Category: Storm Chasing

30 July 2016: A general view of the Milky Way near St. Thomas, Nevada.

Milky Way at St. Thomas


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.

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Storm Chase July 29, 2016


2016 July 29:¬†Monsoon season has returned to Vegas and I took the opportunity to take a few storm selfies. ūüėČ

2016 May 24: Storm chasing on The Great Plains in Dodge City, Kansas.  (Photo by: Marc Sanchez)

Storm Chase May 24, 2016 Dodge City, Kansas


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

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Storm Chase June 03, 2015 Four States


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,

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Storm Chase June 02, 2015


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

01 June 2015:  during a storm chasing trip to the Plains.

Storm Chase June 01, 2015


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

31 May 2015:  A general look at a supercell near Sharon Springs, Kansas during a storm chasing trip to The Great Plains.

Storm Chase May 31, 2015


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

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Storm Chase May 29, 2015


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

28 May 2015:  A general view of a supercell in a tornado warned area north of Crowell Texas during  a storm chasing trip to Tornado Alley.

Storm Chase May 28, 2015


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