2011

Storm Chases and other events we documented in 2011
CIMG4419.JPG
CIMG4419.JPG

CIMG4392.JPG
CIMG4392.JPG

DSCF0017.jpg
DSCF0017.jpg

CIMG4419.JPG
CIMG4419.JPG

1/6
  • YouTube Long Shadow
February 2 2011

​​
Becoming known as the famous Groundhogs Day Blizzard, this storm dumped record amounts of snowfall across the region. But of course Rich, Dave, and Erik couldnt stay home through this even though many roads became impassible.

 

Blizzard / -- hail / --

 

- Dave / Rich / Erik

CIMG4852
CIMG4852

2011apr3_4850_28.271
2011apr3_4850_28.271

2011apr3_4868_20.973
2011apr3_4868_20.973

CIMG4852
CIMG4852

1/8
  • YouTube Long Shadow
April 3 2011

​​
Rich and Erik head out to Iowa where several supercells develop around us. We turn towards the northern storm and get ourselves and nice little funnel. Then train the cells back home where we enjoyed a nice lightning display.

 

Severe Thunderstorm / -- hail / funnel cloud

 

-Rich / Erik

Dave gets out to take some pictures of the damage where an apparent tornado crossed State Road 21 wh
Dave gets out to take some pictures of the damage where an apparent tornado crossed State Road 21 wh

Tornado damage right where State Road 21 make the curve to the South into Arkdale, WI. This view is
Tornado damage right where State Road 21 make the curve to the South into Arkdale, WI. This view is

CIMG4889.JPG
CIMG4889.JPG

Dave gets out to take some pictures of the damage where an apparent tornado crossed State Road 21 wh
Dave gets out to take some pictures of the damage where an apparent tornado crossed State Road 21 wh

1/21
April 10 2011

​​
High Risk severe weather chase to central Wisconsin leads us on the heals of the famous Arkdale / Friendship supercell that day. We end up viewing the damage from the EF-2 Arkdale WI Tornado minutes after it occured and then follow a shelf from a developing storm till trees blocked the road sometime later.

 

Tornado Warning / 1.50 hail / strong winds tornado damage

 

-Erik / Dave / Rich

TWIMG_3604.jpg
TWIMG_3604.jpg

TWIMG_3588.jpg
TWIMG_3588.jpg

IMG_3609.JPG
IMG_3609.JPG

TWIMG_3604.jpg
TWIMG_3604.jpg

1/7
May 12 2011

​​
Following a small Tornado Warned storm in McHenry Co IL Erik and Rich meet up in Richmond IL where lightning stuck a tree causing it to crash on power lines close to downtown.

 

Tornado Warning / -- hail / lightning damage

 

-Rich / Erik

outside of Solon Iowa
outside of Solon Iowa

outside of solon ia under a tornado warning

outside of Solon Iowa
outside of Solon Iowa

outside of solon ia under a tornado warning

1/1
May 22 2011

​​
Erik, Rich and Dave head to Iowa for a chance at a tornado risk. We arrive ahead of a tornado warned storm but didnt see the developing tornado to the northwest. Then we run into some mechanical trouble and become delayed on the return trip missing the popular Winnebago Co IL Tornadoes.

 

Tornado Warning / -- hail / wall cloud

 

- Dave / Rich / Erik

2011MAY22_IEMCOWrochelle
2011MAY22_IEMCOWrochelle

website-under-construction
website-under-construction

2011MAY22_IEMCOWrochelle
2011MAY22_IEMCOWrochelle

1/2
May 22 2011 (2)

​​
On the way back to Illinois from the Solon  Iowa tornado, we run across a developing storm near the Rochelle and Kings area.  Questioning rotation from the radar, we film it using the mini dv.  Someone else later has a video submitted to WREX in Rockford of a possible tornado on this non warned cell.  We have yet to get this video online.

 

Severe Thunderstorm / -- hail / possible tornado

 

- Dave / Rich / Erik

2011JUNE8_IEMCOW
2011JUNE8_IEMCOW

2011_june8
2011_june8

2011JUNE8_IEMCOW
2011JUNE8_IEMCOW

1/2
June 8 2011

​​
Dave and Erik chase to Dane Co Wisconsin (Madison) for a chance for large hail but end up with a surprise tornado chase. The storm spawns a 17mi sporadic tornado path across the county and we persue the storm line to Cottage Grove WI then back to Northern Illinois for a second round of hail potential.

 

Tornado Warning / 1.00 hail / strong winds

 

- Dave / Erik

2011JUNE21_IEMCOW
2011JUNE21_IEMCOW

gallery not set up yet
gallery not set up yet

2011JUNE21_IEMCOW
2011JUNE21_IEMCOW

1/2
June 21 2011

​​
Large bow with spinup Tornadoes in North Central Illinois...

 

Tornado Warning / -- hail / --

 

-Erik

2011JULY27_IEMCOW
2011JULY27_IEMCOW

gallery not set up yet
gallery not set up yet

2011JULY27_IEMCOW
2011JULY27_IEMCOW

1/2
July 27 2011

​​

 

Rich Dave and Erik head to Mt Carroll Illinois ahead of a Tornado warned cell moving through whiteside county.  Visibility is poor but the storm failed to produce.

 

Tornado Warning / -- hail / shelf

 

-Erik Dave Rich

the volvo in northern kane county
the volvo in northern kane county

the 94 volvo 940 outside of the cell in northern kane county

aug72011video4.jpg
aug72011video4.jpg

aug72011video1.jpg
aug72011video1.jpg

the volvo in northern kane county
the volvo in northern kane county

the 94 volvo 940 outside of the cell in northern kane county

1/5
  • YouTube Long Shadow
August 7 2011

​​
Small severe thunderstorm McHenry Co / DeKalb Co.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning / -- hail / --

 

-Erik

IMG_4337.JPG
IMG_4337.JPG

IMG_4362.JPG
IMG_4362.JPG

IMG_4372.JPG
IMG_4372.JPG

IMG_4337.JPG
IMG_4337.JPG

1/16
  • YouTube Long Shadow
August 12 2011

​​
Large Tornado Warned high precip supercell slowly moving across north central Illinois.

 

Tornado Warning / -- hail / heavy winds - wall cloud

 

-Dave / Rich

Aug 13 2011 - 1
Aug 13 2011 - 1

leaving mchenry county into boone county

Aug 13 2011 - 2
Aug 13 2011 - 2

not well defined shelf in boone county

Aug 13 2011 - 6
Aug 13 2011 - 6

last pic before storm dissipates around marengo

Aug 13 2011 - 1
Aug 13 2011 - 1

leaving mchenry county into boone county

1/6
  • YouTube Long Shadow
August 13 2011

​​
Small severe thunderstorm  in southwestern McHenry Co.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning / -- hail / --

 

-Erik