NEXLAB Mailing List Pics/Videos Trip Info FAQ/Info Materials

Preparation Materials: (All students)

  • Safety Info (.pdf)-- Read this before taking the safety quiz
  • Storm Chasing Essay: What is storm chasing really like? (.pdf)
  • Power Point File: Chase rules and tips
  • A Day in the life of a COD Storm Chase (.ppt)
  • ID's, cities, SPC points, and Interstates/Major Roads
  • Topo Maps, Rollover Maps, etc
  • Download the Microsoft Power Point Viewer (free)
  • Assignments: 1800 and 2800 Students
    All registered students must pass before going on the trip

  • Safety and Geography Quizzes (make sure you look at the info above)
  • Preparation Materials: 2800 Students

  • GR Level 2: Study Guide and Tutorial
  • GR Level 3: Study Guide and Tutorial
  • Doing an analysis

  • Rules for Isoplething
  • Doing an analysis
  • Basics for a composite map
  • Chase Forecasting

  • Chase Cases! -- thanks to Tim Vasquez
  • Border Crossing Info

  • Canada/US border crossing info
  • About Storm Chasing

  • Stormtrack Magazine: Great Magazine along with tons of educational information!
  • The Online Storm Chasing FAQ (Roger Edwards and Tim Vasquez)
  • Chuck Doswell's Storm Chasing FAQ (great!)
  • University of Illinois Online Spotter Training Guide
  • Paul Sirvatka's Notes: Thunderstorms (pdf)
  • Paul Sirvatka's Notes: Supercell Schematic (pdf)
  • Spotter/Severe Wx Glossary from NSSL
  • Ham Radio (thanks to TAMMSSDA/Texas A&M for the links)

  • Exam Location Search
  • Question Pool, practice (PDF)
  • Tech Class Practice (multiple choice)
  • Climatology and History

  • Harold Brooks' wonderful severe weather climatology page
  • Past Severe Storm Events from SPC