@matt_debski was in the right place at the right time, and caught this awesome video.
colorado couldn’t decide which season it wanted to be in last thursday, so it combined my two favorite!
a waterspout over #lakepueblo in #colorado with snow and sub freezing temperatures. what a time to be alive!! 🤣🤣🤣👀👀👀
Storms gathering over the local scenery in sw kansas. on this day we saw a brilliant supercell as the day progressed and eventually a gnarly shelf cloud. this was a rare situation where the scene at the beginning of the day almost matched the scenes towards the end.
My best #tornado occured on may 29th 2001 when my cousin and i were chasing storms on the #highplains in southeast #colorado .
we were on our way to the texas panhandle but ran into early afternoon #thunderstorms near lamar, co in a high cape/weak shear environment.
detached saucer section from one of last wednesday’s storms. visibility out on the little colorado river valley is excellent. get down below the ponderosa-piñon-juniper line along the rim, and everything opens wide for viewing.
Summer might already feel like a distant memory, but i have lots of new work to still share from the warm season, like this beauty from wyoming! the sky was boiling of wild textures as the sun slipped into a tiny clearing, transforming the sweet clover into endless fields of gold. #liveyouradventure
The first bit of lightning that i managed to shoot. the lightning is in the distance, with a couple of airplanes that flew by, and a couple of star trails. a little different.
i'm excited for the lightning season. in my experience, a slow start always means that its gonna be a good season... this was taken from northriding looking out over fourways on the left and bryanston om the right. i believe the lightning was over pretoria.
Je suis retourné à la pointe ce matin à la marée haute et je peux vous dire que le vent souffle encore très fort 💨 ⛈🌊 ! et surprise un arc en ciel également aujourd'hui ;) je vous souhaite une bonne semaine
may 20, 2013. never in my worst nightmare did i think we’d witness what we witnessed on this day. most of the time when you chase, you don’t see a tornado, and if you do, it’s usually out in the open...even on the highest risk of days. today was different. a supercell went up quickly just southwest of the okc metro...only taking one hour from a towering cumulus cloud to a confirmed tornado.
we parked near the moore/norman line just off i-35 and indian hills and watched an extremely violent tornado track through the south side of the oklahoma city metro. even at our location, a safe distance south of the path, we had tree debris, insulation, and shingles fall from the sky.
you knew it was bad, no denying it. my heart and stomach churned because you question how anyone could survive. while you can’t tell the precise ef scale by how a tornado looks, you can get a good idea about how powerful it is if you’ve chased and seen enough tornadoes.
this was the most violent tornado i had ever witnessed up to this point in my life. the roar was that of niagara falls, not just from the power of the wind, but from the sound of all the smashing debris...hundreds of homes, businesses, and livelihoods destroyed in a matter of seconds.
17 miles in 37 minutes. 210 mph wind. 24 killed (including 7 children sheltering at plaza towers elementary school 😢). at its widest point, the tornado was 1.7 miles across, although it narrowed as moved into moore.
at the time of this post, the newcastle/okc/moore 2013 ef5 tornado is the last ef5 tornado on the record books
One of our most satisfying captures. on a low risk day most chasers had written off as a travel day, spc offered nothing more than a general tstm risk anywhere between texas, montana, wisconsin and tennessee (or southern florida). any storms that did pop up would be isolated and brief. or they may not even happen at all. so it was very gratifying when we found this one near kerrville, tx. it harmless and over in 30 minutes, but nonetheless impressive. and to the best of our knowledge, we were the only chasers on it.
fancy seeing some of this for yourself? we have 2 spaces available on our tour running from 9th-22nd may 2020! more info on our website: www.stormtwats.com/2020-schedule
. #storm#stormchase#stormchasing#stormchaser#stormchasetour#thunderstorm#storm#structure#supercell#kerrville#texas#tornadoalley .
main photo: sean sales