After two weeks of relatively inactive weather across the southern and central plains, finally an opportunity for another storm chase presented itself. April 30 had some promise for severe weather and I was anxious to do some travelling and chase in my favorite part of the country, the Texas panhandle!
Saturday April 14, the main event that the three of us were waiting for had finally arrived. A high risk day across the central plains, one that had already made the record books before it even began! The team was excited and we all thought and said to each other ‘if we don’t see a tornado today, we are doing something wrong!’.
Back to back chase days following the successful chase in southwest Oklahoma the day before didn’t leave much time to rest. But with a ‘Moderate’ risk of severe weather and the target area very close to home, how could I not chase on my own home turf? No tornadoes occurred within north Texas on March [read more...]
I finally got around to putting this together, a compilation of storm chase footage taken from May 19, 2010. Laugh at the questionable driving abilities of other chasers, enjoy the spookiness of loud tornado sirens, and most of all enjoy the video. 00:25 Large tornadic circulation begins 01:49 4x Speed of tornado evolution 02:22 Tornado begins to lift [read more...]
Severe thunderstorms impacted the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex early 10/23/11, bringing high winds and hail. Spotty reports of high winds came in, with separate reports of 70+ mph in both Plano and Rowlett. With the passage of a strong thunderstorm outflow here in Irving, temperatures dropped from 78 F to 64 F in a matter of just 5 minutes.
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This isn’t weather related, this is more photo and video evidence of exploits that were had this past Friday night… [nggallery id=26]
Overnight storms rolled through giving a bit of a lightning show for Frisco. I was outside playing with my new HD camcorder and caught the below lightning. This gave me an excuse to learn video editing and figure out the whole upload to youtube process… anyways take a look. Its available in the high quality [read more...]