AlbertaWX North Dakota chase report. June 2-3 2015.

While the chase did not pan out great we still got 3 supercells so here is a summary of the 1st day of chasing. We skipped the 2nd day due to damage from a bird strike. My( Mike R) Phone got fried by the stock charger so we only had the one phone with us to do all the maps, radar, and warnings.

First storm was a warned supercell near Strasburg, ND. We came up to the back side and slowly followed it for about an hour until it showed signs of dying. We then headed back north to I94 to check out a new storm west of Bismark ND. Just before I94 the tornado warning went out for as storm Southwest of Minot. ND. While on I94 there were too many ducks flying over the road and one of many hit the windshield to cause it to shatter. Now with it being too hard  to see we had to skip photos of the 2nd supercell and seek out a repair in Bismark while the storm passed ~10 miles south.

MKR_8722-2MKR_8723-2

With no place open we had to back north to the hotel not before checking out the 3rd storm east of Washburn, ND. The weaker supercell was not warned but had some decent structure with it.

MKR_8736-2

We then headed back to base at the hotel in Minot. Other than an epic downpour and the odd flash of lighting Minot was spared the severe weather. Once back we ate pizza(which is incredible) and call it a night. The next day which was originally to follow the setup we were instead at the glass shop dealing with the bird strike damage. This was 2pm so we were flat out of time to make a 2nd day so we checked out the local zoo and Sonic before heading back to Alberta.

Basically a bust but showing up is a milestone. Our first USA chase, Sometimes you get lucky and other times you have to go again.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s