From May 8th to
June 5th, 2010, Ryan went on his yearly storm chasing
trip in the Plains states as a tour guide and driver with
Storm Chasing Adventure Tours (http://stormchasing.com).
group saw eight tornadoes this year, including an EF2-rated stovepipe
tornado near Campo, Colorado.
On May 31st, a supercell thunderstorm near Campo, Colorado dropped three or more tornadoes, including a large EF2-rated stovepipe tornado. Ryan was just 150 yards away from this twister.
A classic cone tornado touched down just east of Walsh, Colorado on May 25th, 2010. Storm Chasing Adventure Tours was positioned just east of the Colorado/Kansas border about a mile away from this tornado.
On May 19th, 2010, a large tornado outbreak hit Oklahoma. Storm Chasing Adventure Tours was there in Leedey and Pauls Valley, Oklahoma as tornadoes touched down. The second tornado in Pauls Valley, OK had quite a violent wall cloud and the roar of the tornado was heard.
Central and Northern Oklahoma experienced a historic severe weather outbreak on May 10th, 2010. Storm Chasing Adventure Tours intercepted two supercell thunderstorms with visible rotation. Since the storms were moving at 50 mph or more, it was very difficult to keep up with them.
Ryan was interviewed live via phone on The Weather Channel on May 26th after a pair of tornadoes touched down near Walsh, Colorado on the previous day.
Kevin Harned of WAVE-TV in Louisville and Ryan appeared via Skype from Guymon, Oklahoma on a late evening newscast to discuss the tornadoes that touched down near Campo, Colorado.
5/11 - Aftermath of May 10th, 2010 Oklahoma tornado outbreak
5/12 - Linear storms near Attica, KS
5/13 - Supercells near Kermit, TX and Brownfield, TX
5/19 - Tornadoes near Leedey and Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (see video above)
5/20 - Brownwood, Texas lightning show
5/25 - Walsh, Colorado tornado (see video above)
5/31 - Campo, Colorado tornadoes (see video above)
6/2 - Colby, Kansas supercell