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2019 Storm Chasing Accounts, Photos and Videos

By DAN ROBINSON
Storm Chaser/Photographer
25 Years of Storm Chasing
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2019 started with a very active period of winter weather around the country, with 3,800 miles logged for icy road coverage expeditions just through January and the first half of February. The severe weather season was busy but mostly unproductive, with high costs and little in the way of dramatic captures. Some unique events and trips have nonetheless made the year interesting, with a West Virginia tornadic supercell and a trip to California for earthquakes.

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2019 Chase Highlights

August 17, 2019
NEW BADEN, IL - Lightning "bolts from the blue" in southern Illinois.

July 16, 2019
RIDGECREST, CA - Earthquake chase trip for M7.1 surface rupture & aftershocks.

June 24, 2019
CHARLESTON, WV - Tornado producing storm in Charleston, WV.

June 5, 2019
ALTON, IL - Near-record Mississippi River flooding.

May 17, 2019
FARNHAM, NE - Tornadoes in southwest Nebraska.

April 13, 2019
VICKSBURG, MS - High-speed video of lightning stepped leaders.

March 22, 2019
AMARILLO, TX - Supercells, hail and lightning in the Texas Panhandle.

February 10, 2019
ST. LOUIS - Icy roads from freezing rain cause chaos.

January 30, 2019
SCOTT AFB, IL - Light pillars during a winter storm in the St. Louis area.

January 11, 2019
ST. LOUIS - 8 to 12 inches of snow lead to gridlock on the roads.

All 2019 Chase Logs

January 2019:
- 1/11 Snowstorm MO
- 1/16 Winter weather MO
- 1/20 Icy roads MO
- 1/25 Snow MO
- 1/26 Snow MO
- 1/27 Icy roads MO
- 1/28 Icy roads MS
- 1/29 Snow IL
- 1/30 Light pillars IL
- 1/31 Snow MO

February 2019:
- 2/5 Thunderstorms IL
- 2/6 Ice storm MO
- 2/10 Icy roads MO

March 2019:
- 3/3 Icy roads MO
- 3/14 Thunderstorms IL
- 3/22 Lightning TX
- 3/23 Supercell OK
- 3/24 Supercell IL

April 2019:
- 4/7 Lightning MO/IL
- 4/11 Lightning MO/IL
- 4/13 Lightning LA/MS
- 4/18 Lightning MO
- 4/27 Convection IL
- 4/30 Tornado intercept IL

May 2019:
- 5/2 Lightning MO/IL
- 5/6 Supercells KS
- 5/7 Supercells TX
- 5/8 Lightning OK
- 5/17 Tornado intercepts NE
- 5/18 Severe storms OK
- 5/20 Tornado intercepts TX
- 5/21 Severe storms KS
- 5/22 Lightning OK
- 5/23 Lightning TX
- 5/24 Lightning TX
- 5/25 Supercell KS
- 5/26 Funnels KS
- 5/27 Supercell IL
- 5/29 Lightning MO

June 2019:
- 6/1 Lightning MO/IL
- 6/4 Lightning MO/IL
- 6/5 Flood MO/IL
- 6/7 Flood MO/IL
- 6/12 Thunderstorms MO
- 6/14 Lightning IL
- 6/15 Tornado intercept IL
- 6/16 Lightning MO/IL
- 6/17 Thunderstorms MO/IL
- 6/19 Thunderstorms IL
- 6/21 Thunderstorms MO/IL
- 6/22 Thunderstorms MO/IL
- 6/23 Lightning bust IL
- 6/24 Supercell WV
- 6/27 Lightning bust IL
- 6/28 Lightning bust IL
- 6/30 Lightning IL

July 2019:
- 7/1 Lightning IL
- 7/2 Lightning IL
- 7/5 Lightning PA
- 7/10 Lightning bust MO/IL
- 7/15 Lightning NM
- 7/16 Earthquakes CA
- 7/21 Severe storms MO
- 7/29 Lightning MO/IL
- 7/30 Lightning bust MO

August 2019:
- 8/6 Lightning bust IL
- 8/12 Lightning MO
- 8/13 Lightning IL/MO
- 8/14 Lightning MO
- 8/16 Lightning bust MO
- 8/17 Bolts from the Blue IL
- 8/18 Lightning IL
- 8/19 Lightning IL
- 8/20 Lightning bust IL
- 8/21 Lightning bust MO
- 8/25 Lightning KS
- 8/26 Lightning bust MO
- 8/29 Lightning MO
- 8/30 Lightning bust IL
- 8/31 Lightning bust MO

Catch of the Year:

March 22: Upward lightning in Amarillo.
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