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Monday, July 31, 2006
Each spring from April to June in the central plains of the United States a great battle goes on between the cold Canadian air and the warm humid gulf air advancing to the north. It is here in the normally flat and tranquill farm land that structures of cloud as high as mount Everest form and march to the east transforming the landscape and providing colors and features not seen anywhere on earth. Storm Chasing is a very exciting adventure where if you arm yourself with enough meteorological information and have the latest in computer and cell phone data at your disposal you can place yourself in proximity to these events but keep yourself at a safe distance. By learning how storms form and what conditions create the best dynamics, storm chasers get themselves by mid-afternoon to within 50 miles of the 'target zone'. Here clues in the sky in the form of developing towers tell where boundaries lie and where storms will form and where to adjust your position for the show to come. By late afternoon a couple of isolated supercells will have formed and begun to be caught by the upper winds and have started to move to the northeast. By 'playing' along infront of the storm and staying to the east and south the storm chaser puts themselves in the best position to see the most intense part of the storm - the updraft. It is here in the updraft that the rapidly rising air causes the cloud base to seath and writhe and take on greens and blacks as little fingers of cloud known as scud reach to the ground. If the storm is strong enough and the conditions are right, this updraft area will begin to rotate and a tornado will form. A tornado is culmination of all the ingredients in the storm structure coming together and focussing all of it's energy into one perfect vortex of energy. Many people come away from seeing a tornado as somehow changed, as feeling like thier problems are small in scale compared to the power of nature. Like an apparition in the dark, you cannot belive what you are seeing. You look around at the others with you to make sure they are seeing what you see. Seeing a tornado is like seeing a visitor from another planet, it seems like something that should not exist in the natural world but yet it does.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
A disturbance in WY was progged to move southeast into CO between 10pm and midnight tonight and right on queue a fast moving storm came in over the Indian Peaks wilderness and made it's way down into southern Denver. These are among the best shots I got tonight.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Edit: I was able to find this tornado on www.tornadohistoryproject.com and found that it was an F1 along with two other F0 touchdowns. This also let me narrow the date to May 11th.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
My lightning photo from Monday night made it onto the evening weather broadcast on Channel 7 with Mike Nelson and also on this morning's broadcast with Scott Mace. This makes my first showing on Denver's 7 having always been on 9news in the past.
Link to evening video
Link to morning video
I also posted to the 9news digital network:
Link to photo
Monday, July 10, 2006
An electrified small isolated storm formed west of Boulder and moved east over north Denver this evening. Tony called and said that Jon V had given him a heads up on this storm that caught us off guard. Michael called as he heard the storm from his work at King Soopers. I was hoping for some lightning as it's been awhile since we got a good nighttime storm. I got a few of the best strokes so far to date from my deck from this nice little storm.
Friday, July 07, 2006
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- What is Storm Chasing?
- Morning Thunder!
- Distant Lightning over Ft. Morgan, CO
- Fast moving storm comes out of the mountains
- Location of my first significant tornado, Edgemont...
- Lightning photo makes it on 7 news!
- More pics from last nights lightning-fest
- Lightning rolls through north Denver!
- Chase Operations down for Spring 2006
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