After one of the worst chase seasons I have ever experienced, I only managed to bag 4 tornadoes that were confirmed by @nws in the area.
Not a single significant tornado in the bag yet but saw a few funnels. I saw one EF-UK near Sycamore IL with @4_base_wonder14
one EF-0 Land-spout near Hoffman Estates IL with @duncanhughes197
One EF-0 Tornado near McHenry IL, and One EF-1 Tornado that I originally thought was Scud on my drive up to my cottage. Was in the vicinity of Porter, IN, taking a bathroom break when I took a photo of what I thought was just a scud cloud since there was not warning on the storm at the time. I later learned that it was confirmed to be an EF-1 tornado. Also my cottage in Central Lower Peninsula of Michigan, along with many others were hit by an EF-3 tornado. Wasn’t present that day but was cool to see the damage! We helped out with the clean up as well. 3 separate tornadoes hit the town of Baldwin that day. One was an EF-0, one was an EF-1, and the strongest that hit the area around my property was an EF-3. We were for the most part spared, but I hope everyone over there is recovering well! Hopefully we can get some better weather around here in the second wave of 2018, or next year in April! Will post my official best of 2018 as soon as I feel confident that 2018 is done producing! .
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