Storm Chases and other events we documented in 2004
April 20 2004
Erik and Karl head to La Salle County in pursuit of a group of Tornado producing supercells. This was the same day that eight people were killed in Utica, IL when a tornado struck the town. As for Karl and Erik they finally catchup with the storms near Sheridan and follow the wallcloud till the storm dissipates.
Tornado Warning / -- hail / wall cloud
- Erik / Karl
May 12 2004
Erik and Sean head to Dekalb after some storms.
--- / -- hail / --
- Erik / Sean
May 13 2004
Erik on his way home, encounters a developing severe thunderstorm. The storm appears to have a wall cloud but quickly dissapates along I-90 not to far from the Elgin IL toll plaza. In the end some minor hail was also reported (about dime sized).
Severe Thunderstorm? / dime hail / Wall Cloud
- Erik /
May 20 2004
With T storm watch 222 in effect, Erik and Sean head to a friends farm south of Marengo where we record several storms slowly moving across N Dekalb Co.
Severe Thunderstorm? / -- / --
- Erik / Sean / Eric G.
May 23 2004
A significant severe weather outbreak was possible across Iowa, Rich and Erik remain in Marengo where several storms push on through. Some hail reports in parts of e il, with scattered tornado reports in s wi and parts of will co in il.
-- / -- / --
- Erik / Rich
August 24 2004
Caught off guard by some weak tornadoes the group heads to the McHenry / Bull Valley, IL area were we find the damage path to a tornado. Luckily got the chance with some media to explore the damage up close to some homes of this event.
-- hail / tornado damage to the Bull Valley area
- Rich / Erik / Sean / Liz / Eric