April 29th, 2010 First Chase/Equipment Check

Posted on April 29th, 2010 by Chris White.
Categories: Chase Reports.

I really was not expecting a line of storms to fire South the metro.  The NWS radio went off I fired up GR3 and saw a line of cells shooting up to 35k feet heading NE at 40 into Dakota County.  I grabbed some bags and jumped into the car.   I took my netbook, I thought I had loaded all the drivers and software but, I was wrong.  Had no data, no maps, no GPS(nothing worked, my regular laptop is retired to no more traveling it’s taken one too many drops/etc).  Anyhow I jumped onto I35 and took Cty 42 East to Hastings, into Prescott(I know Wisconsin) then US 10 intercepting the lead cell following into Ellsworth.  I watched the second cell pass some nice Tcu a little bit of CTC lightning and lots of rain.  I believe I saw Mr. Stanga walking out of Subway in Ellsworth.  The sirens were going off in the Prescott area although I am not sure why.   I had NWS radio and I believe the warnings expired on them around that time.

1 comment.

Robin Wiesneth
Comment on May 4th, 2011.

Hi Chris,

Stumbled on to your blog from Linkedin, nice layout! Can’t wait to follow more of your storm chasing adventures.
it was nice to finally meet you at the wedding in April, hope to see you in Sandestin one of these days!

Robin and Charles Wiesneth

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