I have been out storm chasing with a few Virginia Tech alumni for the past two weeks. I haven’t had time to post on this blog, and am behind on my storm chase blog as well.
This storm chase has been probably the best chase I have ever done. My chase team was solid. We caught four tornadoes in four states. We were on severe storms almost every day. Navigation, costs, and everything were within spec. I did get a few hail dents, but kept all of the windows.
I did lose a former student during this time. Unfortuately, my former student and friend, Ben Nzavi, drowned while trying to save his daughter, who fell in a lake and also drowned.
I’m in a little post-chase depression, as usual, after our last chase day. I just dropped Kathryn off at the Tulsa airport, and said goodbye to Alex, Aaron and Dan, as they drive back to VA. I am at a Waffle House just north of town, getting ready for my long trek west.
Thank you guys for reading my post.