This season did its best to channel 1995 and 2015—active, but driven strongly by the subtropical jet and biased toward messy, difficult setups. May was productive for many other chasers, but practically every southern Plains tornado day either ramped up uncharacteristically early or fell just outside the radius I could reach after work, leading to incredible frustration. For the first time since 2009, I ended the spring pondering whether this hobby had become a net negative in my life—all the big tornado opportunities I'd been patiently awaiting through the two lean preceding years seemed to slip my grasp in agonizing fashion.

Quality tornadoes: 2 from 2 days

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

August 2019