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  1. Probably too far west for me. Getting though Chicago is such a pain. I’ll take the day off and leave early in the morning if its looking really good.
  2. It wasn’t ideal for chasing. The clouds were so thick and low it was hard to make things out. Add tons of trees in the area. Just too risky. I rather chase lower end stuff here, like just a good lightning show over the lake.
  3. Yea. I wasn't able to chase the excitement that hit the southern part of the state last week and it's been zzzzz IMBY lately. Low 60s and clouds. Not much real rain or thunder. Thankfully not cold, but dreary nonetheless.
  4. Rain underperforming up here. Nearby pond water level is still low.
  5. Last night the lights came out briefly shortly after midnight. I slept through the first show Friday night.
  6. I've observed that outside of the deep south and plains, tornadoes sometimes favor the margins of the highest CAPE. There was a super sharp CAPE gradient over far SW Michigan. The later batch of convection was associated with the leading edge of even higher CAPE with dewpoints near 70 pushing into the OV later in the evening. This effect I've observed might just be a side effect of the wind being more backed in the lowest km near warm fronts or other types of horizontal temperature gradients. The Michigan storms also seemed lower topped due to being closer to the upper low. CAPE was possibly fatter despite being less overall. The storms were also more strongly forced under an area of vorticity advection aloft as opposed to being driven by afternoon heating.
  7. Always a problem when it's far from the radar. There's a significant hail spike too.
  8. I'm interested to see how long that tornado has been on the ground. It's been going for miles.
  9. I just got a massive anvil bolt from the blue way up in GRR. Boy it shook the ground hard. It's barely even sprinkling.
  10. If I were chasing I'd be watching that Three Rivers cell. It's a bit more isolated than the one to the north.
  11. That cell near Three Rivers is in a good environment.
  12. Looks like there was a brief tornado between Dowagiac and Decatur MI. It's messy looking though. Huge rain wrapped blob.
  13. That tornado warned circulation heading towards Dowagiac MI is getting stronger. Hint of CC drop in last scan.
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