Logistics: COD Stormchasing Rules, Tips, and Suggestions

  • Storm Chasing Essay (PDF file): What is storm chasing really like?
  • Power Point File: (Best bet is to save the file and run it locally rather than via the web pages)
  • Power Point File: A Day in the life of a COD Storm Chase (Again, best bet is to save it and run it)
  • Download the Power Point Viewer from microsoft.com (free), if you don't have powerpoint installed on your computer already
  • Doing an analysis

  • Rules for Isoplething
  • Doing an analysis
  • Basics for a composite map
  • Geography: Know Your Chase Country!

  • ID's, cities, SPC points, and Interstates/Major Roads
  • Topographic Map
  • About Storm Chasing

  • Stormtrack Magazine: Great Magazine along with tons of educational information!
  • The Online Storm Chasing FAQ (Roger Edwards and Tim Vasquez)
  • Chuck Doswell's Storm Chasing FAQ (great!)
  • University of Illinois Online Spotter Training Guide
  • Paul Sirvatka's Notes: Thunderstorms (pdf)
  • Paul Sirvatka's Notes: Supercell Schematic (pdf)
  • Spotter/Severe Wx Glossary from NSSL
  • Ham Radio (thanks to TAMMSSDA/Texas A&M for the links)

  • Exam Location Search
  • Tech Class Practice Exam
  • Tech Class Practice Exam Graphics (pdf)
  • Climatology and History

  • Harold Brooks' wonderful severe weather climatology page
  • Past Severe Storm Events from SPC