Got on three separate cells: Bow/line segment between London and Ilderton around 1:00 pm Shelf/wall cloud around 3:00 pm, North of Harrietsville, south of the 401 Broken line of cells coming in from L Huron in the early evening. a
High-based but photogenic Bow Echo segment.
Next one won’t happen until 2117! The four dark smaller regions are sunspots.
Lake Huron shore, north of Grand Bend, Ontario. Excellent Ontario structure! Pano: Gallary
Excellent chase day!
What a chase!
Left Goodland, Kansas at 9:00 am, as we got as far as about 20 -25 miles W of Kim, Colorado, but unfortunately were 15 minutes late and 15 miles short of the tornado. We did see a lot of scud, though. Hey, that’s chasing!
Surprise! Wasn’t safe to get the DSLR out where we stopped so these are from my cell phone.
Rather unusual storm in a number of ways!
Scouted out a nice high spot to catch the Harvest Moonise on the Perigee.
Doug and I started the day in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Good chase day in the Nebraska Panhandle!
Started the day in Denver. Realized there wouldn’t be a lot of time to forecast, and would have to hit the road early!
Doug and I started in Amarillo, with potential targets south near and south of Lubbock and further north in far W Kansas.
One of my favorite things to happen on a chase is to make a forecast, drive to the target area, and then observe the storm form. That’s what happened with teh chase on 26 May, 2015!
Doug and I started the day in Burlington, Colorado where the very nice Best Western was practically FULL of stormchasers.
This was my first attempt at photographing the aurora borealis.
This post covers a couple of events!
Dodged a supercell producing giant hail SW of Childress, Texas.
Some vigorous updrafts.
Museum at the Well site commemorating the tornado that destroyed the town.
Started the day in Lawrence, Kansas, after visiting with John’s 88-year-old father (who is a Professor Emeritus at KU, and was a field-leading radar researcher and engineer). Initially, Friday look like a down day, with no chasing anticipated even the day before.
A few images taken while repositioning.
Preliminary summary to get the images out there – will update with more details as time permits, Chased with John and Kathy Valequez / Linda Kitchen (the ORIGINAL Twister Sisters).
Nice supercell with great subtle colour and texture!
Nice little cell.
Supercell over Pantex!
Even more structure
Great structure day!
A day with a lot of waiting around before weak storms got going.
Good chase that culminated in some chase heavy chaser convergence.
Pretty convection over the Sandhills.
Series of images from about ten minutes before the first brief tornado and then the complete life-cycle of the 25 minute second tornado.
Chased with John Moore.
Wanted to share a few more of the 2009 Chase Season images – some offering slightly different interpretations of earlier scenes, and some ones I missed posting in the in field.
As I referenced it in the the Al Moller tribute below here is a little more from that day.
Scanned in low res.
Scanned slide from 22 May 1995
From a set of old lo-res slide scans I had done some years back. I should get some more done.
Digitized the low-8 video tapes and edited down to the chase highlights.
Joining in the current black and white processing craze!
Probably the last good chance for decent storms in 2014.
Got to test my new 35mm prime on the Canon 5D Mark II on a storm!
Well preparations for this years chase expedition continue – the lens change-outs are almost complete (will discuss in further detail when everything is done/resolved), but here are some test shots to share…
Commentary adapted from the original SUMM.
The 24 August, 2011 event shared both similarities and differences with the 21 August, 2011 event.
image courtesy of Danica Harvey.
A few times in ones life one meets a person who can be described as a true guiding force. For me, Al Moller is one of those.