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Re: May 10 - 15, 2007 - Tornado Alley
« Reply #1 on: 13 May 2007, 06:25:37 PM »
Yep,

That's right Macca, put me behind a huge wall like that!

The visit to the new combined building was very exciting - with the University of Oklahoma, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service, a lot of talent exists in the place.

We also were taken to see TOTO, the actual "Dorothy" use in Twister, the vehicles with dopplers, the latest technological advances and so forth on a day with storms approaching. It was a great way to enjoy down time.

Today we will most likely head across to the Twister Musuem.

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Jimmy Deguara
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Re: May 10 - 15, 2007 - Tornado Alley
« Reply #2 on: 15 May 2007, 06:46:31 AM »
Hi Aussies and New Zealanders,

Nothing like a long drive US style. Hope you all had a great day as it looked great on satellite imagery.

We are in position for tomorrow's action whatever that might be. There is a bet on at the moment that if we get a tornado, I pay for dinner (I obviusly believe otherwise haha). Trust them to target a high class resturant.

During the down time we should meet up all New Zealanders and also Michael Thompson.

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Re: May 10 - 15, 2007 - Tornado Alley
« Reply #3 on: 15 May 2007, 10:23:34 AM »
Greetings from Montana.  Given the quieter weather coming this week we decided to chase in eastern Montana.  Worth the trip as we enjoyed a good lightning show and observed some hail and gusty outflow.  We are heading east Monday, Iowa I think.

Yes Jimmy, great idea to meet up later this week.  Will keep intouch.
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Re: May 10 - 15, 2007 - Tornado Alley
« Reply #4 on: 15 May 2007, 06:21:58 PM »
Sure thing Steven,

I doubt we will make the trek into Iowa today - I just don't think it is worth the high fuel prices vs value for storms.

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Re: May 10 - 15, 2007 - Tornado Alley
« Reply #5 on: 16 May 2007, 08:13:58 PM »
Hi all,

We were with Macca early on and then headed for gustnado action etc. We also tried to core punch a storm with hail larger than golf balls but only got hit by 3cm hail. The storm was in final weakening phase.

Stayed the night in Lincoln Nebraska. It would be great to meet up. We are at the Travelodge. Awaiting a response from Macca who is heading up this way from the sound of it.

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Re: May 10 - 15, 2007 - Tornado Alley
« Reply #6 on: 17 May 2007, 09:51:00 AM »
Just a few pictures to add chasing on the 14th May 2007 in southern Nebraska near and east of Grand Island and night time near Beatrice, Nebraska:



Full set of pics available here:
http://australiasevereweather.com/photography/photos/2007/jd20070514.html

Macca, Chris and our group are in Sidney, Nebraska after a reasonable drive today from southern eastern Nebraska (nothing like the drives others have made in recent days). Hope to see some storms nearby tomorrow.

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Jimmy Deguara
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Re: May 10 - 15, 2007 - Tornado Alley
« Reply #7 on: 17 May 2007, 07:20:41 PM »
Hi
Currently in Kansas City under clear blue skies. 

Monday we ended up in southern Nebraska (Grand Island) and then into northern Kansas in the evening (not Iowa) for a nice lightning show.
Given the dearth of weather in the alley at the moment we considered for a while chasing the cold front into eastern Mo but then thought better of it.
We are scheduled to visit the NSSL at Norman tomorrow.

Great photos there Jimmy. I havn't used the camera much on this trip yet. Saw some good structure on the Montana storm though.



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