2006 Storm Chasing Events

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SEASON SUMMARY: 2006 is known for being one of the worst years in modern storm chasing history. Moisture depth and mixing problems plagued the Great Plains states during the peak spring season, limiting opportunities for supercells and tornadoes. Although there were some “diamonds in the rough”, many chasers didn’t see a tornado during their 2006 spring season. The Midwest and Mississippi Valleys, on the other hand, experienced several major tornado outbreaks in the spring and fall.

  • March 12, 2006: Missouri/Illinois tornado outbreak**
  • April 6, 2006: Hanover, Kansas tornadoes**
  • April 13, 2006: Iowa City, Iowa tornadoes**
  • April 15, 2006: Beatrice, Nebraska tornado**
  • April 24, 2006: El Reno, Oklahoma tornadoes**
  • May 5, 2006: Patricia, Texas tornado**
  • August 24, 2006: Nicolett County, Minnesota tornadoes**
  • September 16, 2006: Salem, South Dakota tornado**
  • September 21, 2006: Russell, Kansas tornado**
  • September 22, 2006: Midwest tornado outbreak
  • October 26, 2006: Minneola/Protection, Kansas tornadoes (cold core)**

**These events are in need of an author! If you would like to contribute a summary and images for one or more of these events, please contact a WxLibrary editor.

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