Beautiful supercell in the gorgeous landscapes of Kansas. This was taken on April 7th, 2013 near La Crosse, KS.
Incredible shot of a lightning strike from a monsoon thunderstorm near Denver, CO from @labelldame on Twitter while in an airplane circling the Denver Airport. Incredibly fortunate shot!
Expecting some summer storms around the region over the next week. Here’s a beautiful compilation from a summer storm day near OKC back in August of 2011. Incredible time-lapse and my camera getting blown over by extremely strong outflow winds (the camera lived thank goodness!). Beautiful skies are what we’re all about!
Wetter and Cooler Next Two Weeks
Our weather pattern the next two weeks can be best described as wetter and cooler, with expected below normal temperatures through the first week of August becoming more and more likely across the Southern Plains.
Temperature wise, the rain and cooler airmass moving in will combine to keep us up to 20 degrees below our normal highs for this time of year on Wednesday. We could see more record-low high temperatures across the tregion once again this week.
The upper-air pattern will go from a NW’ly and N’ly flow aloft to perhaps even some slight SW’ly flow aloft the first week of August. The real story is that the pattern which leads to extremely hot and dry weather during this time of year is NOT showing up anytime soon. Cooler and wetter will be the norm.
Precipitation wise, patterns like this are tough to pin down exact amounts, but some places in our region will see several inches of rain in the next two weeks, and most will see at least some rain during the next two weeks, which should be a drier time for many of us. Overall, wet and cool for what should be the hottest time of the year is hard to argue with!
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May 31, 2010 - The iconic Campo, #Colorado #tornado which was one of the most photographed and prettiest #twisters on the Plains ever. This tornado did very little damage as it spun over almost completely open country for what seemed like hours (but really was minutes). It’s parent #supercell #storm was incredible as well, and offered many amazing photo opportunities for hours on end. The best #stormchasing you can get! #weather #nature #instagood #pretty #sky #clouds #beautiful #igsky #ignature @wonderfulplaces
Daily Weather Summary: July 27, 2014
A weak cool front will enter the region today, bringing with it a slight chance of a couple of storms along it this afternoon. We are on tap for one more extremely hot day for many of us, with temperatures approaching 100F across much of the region south of it and still in the 90s for much of the region north of it. The only areas seeing a break will be parts of the Texas Panhandle into NW OK and SW KS. Ongoing clouds and light rain could help keep temps in check.
Yesterday, OKC finally hit 100F officially for the first time this summer. Depending on where and when any storms form, that may be the first and last day of the summer for that number to be hit.
From here, cooler and wetter for the rest of the week!
This quote has always stuck with me…pretty much defines what sky and storm photography is all about. The best photographs always feel like they were accomplished with mere seconds to spare…
Line of Severe Storms Impacting Midwest Today
A line of severe thunderstorms packing large hail and damaging winds are currently taking shape across Nebraska. Throughout the day, these storms will shift east and south through the risk area, with very large hail and some higher end damaging winds possible from Southern Iowa/N Missouri into Western Indiana.
May 30, 2013 - A #supercell #thunderstorm #rfd wrapping around an area of circulation creating chaotic #skies over Chickasha, #Oklahoma. This #storm never produced a #tornado, but came awfully close a few times! #sky #clouds #nature #beautiful #mastershots #instagood #instanature #igsky #skylovers #stormchasing #beautiful #pretty #ominous
The first time I look up and see an A-10 flying above me around a supercell, I might have a moment…
As recently as March 2013, the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School’s A-10 Thunderbolt was flying missions over Afghanistan. Now, it’s sitting at an Oklahoma airport, where a team from Guthrie-based Zivko Aeronautics and the school’s Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies is turning the combat jet into a storm-chasing aircraft.