2016 July 29: Monsoon season has returned to Vegas and I took the opportunity to take a few storm selfies. 😉
2009 JULY 22: Monsoon moisture fueled an outbreak of severe thunderstorms that produced high winds and extremely dangerous cloud to ground lightning in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Timing, luck, and anticipation. It appeared these were the key ingredients missing from a successful recipe of shooting the storms prior to August 19, 2014. Night one resulted in driving north towards Mesquite and seeing nothing but a light rain. Sitting atop a hill and looking towards Vegas I could see the frequent flashes of lightning
We were all sitting around watching a marathon of Dexter on TV when I noticed some thunderstorm activity in the area north of Vegas. At 11:30 p.m. I decided to jump in the chase rig and head for the desert initially going for the Indian Springs area. I drove towards Indian Springs and found a place to reassess
July 20, 2009: Monsoon moisture fueled an outbreak of thunderstorms over the Mojave Desert. Several storms produced high winds and flash flooding in the area.
July 07:2014: Upon returning from Sunday’s chase I noticed the underside of the chase vehicle was coated in oil. I decided it was best to work on locating the source of the oil leak and fix it because there would be more days of chasing ahead. As I was tearing down the engine looking for
July 06, 2014: Conditions looked favorable for storms in the area. I loaded up the truck and headed north again towards Coyote Springs. The sky is always amazing during the monsoon season and I watched as several cells moved around the area producing rain accompanied with lightning. Right at dusk, I decided to drive east
July 05, 2014: After reading the hazardous weather outlook by the NWS in Las Vegas, the chance to see and photograph lightning was a gamble however we decided it was worth the effort to drive towards the Lincoln county line and set up the cameras. The NWS hazardous weather outlook for the evening: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER