July Tornado Climatology
The advantage of storm chasing in July is that warm, moist air from the Gulf is far better established over the Northern and High Plains. The atmosphere is better able to recover after frontal passage and reestablish periods of instability for severe storms.
More nature. Chasing in more rural, natural areas.
Better photographic light. The light and visibility on the High Plains is better than it is on the lower, hazy areas to the east.
Longer days. Early July offers long days - a larger intercept window prior to dark.
High Plains magic. Supercells and tornadoes need less to develop on the High Plains.
Close to Denver, our July base city.
MAP SOURCE: NOAA