I have originally put together this web site back in 1996 telling you a little about myself. Since then, it has outgrown so many "hosts" that it needed a final home as "Sky-Chaser"! This should be an easy name to remember for hurricane chasing, storm chasing, severe weather, extreme journalism, skydiving, photography, travel, computer graphics and video, computer programming, Web design, and much more! I am a computer programmer / analyst, writer, skydiver (USPA C30317), amateur photographer, extreme storm journalist, and computer artist. I enjoy flying and aerobatics, boating and jet skis, surfing, HAM radio, skydiving, and videography. I am also a volunteer SKYWARN storm spotter (FL B036 / 5257) for the National Weather Service as well as a licensed HAM radio operator (KG4PJN).
"Sky-Chaser" Consulting, as this site reflects from a business standpoint, mainly specializes in storm / hurricane chasing, and other documentation of extreme weather events for media, educational, charity / benefits, and public awareness goals. This site also contains my computer consulting services in PICK (Universe, Unidata, and similar Multivalue-DB oriented) programming for many major business requirements. The "Sky-Chaser" site also has lots of information about my other sports, hobbies, and lifestyles besides storm journalism and computer consulting. I feel you should enjoy or even be able to utilize some of the areas on this web site for anything from education to entertainment ... And be sure check back often, because it is updated on a continuous basis!
Chris Collura - Sky-Chaser Consulting - HAM KG4PJN - Skywarn FL B036 / 5257 - USPA C30317
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Since 1996! ... Last Major Site Update: Tuesday - May 31, 2016
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MAIN CHASE TRIP COMPLETED - MAY 21-28, 2016
I finished another successful trip chasing storms in the Central USA from May 21-28. A full chase log will be available soon, so please check back often, or you can follow along and jump right to that area by clicking the image above, or the link for it HERE.
TORNADIC VIOLENCE IN OKLAHOMA - MAY 9, 2016
In the image above, both the visible satellite and radar image (base reflectivity) is shown for the violent tornadic supercell that occurred north of Sulphur, Oklahoma during the afternoon of May 9. I was NOT chasing this storm (unfortunately) because I had to head back to Chicago that day (travel day) for work the next morning. The impressive radar presentation (right image) of this storm shows an extremely powerful mesocyclone (velocity is the upper-right inset, and correlation-coefficient in the lower-right inset - Prominently showing the grey-blue "debris" ball) as this storm was producing a potentially violent wedge tornado. The satellite image to the left shows the supercells in Oklahoma firing along the dryline (annotated), including the one in the radar images (circled). Impressive to say the least! Don't forget to check out my chase logs in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for my latest chase from May 6-9, and many more chases in 2016. You can jump right to that area by clicking the image above, or the link for it HERE.
STORM CHASING TRIP FROM APRIL 14-17 A SUCCESS
Another chase trip to the Central USA plains was done from April 25 to 28, 2016. Two tornadoes were observed in two of three severe thunderstorms in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. Please check my chase logs in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for this and many more chases in 2016. You can jump right to that area by clicking the image above, or the link for it HERE.
STORM CHASING TRIP FROM APRIL 14-17 A SUCCESS
A great chase trip to the Central USA plains was done from April 14 to 17, 2016. This included a flight into Denver, Colorado and a trip into the TX / OK panhandles where 4 tornadoes were observed! Please check my chase logs in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for this and many more chases in 2016. You can jump right to that area by clicking the image above, or the link for it HERE.
FIRST MAJOR CHASE IN 2016
The first major storm chase was done on March 15, 2016 in west-central Illinois from near Carthage to Peoria. Three tornadoes were observeded with two supercell storms intercepted during the late afternoon. This marks the start of the 2016 chase season logs for this web-site in the Midwest / Central USA. Please check my chase logs in the STORM CHASING section of this web-site under MIDWEST 2016 for this and many more chases in 2016. You can jump right to that area (under construction) by clicking the image above, or the link for it HERE.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
Another year is upon us as we enter 2016. Winter is in full swing up north, which is not a surprise, until you look in the far eastern North Atlantic. Hurricane "Alex" formed on January 13 and moved into the Azores a day later packing winds over 80 MPH. Hurricanes in the Atlantic basin in January are extremely rare, but can happen given the right conditions. Happy new year to all.
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