Once I analyse all the models, I choose a target. This target is merely a region or town base from where I can re-analyse once I am closer or at the target. If conditions change or storms develop earlier or in a slightly different location, an adjustment to both the the target and chase plan may be necessary. The chase strategy is influenced by the road network and storm motions and thence tactics have to be altered. A storm chaser has to have the ability to quickly make decisions to ensure they remain safe as well as achieving their goals.
Choosing a target
Storm Surprise Sydney 24t... Take this storm as a surprise little cell that came to me from the north near Castle Hill. Impressive event locally - one of a few storms
What type of conditions c... I have chased anything from general lightning producing storms to violent supercell (rotating thunderstorms) that produce giant hailstones and tornadoes. I have not only been close to