Thursday, April 21, 2011

Storm Chasing

I had the chance to tag along with a group of storm chasers and meteorologists from the newly formed Severe Weather Alert Team (SWAT) based in Indiana. Tuesday April 19 we headed for Illinois where the area looked great for a storm outbreak. As storm chasers from around the country descended on the area the weather models looked better and better. We chased the storms for about six hours getting caught in hail storms and battling the crappy Illinois back roads. We missed out on seeing a tornado but did see some great storms and funnel clouds. I'm excited to go back out when another round of severe weather hits the area. You can check out the SWAT website here: SWATchasers