After over a decade of late-May southern plains chasing, I decided to mix it up this year and work a late-season tour to chase up north, and got a couple of days chasing in pre-tour with chase-buddy Brad Nelson.

2018 in general was a pretty horrible chase season and we had only moderate luck, though considering the weak pattern when I was out we still got 3 very good chase days in and 3 marginal ones. On the tour, we drove like crazy, completing two full circles around the northern plains to the tune of 4,128 miles in just 6 days! It was my first time chasing in Wyoming, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Nebraska in quite a few years. No tornadoes, but as usual, some great storms, great lightning and structure, and a lot of fun with the tour guests and friends.

2018 Chase Logs / Summary

2018 Photo Album:
2018 Photo Album with captions


June 12th Buffalo, OK Lightning Show

Chase Day Pages:

June 10th, 2018: Western SD supercells and shelf structure near Faith.

June 11th, 2018: Fremont, NE tornado warned supercell.

June 12th, 2018: OK Panhandle electrified supercells and structurefest.

June 14th, 2018: Williston, ND supercell.

May 11th, 2018 Fremont, NE Supercell

All pictures (C) Richard Hamel 2019.

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