SEVERE WEATHER SEASON 2013 (SevereWarningSystems) * LATEST NEWS *
FOR APRIL WE LOGGED (5) SEVERE WEATHER CHASE DAYS. STARTING APR 7th.. MOST RECENT APRIL 18th. JOHN HALLEN TEAMS UP WITH VIPER TOURS INTERCEPTING EXTREME SEVERE WEATHER.. TORNADOES AND MORE. MAY UPDATES
3 SEVERE STORM INTERCEPT VIDEOS RELEASED FOR APRIL 2013 - SEE BELOW - MAY CHASES IN PROGRESS!!
2013 STORM CHASES ATTENDED FOR APRIL - 5 INTENSE DAYS IN CHAOS !! (VIDEOS BELOW)
* JOHN HALLEN | VIPER TOURS - INTERCEPT SEVERAL TORNADO WARNED STORMS - A SEVERE WX PREPPED FORD RAPTOR IN ACTION !!
THE EXTREME SEVERE WEATHER & TORNADOES APRIL 17 IN OKLAHOMA THE 18TH IN MISSOURI TO MISSISSIPPI
APR 17th - John along with the Viper Tours crew intercepted multiple tornado warned storms in Oklahoma. This "action packed" storm intercept shows the advantage of having a well equipped storm chase vehicle.
APR 18th - We started out by arriving in southern Missouri by late morning intercepting a tornado warned storm in Thayer. We continue south to Mississippi intercepting a few tornado producing storms. SWS, VIPER TOURS, A FORD RAPTOR, A MUST SEE VIDEO
"NEW VIDEO" IN TORNADOES AND EXTREME SEVERE STORMS--->
* JOHN HALLEN | VIPER TOURS.. & "MAKE-A-WISH" ATTENDEE * - WE INTERCEPT TORNADIC STORMS IN ARKANSAS
WE INTERCEPT SEVERE STORMS IN TEXAS ON "DAY 2" AND FOR "DAY 3" IN ARKANSAS.
APR 9 - We 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 !!
* JOHN HALLEN & VIPER TOURS.. ALONG WITH "MAKE-A-WISH" NICHOLAS RODICK* - VIEWS A DIRECT WEAK TORNADO INTERCEPT
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----->
2011 - 2012 SEVERE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS& MANY STRONG TORNADOES
These two years chases yield multiple incidents of close range ground circulation of tornadoes. John documented "dozens" of violent tornadoes in 2011 and many significant chases with multiple strong tornado intercepts in 2012.
* PLEASE SEE SWS SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOU TUBE CHANNEL FOR DOCUMENTED CHRONOLOGICAL CHASE EVENTS-
John also intercepted Hurricane Irene direct inside the eyewall in late August of 2011. The last tornado witnessed was April 18 2013 in western Mississippi.
SWS/SAR Chase dog "Terra" on site for the 2009 to 2012 season. Terra participated in search and rescue and other duties. Breakthrough scientific data obtained by John & team this year will be analyzed in the off season for months. Case study data and 2013 planning in progress.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE NOTABLE HIGHLIGHTS FROM SWS.
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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