As severe weather begins to crank up (early for many areas I might add), the adrenaline begins to flow as we head toward our time in the field. Vehicles have been arranged with the university, and now we can begin to concentrate on the small details prior to departure. The crew has been divided into shifts covering May and May/June. Those details can now be found under the “2012 Field Crew” header.
It is official: I would like to welcome everyone to the 2012 Great Plains Storm Chase! I am sending details out to the crew that won’t be shown here, but here are the basics: departure for the May crew will be May 13 or 14 (depending upon the weather pattern). You MUST be prepared to leave on May 13 if needed. Departure for the May/June crew will be May 26 or 27, and those crew members MUST be prepared to leave during that time. As we approach each departure date, we will be able to give you the exact date for each trip. A packing list will also be forwarded to each crew member. More details forthcoming shortly.