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New footage of the twin tornadoes near Stanton/Pilger, NE June 16, 2014

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5pm CDT Chase update

Twin tornadoes documented near Pilger, NE moments ago continuing at this time moving NE…

SP

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330 CDT Chase Update

Currently positioned SW of Columbus, NE ready to intercept the storms to the north. A Particularly dangerous situation Tornado Watch has been issued for NE Nebraska…Will update as available.

SP

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June 3 2014 230pm CDT Chase update

Currently positioned near Lexington, NE awaiting explosive supercell development. Currently cumulus is starting to go up to our west near North Platte. Current thinking is that the cap will erode within the next couple hours.

SP

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Chase Update 11 AM

Todays chase target is quite difficult.  Two areas of interest, one being the upslope play in the panhandle of Nebraska and the other being along the warm front in Northern Nebraska.  The EML aloft will play a major factor in whether storms fire during the daytime hours.  Thinking the upslope event will start before the possible show in N. Nebraska.  We will position near Grand Island and decide whether to continue west or to head north from there.  Hopefully Mesoanalysis will clear things up for us before we get to Grand Island.

Steve

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FCST: Feb 2-5 Svr Storms and a Blizzard, you don’t say!

Thinking winter was over…well hold on for just a second, it is only February 1 you know.  A strong and very dynamic storm system will eject into the plains beginning late Thursday night.  The suite of weather models have been all over the place with this system and we have not blogged about it for that very reason. 

Quite honestly this winter has been so weather boring we have found our interest to be rather lackluster.  As the days get longer and the moisture begins to return to the plains in earnest our weather enthusiasm will once again return.  We promise!!!!!!

We are going to wait for the latest model runs before we get real detailed and giddy about a forecast.  Nonetheless, a strong storm is on its way that is going to produce severe weather south and southeast of the low center and a blizzard with accumulating snows on the north and northwest sides.  The points in the middle will get a soaking rain, some of it may be rather cold.

More details later this evening. ~ CS

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