This photo is from around 10 miles east of Burwell, Nebraska. I followed a dieing storm up north of Kearney and ended up at this secondary target -- which became a beautiful HP supercell. Beautiful and HP supercell are terms that rarely go together, so this storm made me very happy. I have time lapse of this storm, too -- which I am glad for, because as ominous as this photo seems, the sense of amazement for nature's power only grows when you realize that this entire storm is spinning like a top.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
4 years ago today, I was documenting Project Vortex 2, a massive science project to study tornadoes, near Deer Trail, Colorado. I had the fortune of getting to snap this shot of Tim Marshall, one of the best storm chasers I've met. Besides being one of the original "founding fathers" of storm chasers, he's an engineer who has done scores of damage surveys for the National Weather Service and helped to come up with the Enhanced Fujita scale for tornado strength.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
This photo, while scary, is of "outflow" -- the roiling, turbulent clouds that form over the pool of cold air that sometimes rushes out in front of a line of thunderstorms. Outflow clouds pose no threat, though they sometimes pass overhead at nearly the same time as the gust front passes over a location on a ground -- and a gust front is quite windy and can cause some damage.