SEVERE WEATHER SEASON 2018/2019 (SevereWarningSystems) * LATEST NEWS - WINTER 2019 *
STORM SEASON 2018: A LATE AUTUMN TORNADO OUTBREAK OCCURED IN THE MIDWEST. SPC RECORDED NEAR "50" TORNADO REPORTS ON DECEMBER 1ST. AS WINTER PATTERN BECOMES PREVELANT, SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE SPARSE AND LIMITED.
AMAZING VIDEO OF PAST TORNADOES CAN BE SEEN BELOW.
2016-2019 - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PRIORITIZED - THE CREW AT SWS CONTINUES RESEARCH MODE FOR MORE TORNADIC RESEARCH. THE RESEARCH PAGE WILL BE OUTLINED THIS MONTH FOR WHAT'S ON TAP. LAUNCHED PROBE/RETRIEVAL, AND INTENSE DOCUMENTED METER READINGS FROM PAST SEASONS SHOW FAVORABLE DATA DOCUMENTATION. AS WE MOVE FORWARD FOR NEXT SEASON.. SWS WILL BE OUT THERE FOR MORE SEVERE WX EVENTS IN AUTUMN. TESTING OF NEW SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WILL BE OUR MOTIVATION THIS FALL. SEE BELOW UPDATED FOR PAST VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS.
WE DIRECTLY INTERCEPT AN INTENSE TORNADO JUNE 30th IN NORTH DAKOTA.. WATCH THIS
OUR FINAL YOU TUBE VIDEO AND CHANNEL "75 PLUS" DEDICATED TO TEAM TWISTEX * MORE VIDEOS BELOW
STORM CHASE VIDEO FROM 2 YEAR AGO- MISS YOU CARL YOUNG- (VIDEOS BELOW)
JOHN HALLEN | CARL YOUNG - WE INTERCEPT SEVERAL TORNADO WARNED STORMS IN APRIL AND MAY - WE ATTEND WITH A SEVERE WX PREPPED FORD RAPTOR BY VIPER TOURS.. OBTAINING RESEARCH DATA.. AND BEING IN PLACE TO HELP IN SITUATIONS OF DISASTER. * VIDEOS OF JOHN/CARL FROM A YEAR AGO *
WE INTERCEPT A WEAK TORNADO IN KANSAS ON OUR FIRST CHASE DAY OF THE 2013 SEASON
APR 7 - We head into Kansas after a long drive from California. Carl Young and I meet up with Jeff Shardell, Dustin Feldman, Nicholas Rodick (Make-A-Wish Foundation) attendee, and his step father Tim.
THE CHASE - With sound planning and nowcasting we were able to directly intercept a weak tornado near Albert, Kansas. The Ford raptor with Viper Tours crew attended and got a prime view. Nicholas was so happy!! JOHN HALLEN, VIPER TOURS GET UP FRONT, CLOSE AND PERSONAL IN SEVERE WEATHER EPICENTER.
"VIDEO" JOHN, INTERCEPTS TORNADO WITH VIPER TOURS----->
* JOHN HALLEN | CARL YOUNG | VIPER TOURS.. WITH "MAKE-A-WISH" ATTENDEE * - INTERCEPTING TORNADIC STORMS IN ARKANSAS
WE INTERCEPT SEVERE STORMS IN TEXAS ON "DAY 2" AND FOR "DAY 3" IN ARKANSAS.
APR 9 - John and Carl start out in southern Oklahoma as many storms that fired got "undercut" by the powerful cold front. we run south to Seymour Texas severe warned storm to see it behave the same.
APR 10 - Our initial target for the morning began in Texarkana. We then played ahead of the main line firing on the frontal boundary in northeastern Arkansas. Storms were "seeded" by line storm anvils. We then intercepted the tornado warned storm near Mountain View, AR. VIPER TOURS REALLY STEPS UP ON THIS CHASE !!
A FEW SEVERE TORNADIC STORM HIGHLIGHTS: "A LOT OF TORNADO VIDEO ON THAT YOU TUBE CHANNEL"
The past years chases have yielded multiple incidents of close range ground circulation of tornadoes. John documented "dozens" of violent tornadoes in 2011 and many significant chases with multiple tornado intercepts in 2012 and 2013.
* PLEASE SEE SWS SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOU TUBE CHANNEL FOR DOCUMENTED CHRONOLOGICAL CHASE EVENTS *
SEE BELOW FOR VIEWING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEBPAGE
Multiple Strong Tornadoes of 2011
Hurricane Irene Intercept by John August 27 2011
Crazy Tornado Intercept June 20 2011
Canton Oklahoma Violent Tornado
APRIL 27 2011 - AN EF-5 CAPTURE.. MS/AL SUPER OUTBREAK: STORMS IN MISSOURI.. TEXAS.. ARKANSAS.. TEXAS AGAIN.. THE SUPEROUTBREAK APR 27TH IN MISSISSIPPI TO ALABAMA. THE APRIL ENDED WITH THE LONE STAR TEXAS TORNADOFEST APR 30TH. THE SPC IS SHOWING ALMOST 900 PRELIMINARY REPORTS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL. OVER 30 TORNADOES BY JOHN HALLEN IN A RECORD MONTH.
SEE THE VIDEOS BELOW FOR THE CAPTURE OF THE EF-5.. AND THE APRIL 2011 COMPILATION WE WITNESS THE UNTHINKABLE.. BUT MORE THEN THAT.. WE PUT OURSELVES IN "HARMS WAY" TO WARN PEOPLE THAT THIS DEADLY TORNADO HEADING RIGHT AT US !! THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FOOTAGE SHOWS THE MOMENT OF FEAR.. THE WARNING AND THE CLOSE RANGE EF-5 MONSTER CAPTURED BY SWS JOHN HALLEN. SEE "INSANE" VIDEO BELOW
April 2011 Compilation
A RARE EF-5 Violent Tornado
AND MORE: SWS John Hallen captures tornado destruction insanity.. this capture aired on TWC "WEATHER CAUGHT ON CAMERA"Check out this event from our view - SWS Details- and more airtimes as it re-runs.
"TEAM SWS" |THE CHASES | 2011 Results were "off the charts"Most Tornadic Storms Intercepted
ACCOMPLISHED CHASES- APRIL - NOVEMBER, 2011. With (3) chase vehicles this year, and the scout team proven in the field the year previous, 2011 played out with success in direct intercepts. Lots of opportunities for us to gather data and witness more tornadoes then ever imagined.
CERTIFED EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, SWS has assisted others numerous times in the event of a catastrophic tornadic destruction. SAR trained canine "Terra" was present for the third year The canines off season continued training was maximized. Terra performed retrieval training in many destruction paths this year. Terra is ready for 2013.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, Successful probe cannon launches were performed for 3 seasons (2009 to 2012). Continuation of this program will be determined on data retrieval possibility in tornadic circulation. Not successful yet using this launcher for the measurements we need, the direct contacts with the tornadic circulation have yielded SWS the best data so far.
VEHICLE TESTING PROGRAM. Amazing chaos describes some of the severe intercepts these cars went through. Video on SWS You Tube channel show what we tested in 2009 and 2010. We have noted that the low center of wieght distribution and base ground effects minimized the movement of a small vehicle in an extreme severe weather situation.
FOR 2013- IN APR, OVER 8500 MILES LOGGED TESTING THE 2013 NISSAN SENTRA(VEHICLE TESTING CONTINUES)
RESEARCH PROJECTS.. VEHICLE TESTING.. INSANE TORNADO INTERCEPTS.. SEVEREWARNINGSYSTEMS.COM)
GETTING CLOSE IN NEBRASKA
IN SOUTHERN IOWA
VEHICLE STORM SAFETY TESTING
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN THE MOST POWERFUL STORMS ON EARTH CONTINUES FOR THE NEW SEASON.
UNIQUE FIELD PROJECTS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, AND MORE CONTINUES FOR THE 2013 SEASON.
A LOWERING AS IT APPROACHES
JOHN H IN POSITION FOR A PROBE LAUNCH
A SUCCESSFUL PROBE CANNON LAUNCH
UNIQUE FIELD PROJECTS, ARCHIVED SWS STUDIES, AND MORE RESEARCH.
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