Storm Chase 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 waited, drove around, fueled up, looked at the SPC website, checked the mesoanalysis page, and chatted on messenger in an attempt to figure out where the target area was going to be for the afternoon.…

Live From The Field: NHRA Funny Car Worsham Final Round of Eliminations

2016 April 03: Del Worsham (1 FC) Toyota Camry NHRA Funny Car does a burnout during the final round of the NHRA Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire)

Live From The Field: 2015 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

2015 December 19: Fans watch as two F-15 fighter jets fly over the field before the start of the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire)

Live From The Field: NCAA Basketball UNLV defeats Oregon 80-69

2015 December 04: Dwayne Morgan (15) UNLV forward during a game against the Oregon Ducks at the MGM Grand Showcase inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UNLV Rebels would defeat the Oregon Ducks 80-69. (Photo by Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire)

Storm Chase North Las Vegas

Storm chasing in Vegas during the monsoon season is an exciting time.  Storms roll into the valley and can explode over the city bringing dangerous cloud to ground lightning, hail, massive rain and flash flooding.  Vegas definitely has some great severe weather opportunities to observe and photograph Mother Nature behaving badly.

Storm Chase 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, Nebraska.  Parked on the side of the road with one eye open, I tried to watch the sunrise but my eyes felt like heavy weights were attached to the lids and I easily fell right…