Who Chased? Chris, Rachel, and Ben Holcomb MILES TRAVELED: 540 STATES VISITED: Oklahoma, Texas COUNTIES CHASED: Hill TX, McLennan TX SPC: Slight, 5% Tornado We started this marginal chase day in Norman, Oklahoma. Ben Holcomb (@oklahomachaser) opted to ride along with us as well. We met up with some chasers in Decatur, Texas, and moved on to downtown Fort Worth, where we experienced heavy rain
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Who chased? Chris Nothing like June in the Northern Plains. SPC issued a moderate risk with a 15% hatched risk for tornadoes, mainly in southeast Wyoming, an area consistently prone to tornadoes nearly every summer. A good chase day was ahead. Chris, chasing solo, raced up I-25 from Denver towards Cheyenne. After running into the Extreme Tornado Tours tour group, we all decided to backtrack
Who chased? Chris and Dan Egan If ever there was a classic Southern Plains chase day, this was it. All the elements were there, and SPC agreed. An uncommon Moderate Risk, along with a 15% hatched Tornado Risk and a 45% hatched Hail Risk made this a must-chase situation. Past Rapid Rotation Storm Tours guest Dan Egan thought enough of the event to fly to
Who Chased? Chris and Rachel This Monday in eastern Colorado didn't promise to be a big tornado day, with only a Slight Risk from SPC and a meager 2% Tornado Risk. Colorado is Colorado though, so you just never know. After rushing east from Denver on I-70, we reached the small town of Agate in Elbert County. We found an accessible dirt road south of
Who Chased? Chris This day's setup was marginal at best, but after the previous day's surprise tornado event in west Texas, even a marginal setup seemed chase-worthy. I left Denver solo at the last minute and raced down to northwest Oklahoma, originally targeting the town of Beaver in the eastern Panhandle. The target was eventually adjusted east towards the town of Laverne, in a 5%
April 14 has been good to us in the past (2012 high risk), but it was especially good this year to a handful of intrepid storm chasers. We were unfortunately not able to chase this particular setup, and honestly might have chosen not to chase had we been available. As can be seen in the graphic below, SPC issued a huge area of 2% tornado
Greetings! Whether you've followed us in the past or this is your first time, welcome. We are McBeeWX, consisting of storm chasers Chris and Rachel McBee. We've had several web and social media identities in the past, such as Central Oklahoma Storm Chasers, Rapid Rotation Storm Tours, Rapid Rotation Storm Chasers, and StormRush.net. No matter the web identity, we are committed to bringing you up-to-date
Our first tour of the year was a resounding success! The first day of the tour turned out to be a great chase in western Texas. The beautiful supercell in the picture above ended up producing a short-lived, weak tornado (pictured below) near the tiny town of Lockney, Texas on April 22. April 24 yielded a somewhat forgettable chase in north-central Kansas. The main storm
Great chase day on Thursday the 16th! Chris and Rachel departed for the Texas Panhandle early in the day. In McLean, Texas, we headed for Pampa, where severe storms were already in progress to the west of town. We dropped south on State Highway 70 and witnessed our first tornado of the day, which Al Roker is describing on the Today Show in the photo
What a long day Wednesday was! April 8 started with a moderate risk for severe weather in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma. We started the day in Denver and got to southern Kansas just as storms were getting fired up. We started the chase in Wellington, Kansas, and headed west towards some cells that looked fairly promising but ultimately a bit disorganized. Then, an isolated