On Luck...and Stupidity

By: CycloneOz, 5:17 PM GMT on April 25, 2010

On April 24, 2010, the XtremeHurricanes.com team intercepted the thunderstorm that spawned the long-track, killer tornado that moved through Mississippi.Having said that, that was in hindsight a really dumb ass thing to do.But here is our report anyway. I woke up at 3:00 AM in the Church of Christ parking lot at Stamps, AR. When I brought up the WeatherUnderground severe weather maps, I knew that Hwy 82 was the right road to be on as these systems moved to the nort...

Updated: 5:52 PM GMT on April 25, 2010

Border Me Up and Carry Me Home!

By: CycloneOz, 3:53 AM GMT on April 24, 2010

Now THAT!!! was an amazing day of weather, the likes of which I have not seen in a long time!We successfully launched the live severe weather cam this afternoon shortly after 6:00 PM CDT and saw dangerous thunderstorms build and develop intensity right before our eyes!These cells would jog to the east and north, which made my ground support met, WU's own tornadodude, have to take his time with his updates.It was going on 8 PM when he told us to hit the road and head...

Thunderstorms Dead Ahead

By: CycloneOz, 6:08 PM GMT on April 23, 2010

When we drove though Vernon, TX, it was immediately apparent that we had found the back end of the dry line. Those cranking southwest winds had eased. But as I continued to travel now in the Red River Valley, I can see that the weather system that I had been in most of the day is still coming up strong behind me. But here is the cool thing...directly off the east I can see impressively building thunderstorms just above the horizon, which means I am still a good di...

ah, Paris

By: CycloneOz, 4:16 PM GMT on April 23, 2010

Here is the lastest from our journey through the panhandle of TX. For the last 300 miles we have been experiencing very strong winds from the southwest. What this is telling me is that we are still quite some distants away from the dry line. Right now, we are near Childress, Texas. What we are looking for is winds from the southeast that will create uplift. PensacolaDoug has informed me that I might be able to find uplift winds near Paris, Texas. So I am heade...

Tornado Chase Is On...

By: CycloneOz, 1:54 PM GMT on April 23, 2010

When I left northern New Mexico last night, the weather became severe almost immediatly. There were blizzard like conditions generated from an a intense winter storm whose leading edge was pushing through fast towards the plains and the panhandle of Texas.I stopped around midnight near the Texas/New Mexico border to get some sleep. The car rocked me to sleep by a strong blowing wind. It is now bright and early here in the panhandle of Texas. Obama- Mills are spi...

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Brian Osburn has been hunting hurricanes since the 70's out of Pensacola, FL. He's been in some bad ones that have left him with terrifying memories!