Kansas.
Niles, KS to Chapman, KS Long Track Tornado.
Driving south through Chapman, Kansas
of Chapman, Kansas
back as EF-4 Tornado crosses path
Base Reflectivity and Normalized Rotation blend of EF-4 Tornado
Southwest of Chapman, Kansas
May 26, 2016 - Salina, KS - Hays, KS
Traced the May 25th Tornado path and observation of damage along the
Observed a few thunderstorms along the Interstate and then traveled to
Hays, Kansas to stage for Friday.
May 27, 2016 - Hays, KS - Hays, KS
Ransom, KS tornado.
May 28, 2016 - Hays, KS to Borger, TX
Traveling south to stage in Amarillo for Sunday. Stopped off at
NWS Dodge City and left copies of photos and video of the Ransom Tornado
La Crosse, Kansas Siren
Rush Center, Kansas Siren
May 29, 2016 - Borger, TX to Vega, TX
Worked a few storms near Texas and New Mexico border.
May 30, 2016 - Vega, TX to Denver, CO
Traveling to Denver for return flights.
Wednesday August 10 and 11, 2016 - North Platte, Nebraska
Attendance at the 18th Annual High Plains Chapter Conference.
Josh Wurman provided the keynote presentation on his work with the
Doppler on Wheels program at the Wednesday night dinner. DOW 6 is
pictured with the conference attendees.
Inside view of the displays used with the mobile Doppler radar with
image samples from tornadoes.