2016 July 30: Hello Milky Way. Waiting for a storm to arrive near the abandoned town of St. Thomas at the Lake Mead National Park north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
2016 July 29: Monsoon season has returned to Vegas and I took the opportunity to take a few storm selfies. 😉
May 24, 2016 was an epic day storm chasing on the plains. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) had forecasted an enhanced risk for the day and I was ready for another epic day of chasing. I was in Shamrock, Texas and it seemed like an eternity waiting for the latest forecast model. I sat and
It would appear the monsoon season is upon us here in Las Vegas and there was a spectacular light show on the north end of town this evening.
The convective outlook for the day called for an enhanced risk and the main reason I decided to make the overnight drive from North Dakota to Wyoming. It was a long night of driving through some terrible weather and I was tired, worn down, and zombie-like as I pulled into the outskirts of North Platte,
The day started in Rapid City, South Dakota and ended 36 hours later in Denver, Colorado. It was a tough chase day but well worth the lack of sleep and the 1,033 miles of driving. If I had to remember one thing about this chase day that stood out in my mind, it was my
I had an early morning departure to get to the target area in time. The target was 647 miles away and after spending the night in a terrible motel, it was not difficult waking up early and getting on the road. Holy smokes, wrap me in plastic, break out the lysol, spray and pray. The
The chase started in Elk City, Oklahoma and ended in Goodland, Kansas. I left Clinton, Oklahoma on May 30th and and drove west to Elk City. Arriving in Elk City before noon, I decided I needed a day off before the next leg of the journey so I booked a room and relaxed all
I thought I would get an early start and head for Dallas Forth Worth to see a friend. Checking the weather it seemed like the target area was going to be northeast Oklahoma. I decided to scrap driving south to Dallas and head for Oklahoma. Storms were predicted in northeast Oklahoma and I wanted to
The chase started in Shamrock, Texas and at the end of the day, I would find myself seeing a supercell and getting pummeled by hail, rain, and wind. I had mixed feelings about what had occurred the day before when I missed a tornado in Canadian, Texas. I kept thinking about my choice to stay on