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2018 Storm Chasing Accounts, Photos and Videos

By DAN ROBINSON
Storm Chaser/Photographer
25 Years of Storm Chasing
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2018 was a challenging year, with some surprises and a few firsts. The year brought my first landspouts, my first December tornadoes and my first Category 4 hurricane. I went on my latest-in-the-year Great Plains chase trip on June 23, and captured my latest-in-season icy road video on April 1. The final tornado tally came in at 11, with 7 in the Great Plains and 4 in the Midwest region. I covered at total of 13 states for winter storms and severe weather. In 2018, Illinois became tied with Oklahoma for the #2 spot on my state-by-state tornado rankings at 25 each.

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2018 Chase Highlights

January 11, 2018
O'FALLON, IL - Light pillars during a winter storm in the St. Louis area.

May 26, 2018
MONROE CITY, MO - Sunset mammatus spectacular in northeastern Missouri.

May 28, 2018
SEIBERT, CO - Landspout tornado outbreak in eastern Colorado.

May 30, 2018
ARNETT, OK - Close lightning in Oklahoma.

June 2, 2018
EAGLE, NE - Upward lightning east of Lincoln, Nebraska.

June 14, 2018
ST. LOUIS - Rainbow at the Gateway Arch.

June 28, 2018
ST. LOUIS - Sunset lightning at the Gateway Arch.

August 6, 2018
ALTON, IL - Lightning barrage at Alton, IL with close strikes.

October 10, 2018
PANAMA CITY, FL - Near-Category 5 Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida.

December 1, 2018
BEARDSTOWN, IL - December tornado outbreak in central Illinois.

All 2018 Chase Logs

January 2018:
- 1/11 Light pillars IL
- 1/16 Icy roads MS

March 2018:
- 3/24 Snowstorm IL

April 2018:
- 4/1 Icy roads MO
- 4/2 Hail/lightning IL
- 4/3 Supercells IL
- 4/13 Lightning MO

May 2018:
- 5/2 Supercells OK
- 5/6 Lightning IL
- 5/19 Severe storm KS/MO
- 5/26 Sunset mammatus MO
- 5/28 Tornado intercepts CO
- 5/29 Tornado intercept OK
- 5/30 Close lightning TX/OK
- 5/31 Close lightning MO

June 2018:
- 6/1 Tornado intercept NE
- 6/2 Lightning NE
- 6/10 Lightning IL
- 6/11 Lightning IL
- 6/14 Arch rainbow MO
- 6/23 Supercells OK
- 6/25 Supercells IL/MO
- 6/26 Lightning MO
- 6/28 Lightning MO

July 2018:
- 7/3 Lightning MO
- 7/14 Lightning IL
- 7/19 Supercells IA/MO
- 7/20 Supercells KY/TN

August 2018:
- 8/7 Close lightning IL

October 2018:
- 10/10 Hurricane Michael FL

November 2018:
- 11/9 Icy Roads MO/IL
- 11/15 Snow MO
- 11/25 Snow MO

December 2018:
- 12/1 Tornado intercepts IL
- 12/4 Icy roads MO
- 12/7 Winter storm OK

Catch of the Year:

December 1: Tornado at Beardstown, Illinois.
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