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2011 Chase Days:

February 27
March 22
April 3
April 9
May 10
May 21
May 22
May 28
May 30
June 7
June 17
June 19
June 20








Roads Traveled



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2011 Statistics

Chases: 15
Miles: 7,100
Tornadoes: 13
Largest Hail: 1.75"
Highest Wind: 60MPH
States Chased: NE, IA, KS, OK, SD, ND, MN, WI


June 20 Bradshaw, Nebraska


June 19 Franklin, Nebraska
Various chases 2011:

A collection of chase photos that weren't quite good enough to have their own account, but still had some photogenic points. June 7, 17, 26 and July 1 are included. I'll add future storm photos from summer to this page.


June 20, 2011 York, Nebraska area tornadoes

Witnessed multiple beautiful tornadoes in York and Polk counties, also a big rain wrapped wedge! I was about 300 yards from an incredibly photogenic stovepipe! check out the video and over a dozen photos in this account. Best storm of my life.


June 19, 2011 Southwest Nebraska supercell

Storms formed on top of where we had been sitting all afternoon, only had to drive 8 miles west to see a pair of tornadoes! then the most incredible night time structure I have ever seen ensued until midnight! I love Nebraska!


May 10, 2011 Central Minnesota supercell

A rare Quasi dryline setup in central Minnesota looked like it would cap bust nearly all day, but towers developed along the dryline and two hours later had a supercell near Foley, MN. It developed some cool structure for a while!


April 9, 2011 NW Iowa tornadoes

Observed at least 6 tornadoes from Mapleton to Fonda, Iowa. Saw tornadoes of all shapes and sizes, including a few wedges over a mile wide. I wasn't as close as I'd like to have been, but this was the best chase of 2011 so far! hopefully that changes soon.


February 27, 2011 Oklahoma supercell

Intercepted a low topped supercell in NC Oklahoma and chased it into SE Kansas. It produced a couple tornadoes, but they were pretty far away. Fast storm motions and bad road networks ended our chase early.