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#1 Paul

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:08

Fancy winning a place on the USA storm chase in 2009?

Over the coming weeks you will have 3 opportunities to do just that, with three competitions enabling you to gain 3 entries into a prize draw to win a place on one of next years tours.

More details on the first competition will be issued very soon, but to give you a head start, you need to know that at the end of the first tour the team had driven 3450 miles....

Keep an eye out for full details on how to enter during the next couple of days.

For those of you who have already booked their places or are considering booking a place on the tours next year, the good news is that you all customers who book a place before the prize draw takes place will automatically have 3 entries placed into the final draw to win their place for free.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:36

More information on this is now available on the Netweather blog page here:

http://www.blog.netweather.tv/
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 16:41

You can now enter the first competition to win your place on one of the storm chase tours next Spring!

http://www.netweathe...rmchase09;sess=
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 21:57

Oh, and attempting to bribe people who have been on the tours to get the mileage isn't allowed!!!!!
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 14:43

I assume that if nobody gets it correct then the nearest guess will win :) .
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 15:02

That's correct, those with the nearest guess will be entered into the prize draw.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 15:11

where did you get the cars from? my phone them and ask for the millage :)
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 15:13

You Could Cookie But the Car had to be written off :) :)
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STORM CHASE CAREER TO DATE

TORNADOES #81

--- BENJAMIN (TX) 13.05.05 # CLAIRMONT (TX) 03.05.06 # SAN ANGELO (TX) 04.05.06
--- FREDERICSBURG (TX) 01.05.07 # STAFFORD (KS) 05.05.07 # MED LODGE (KS) 06.05.07
--- GREELEY (CO) 14.05.07 # HOOKER (OK) 05.05.08 # STUTTGART (AR) 10.05.08
--- BIG SPRING (TX) 14.05.08 # SIELBERT (CO) 21.05.08 # HOXIE (KS) 22.05.08
--- COLLYER (KS) 22.05.08 # DIGHTON (KS) 23.05.08 # NW DIGHTON (KS) 23.05.08
--- NESS CITY (KS) 23.05.08 # ELLIS (KS) 23.05.08 # QUINTER (KS) 23.05.08
--- PRATT (KS) 26.05.08 # SW KEARNEY (NE) 29.05.08 # S AURORA (NE) 29.05.08
--- RULE (TX) 01.05.09 # BRECKENRIDGE (TX) 05.05.09 # CHILDRESS (TX) 12.05.09
--- BENFLEET (SE ESSEX) 14.11.09 # PINE BLUFF (AR) 01.05.10 # DE WITT (AR) 01.05.10
--- HOPE (KS) 06.05.10 # WAKITA (OK) 10.05.10 # MEDFORD (OK) 10.05.10
--- NW BLACKWELL (OK) 10.05.10 # HARTLEY (TX) 18.05.10 # DUMAS (TX) 18.05.10
--- STINNETT (TX) 18.05.10 # PRAGUE (OK) 19.05.10 # WYNNEWOOD (OK) 19.05.10
--- HENNEPIN (OK) 19.05.10 # JOY (OK) 19.05.10 # WALSH (CO) 25.05.10
--- CAMPO (CO) 31.05.10 # NW KEYES (OK) 31.05.10 # EVA (OK) 31.05.10
--- ST CHARLES (IA) 05.06.10 # HUGHES SPRINGS (TX) 30.04.11 # OAKWOOD (OK) 24.05.11
--- CANTON (OK) 24.05.11 # FAIRVIEW (OK) 24.05.11 # TUNICA (MS) 25.05.11
--- SHATTUCK (OK) 11.06.11 # COOPERTON (OK) 13.04.12 # ASHLAND (KS) 14.04.12
--- KINGMAN (KS) 14.04.12 # BLUFF CITY (KS) 14.04.12 # ARGONIA (KS) 14.04.12
--- AUGUSTA (KS) 14.04.12 # CLINTON (OK) 19.05.12 # ADRIAN (TX) 21.05.12
--- GORHAM (KS) 25.05.12 # WALKER (KS) 25.05.12 # N LA CROSSE (KS) 25.05.12
--- NE LA CROSSE (KS) 25.05.12 # BISON (KS) 25.05.12 # OTIS (KS) 25.05.12
--- KINGFISHER (OK) 29.05.12 # PIEDMONT (OK) 29.05.12 # CALHAN (CO) 07.06.12
--- WHEATON (MN) 17.06.12 # MILSAP (TX) 15.05.13 # WEATHERFORD (TX) 15.05.13

--- GRANBURY (TX) 15.05.13 # GRAHAM (TX) 17.05.13 # EDMOND (OK) 19.05.13

--- ARCADIA (OK) 19.05.13 # CARNEY (OK) 19.05.13 # NW SHAWNEE (OK) 19.05.13

--- FLOYDADA (TX) 23.05.13 # SMITH CENTER (KS) 27.05.13 # EL RENO (OK) 31.05.13

--- WHEATLAND (WY) 22.06.13 # VETERAN (WY) 22.06.13 # E KIMBALL (NE) 22.06.13

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 18:14

Oh, and attempting to bribe people who have been on the tours to get the mileage isn't allowed!!!!!

:) That's just so unfair !!
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 13:46

The first competition has now closed with the final mileage that the chase car drove revealed here:

http://www.netweathe...rmchase09;sess=

The winner has been contacted, so check your inboxes if you got close! Thanks to all that entered, we had a huge number of entries - which isn't a surprise really as it's a fantastic prize to win.

The next competition will start very soon, so keep an eye out for announcements...
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 13:57

can't believe I forgot to enter :) would have been miles out any how :D
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 14:02

That total mileage is more than I would cover in a year :) I think I average about 10k
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 14:43

I was looking at a milage of around 15k! just goes to show bribery doesn't work :)
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 15:13

i dont beleive it...I was going to put 12,500...dam NO JOKE... :) ..but changed my mind and put a stupid number instead...argggh

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 16:28

i dont beleive it...I was going to put 12,500...dam NO JOKE... :D ..but changed my mind and put a stupid number instead...argggh


As you are a fully paid member of next years Trip you automatically go into the hat for the free place anyway Pat!

Also watch out for the next competition which "Should" have Multiple winners that will go into the hat for the free place on one of next years tours!

Brian I drove all 12,543 of those miles and I still have the sores on my hand :D

That is pretty much average for the 34 days we had the car, you work on an average of 4,000 miles per 11 day trip and the breakdown was like this

27th April until 8th May was 3,450 Miles
9th May until 19th May was 3,125 Miles
20th May until 1st June was 5,968 Miles :o Or just under 600 Miles per day for the last 11 days

Bare in mind we had 5 Chase and 5 Down days on the 1st Tour
and then we had 4 Chase days and 6 down days on the 2nd Tour
But the 3rd Tour had 10 Chase days and 1 Travel day, we were in NE Nebraska 1 day and then SW Oklahoma the next

The biggest Drive day was just under 750 Miles when we picked up Andy, from Ok City to DFW Was 245 and then 245 Back again before we went onto Dodge City clocking up another 260 Miles! :D

The biggest Chase day was on Tour 1 which was just over 600 Miles on May 6th, The shortest was about 197 Miles

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TORNADOES #81

--- BENJAMIN (TX) 13.05.05 # CLAIRMONT (TX) 03.05.06 # SAN ANGELO (TX) 04.05.06
--- FREDERICSBURG (TX) 01.05.07 # STAFFORD (KS) 05.05.07 # MED LODGE (KS) 06.05.07
--- GREELEY (CO) 14.05.07 # HOOKER (OK) 05.05.08 # STUTTGART (AR) 10.05.08
--- BIG SPRING (TX) 14.05.08 # SIELBERT (CO) 21.05.08 # HOXIE (KS) 22.05.08
--- COLLYER (KS) 22.05.08 # DIGHTON (KS) 23.05.08 # NW DIGHTON (KS) 23.05.08
--- NESS CITY (KS) 23.05.08 # ELLIS (KS) 23.05.08 # QUINTER (KS) 23.05.08
--- PRATT (KS) 26.05.08 # SW KEARNEY (NE) 29.05.08 # S AURORA (NE) 29.05.08
--- RULE (TX) 01.05.09 # BRECKENRIDGE (TX) 05.05.09 # CHILDRESS (TX) 12.05.09
--- BENFLEET (SE ESSEX) 14.11.09 # PINE BLUFF (AR) 01.05.10 # DE WITT (AR) 01.05.10
--- HOPE (KS) 06.05.10 # WAKITA (OK) 10.05.10 # MEDFORD (OK) 10.05.10
--- NW BLACKWELL (OK) 10.05.10 # HARTLEY (TX) 18.05.10 # DUMAS (TX) 18.05.10
--- STINNETT (TX) 18.05.10 # PRAGUE (OK) 19.05.10 # WYNNEWOOD (OK) 19.05.10
--- HENNEPIN (OK) 19.05.10 # JOY (OK) 19.05.10 # WALSH (CO) 25.05.10
--- CAMPO (CO) 31.05.10 # NW KEYES (OK) 31.05.10 # EVA (OK) 31.05.10
--- ST CHARLES (IA) 05.06.10 # HUGHES SPRINGS (TX) 30.04.11 # OAKWOOD (OK) 24.05.11
--- CANTON (OK) 24.05.11 # FAIRVIEW (OK) 24.05.11 # TUNICA (MS) 25.05.11
--- SHATTUCK (OK) 11.06.11 # COOPERTON (OK) 13.04.12 # ASHLAND (KS) 14.04.12
--- KINGMAN (KS) 14.04.12 # BLUFF CITY (KS) 14.04.12 # ARGONIA (KS) 14.04.12
--- AUGUSTA (KS) 14.04.12 # CLINTON (OK) 19.05.12 # ADRIAN (TX) 21.05.12
--- GORHAM (KS) 25.05.12 # WALKER (KS) 25.05.12 # N LA CROSSE (KS) 25.05.12
--- NE LA CROSSE (KS) 25.05.12 # BISON (KS) 25.05.12 # OTIS (KS) 25.05.12
--- KINGFISHER (OK) 29.05.12 # PIEDMONT (OK) 29.05.12 # CALHAN (CO) 07.06.12
--- WHEATON (MN) 17.06.12 # MILSAP (TX) 15.05.13 # WEATHERFORD (TX) 15.05.13

--- GRANBURY (TX) 15.05.13 # GRAHAM (TX) 17.05.13 # EDMOND (OK) 19.05.13

--- ARCADIA (OK) 19.05.13 # CARNEY (OK) 19.05.13 # NW SHAWNEE (OK) 19.05.13

--- FLOYDADA (TX) 23.05.13 # SMITH CENTER (KS) 27.05.13 # EL RENO (OK) 31.05.13

--- WHEATLAND (WY) 22.06.13 # VETERAN (WY) 22.06.13 # E KIMBALL (NE) 22.06.13

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 16:46

Yes, I think the travelling side must have been the worst part of the trip. I thought it was a long way driving from
where I live to Cornwall.

I should imagine the rest of the team kept saying " are we there yet" particularly with what you were
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 17:12

I thought last night that you must of taken in turns to drive....Wow,....I bet you were glad to leave the car after that..
I bet you have hard skin on your back side....or raw hide :D
No seriously I don't think I would like to drive that much in a short time

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 18:45

I have to fully admit it's one of the reasons I've always been hesitant to sign up. Hubby has said I can sign up for the tour in 2011 (my 40th) but I'm not sure I'd be able to handle sitting in a car all that time. My back was agony after just driving up to Scotland over two days. What with the trapped nerve in my neck too, which would be made worse but looking up at the skies - I reckon you'd have to hire an ambulance to take me storm chasing :o :D
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 21:29

I can't remember how much I put - think it was around 13.5k if I remember right. Any chance of posting up the guesses of forum members, guys!

Who was the winner - hope it was a real regular poster who couldn't possibly have afforded to go but would just love the opportunity. I noticed that the competition made its way onto competition sites so I really hope it was someone on here who would just kill for the chance to go.

Well done whoever it was!!!!!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 21:58

12,543 miles :clap:

Bearing in mind NW is now carbon neutral, that's a lot of trees your going to have to plant Paul Sherman :lol:
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