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Tornado Chasing Expedition Logs & Photos

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By DAN ROBINSON
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This page lists all of my tornado intercept days from newest to oldest, with links to each chase report containing more photos, videos and detailed accounts. Most of these images are still frames captured from video footage. For high-resolution stills, view the tornado stills gallery page. I have stock footage of these tornadoes available at the tornado stock footage page. To answer a frequent question, I have seen a total of 179 tornadoes. I also have an article answering the question How hard is it to see a tornado?

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July 9, 2024 - Mount Vernon EF3 and Johnson EF2, Indiana tornadoes (3)

Significant tornadoes in southwestern Indiana from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl, including a close drone intercept.

May 26, 2024 - Oakville, Missouri tornado (1)

A tornado in the southern St. Louis metro area.

May 25, 2024 - Windthorst, Texas tornado (1)

A strong tornado south of Wichita Falls, Texas.

May 21, 2024 - Red Oak, Villisca and Corning, Iowa tornadoes (4)

A localized outbreak of strong tornadoes in southwestern Iowa, including the start of the EF4 that struck Greenfield.

May 19, 2024 - Russell and Dorrance, Kansas tornadoes (2)

Two mesovortex tornadoes from a 100mph-wind-producing storm complex along I-70 in Kansas.

May 7, 2024 - Sulphur, Indiana tornado (1)

Weak tornado along I-64 in southern Indiana.

May 6, 2024 - Hominy-Barnsdall, Oklahoma EF4 tornado (1)

A significant, long-lived and violent nighttime tornado illuminated by lightning in northeastern Oklahoma.

April 27, 2024 - Foraker, Oklahoma tornado (1)

Tornadic spinups in northern Oklahoma.

April 26, 2024 - Nebraska and Iowa tornado outbreak (10)

Numerous tornadoes and close intercepts during a historic outbreak in eastern Nebraska and western/southern Iowa.

April 2, 2024 - Jeffersonville, Indiana tornado (1)

Rain-wrapped tornado in the Louisville, Kentucky metro area.

February 8, 2024 - Henry, Illinois tornado (1)

Weak wintertime tornado in northern Illinois.

June 17, 2023 - Turpin, Oklahoma tornado (1)

Weak, brief tornado in the Oklahoma panhandle.

April 4, 2023 - Table Grove, Illinois tornado (1)

Rope stage of EF-1 tornado in western Illinois.

April 29, 2022 - Elmo, Kansas tornado (1)

High-based supercell tornado in central Kansas.

December 10, 2021 - Chesterfield, Missouri tornado (1)

Nighttime tornado in the western St. Louis metro area during a December outbreak.

May 26, 2021 - Hays, Kansas tornado (1)

Deeply occluded meso produces a tornado south of Hays, Kansas.

May 24, 2021 - Rexford and Selden, Kansas tornadoes (2)

Tornadoes in northwestern Kansas, one strikes the town of Selden.

May 23, 2021 - Arriba, Colorado tornado (1)

Tornado near Arriba, Colorado near I-70.

May 17, 2021 - Forsan, Texas tornadoes (3)

Tornadoes south of Big Spring, Texas.

May 3, 2021 - Ashland and Illiopolis, Illinois tornadoes (4)

Dusty tornadoes along the I-72 corridor in central Illinois.

June 15, 2019 - Mt. Olive, Illinois tornado (1)

Weak MCV-related tornado in central Illinois.

May 20, 2019 - Paducah, Texas tornadoes (2)

Tornadoes in western north Texas.

May 17, 2019 - McCook/Farnham, Nebraska tornadoes (3)

Tornadoes in southwestern Nebraska.

April 30, 2019 - Donnellson, Illinois tornado (1)

Tornado in central Illinois near Coffeen Lake.

March 22, 2019 - Vega, Texas tornado (1)

Tornado along I-40 in the Texas Panhandle.

December 1, 2018 - Central Illinois tornadoes (4)

December tornado outbreak in central Illinois.

June 1, 2018 - Ord, Nebraska tornado (1)

QLCS tornado barely misses Ord, Nebraska.

May 29, 2018 - Waynoka, Oklahoma tornado (1)

Thin rope tornado east of the town of Waynoka in northwestern Oklahoma.

May 28, 2018 - Colorado landspout tornadoes (5)

Five landspout tornadoes in eastern Colorado.

November 5, 2017 - Huey, Illinois tornado (1)

Thin needle tornado near Carlyle Lake in southern Illinois.

July 21, 2017 - Clifton, Illinois tornado (1)

Short-lived tornado south of the Chicago metro area.

June 12, 2017 - Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska tornadoes (5)

Five tornadoes in the Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska tri-state region.

May 16, 2017 - McLean, Texas tornado (1)

A photogenic tornado in the Texas panhandle.

February 28, 2017 - Christopher, Illinois tornado (1)

An EF4 intercept during a wintertime tornado outbreak across the Midwest.

June 22, 2016 - Troy Grove and Pontiac, Illinois tornadoes (2)

Tornadoes in northern Illinois during a northwest flow event.

May 25, 2016 - Bennington and Abilene, KS tornadoes (2)

Long-track EF4 tornado in central Kansas.

May 24, 2016 - Dodge City, KS tornadoes (11)

Numerous tornadoes in southwestern Kansas!

May 22, 2016 - Spearman, TX tornadoes (2)

Tornadoes in the Texas panhandle.

June 28, 2015 - Eolia and St. Peters, MO tornadoes (3)

Tornadoes northwest of and in the St. Louis metro.

June 19, 2015 - Enfield, IL tornado (1)

One of many tornadoes in southern Illinois due to Tropical Storm Bill.

May 15, 2015 - Lakeside, NE tornado (1)

Tornado near a surface low in western Nebraska.

May 8, 2015 - Throckmorton, TX tornado (1)

Tornado in an HP supercell in north Texas.

October 13, 2014 - New Baden, IL tornado (1)

Fall season tornado only a mile from home in October.

June 7, 2014 - St. Louis Metro Area Tornadoes (2)

A tornado mini-outbreak in the St. Louis metro area and surrounding region.

June 3, 2014 - Nebraska City, Nebraska Tornado (1)

Another HP supercell in Nebraska with a hard-to-see tornado near Nebraska City.

May 11, 2014 - Beaver Crossing, Nebraska Tornadoes (2)

A HP supercell with multiple hard-to-see tornadoes along the I-80 corridor in Nebraska.

May 10, 2014 - Marshall and Lexington, Missouri Tornadoes (2)

A supercell produces tornadoes along a warm front in central Missouri.

February 20, 2014 - Concord/Chapin, Illinois Tornadoes (2)

A wintertime severe weather event in the Midwest produces photogenic tornadoes in Illinois.

July 2, 2013 - Geff (Jeffersonville), Illinois Tornado (1)

Tornado in eastern Illinois with second consecutive MCV/upper low setup.

July 1, 2013 - Saint Francisville/Bellmont, Illinois Tornadoes (3)

Tornadoes in eastern Illinois with an MCV/upper low setup.

June 12, 2013 - Paw Paw, Illinois Tornado (1)

Tornado west of the Chicago metro area.

May 31, 2013 - El Reno, Oklahoma Tornadoes (4)

The 2.6-mile-wide EF5 tornado with two satellite tornadoes and one anticyclonic tornado.

May 28, 2013 - Bennington, Kansas Tornadoes (2)

A nearly stationary EF4 tornado in central Kansas.

May 18, 2013 - Rozel, Kansas Tornadoes (2)

The spectacular Rozel EF4 tornado and a second close tornado in central Kansas.

September 25, 2012 - Okawville, Illinois Tornado (1)

An amazing fall season tornado just east of the St. Louis metro area in Illinois. Read full chase log >

April 14, 2012 - Northwestern Oklahoma Tornadoes (6)

A spectacular chase in northwestern Oklahoma during a tornado outbreak. Read full chase log >

April 13, 2012 - Blair/Cooperton, Oklahoma Tornadoes (4)

Four tornadoes with an HP supercell in southwestern Oklahoma, including getting caught in the outer edge of a large tornado. Read full chase log >

May 25, 2011 - Dix, Illinois Tornado (1)

An EF1 tornado in central Illinois during a Midwestern High Risk day. Read full chase log >

April 19, 2011 - Litchfield, Illinois Tornado (1)

An EF2 tornado northeast of St. Louis during a Midwestern spring severe weather outbreak. Read full chase log >

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May 20, 2010 - Sedalia, Missouri Tornado (1)

A cold-core setup produces this tornado in the town of Sedalia in Missouri. Read chase log >
Sedalia, Missouri Tornado Sedalia, Missouri Tornado Sedalia, Missouri Tornado Sedalia, Missouri Tornado

May 10, 2010 - Medford/Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornadoes (4)

Tornado outbreak day in Oklahoma. Read chase log >
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April 22, 2010 - Paducah, Texas Tornado (1)

Wedge tornado in western north Texas. Read chase log >
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May 26, 2008 - Pratt, Kansas Tornado (1)

A brief tornado near Pratt, Kansas. Read chase log >
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May 24, 2008 - Perry, Oklahoma Tornadoes (3)

Three tornadoes from a long-tracked cyclic supercell in Oklahoma. Read chase log >
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May 5, 2007 - Macksville/Great Bend, Kansas Tornadoes (5)

A major tornado outbreak strikes the same area for a second consecutive day. Read chase log >
Tornado near Macksville, Kansas Tornado near Macksville, Kansas Tornado near Macksville, Kansas Tornado near Macksville, Kansas

May 4, 2007 - Greensburg, Kansas Tornadoes (5)

The Greensburg, Kansas EF5 and multiple tornadoes. Read chase log >
The Greensburg, Kansas F5 Tornado The Greensburg, Kansas F5 Tornado Tornado near Greensburg, Kansas Double tornadoes near Greensburg, Kansas

April 23, 2007 - Protection, Kansas Tornadoes (5)

An efficient tornado-producing supercell in southern Kansas. Read chase log >
Tornado near Protection, Kansas Tornado near Protection, Kansas Tornado near Protection, Kansas Tornado near Protection, Kansas

September 22, 2006 - Crosstown, Missouri/Murphysboro, Illinois Tornado (1)

The last F4 on the old Fujita scale strikes towns on either side of the Mississippi. Read chase log >
Crosstown, Missouri F4 tornado Crosstown, Missouri F4 tornado Crosstown, Missouri F4 tornado Crosstown, Missouri F4 tornado

June 12, 2005 - Spur/Jayton, Texas Tornadoes (7)

A cyclic supercell produces tornadoes of every shape and size in Kent County, Texas. Read chase log >
Large tornado near Spur, Texas Wedge tornado near Spur, Texas Tornado near Jayton, Texas Tornado near Jayton, Texas

June 9, 2005 - Hill City/Stockton, Kansas Tornadoes (5)

A potent supercell produces strong tornadoes in northern Kansas. Read chase log >
Tornado near Zurich, Kansas Tornado near Zurich, Kansas Tornado near Stockton, Kansas Tornado near Stockton, Kansas

June 7, 2005 - Kadoka, South Dakota Tornado (1)

A tornado drops from a supercell in western South Dakota. Read chase log >
Tornado near Kadoka, South Dakota Tornado near Kadoka, South Dakota Tornado near Kadoka, South Dakota Tornado near Kadoka, South Dakota

May 30, 2005 - Pritchett, Colorado Tornado (1)

A brief tornado spins up in southeastern Colorado. Read chase log >
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June 12, 2004 - Mulvane/Rock, Kansas Tornadoes (3)

Photogenic tornadoes from a cyclic supercell south of Wichita. Read chase log >
Tornado and lightning at Mulvane, Kansas Tornado at Mulvane, Kansas F3 tornado hits house at Mulvane, Kansas Tornado at sunset near Rock, Kansas

June 11, 2004 - Fort Dodge, Iowa Tornado (1)

A potent tornado forms in rural Iowa. Read chase log >
Tornado near Fort Dodge, Iowa Tornado near Fort Dodge, Iowa Tornado near Fort Dodge, Iowa Tornado near Fort Dodge, Iowa

May 29, 2004 - Calumet/Concho, Oklahoma Tornadoes (2)

Tornadoes, including one anticyclonic, from a long-lived supercell in central Oklahoma. Read chase log >
Anticyclonic tornado near Calumet, Oklahoma Anticyclonic tornado near Calumet, Oklahoma Anticyclonic tornado near Calumet, Oklahoma Tornado near Calumet, Oklahoma

May 26, 2004 - Pawnee/Prue, Oklahoma Tornadoes (2)

Two tornadoes in rural northern Oklahoma. Read chase log >
Tornado near Pawnee, Oklahoma Tornado near Pawnee, Oklahoma Tornado near Prue, Oklahoma Tornado near Prue, Oklahoma

May 21, 2004 - Hadar, Nebraska Tornado (1)

A brief tornado near Norfolk, Nebraska. Read chase log >
Tornado near Hadar, Nebraska Tornado near Hadar, Nebraska Tornado near Hadar, Nebraska Tornado near Hadar, Nebraska

May 12, 2004 - Sharon/Attica/Harper, Kansas Tornadoes (3)

Three tornadoes from a cyclic supercell in southern Kansas, including a strong tornado after dark. Read chase log >
Tornado near Sharon, Kansas Tornado in Attica, Kansas Tornado in Attica, Kansas Tornado at night near Harper, Kansas

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