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Large EF-4 wedge near Rochelle IL – 4/9/2015

Large wedge tornado near Rochelle IL on April 9th, 2015. This tornado started near Franklin Grove, IL, and ended north of Kirkland IL south of Belvidere IL. This tornado was given a preliminary rating of EF4 with winds estimated at up to 200mph!
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The 2015 Season Begins! Our first chases upcoming…

The 2015 chase season has begun. We will be out chasing this coming week. Heading out of Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon (4/7), to Kansas City for the night, then pick up Wednesday morning and head towards the target area likely somewhere in Kansas or Oklahoma. From there, we wait for storms to initiate, then the chase is on. It will be a multi-day chase across the plains.

We will be live streaming on Severe Studios. You can check the tracker link on the top menu of this page for access to our live tracker, and link to the live stream.

So long winter!