Day four mostly involved us driving to Rocky Mountain National Park and setting up camp before that evenings thunderstorms rolled in. Driving to RMNP was mostly uneventful. We saw one of the clearest streams I’ve ever seen loaded with dozens of trout (North Platte River), and giant hummingbird-like moths in Grand Lake, CO. We made […]
Category Archives: Storm Chasing
We were headed to Detroit Lakes for a wedding this weekend, and decided to go a little early to check out some forecasted storms in North Dakota on June 20th. We didn’t see any tornadoes, but we saw some great structure over some beautiful North Dakota landscape. As you can see, I also found a […]
This photograph was taken in Lakeville, MN of a tornado warned storm on May 28th, 2011. This print is available at http://www.onsitemn.com/proofing/
The national weather service called July 1st, 2011’s storms an “extreme damaging wind event”, as storms spawning tornados and damaging winds raced from Souix Falls, SD to Superior, WI. I met up with the storm in Sibley County, MN and followed them back home, ending with a spectacular sunset, fireworks, rainbow, and lightning in Lakeville, […]
Here’s a couple of lightning shots from last night. Nothing spectacular, but I haven’t had the chance to do it in over a year, so it was great to get out. It’s so much more relaxing then storm chasing, as it involves a remote release, some lawn chairs, and a beer.
So this was kind of an odd day. We had really low expectations, so we planned a few side trips to prevent the day from being a total waste of time if nothing happened. We stopped by North Mississippi Park to check out the Great Blue Heron rookery, and saw a few orioles too. […]
Kristen and I, along with Bill Doms and family, chased in Wisconsin on Sunday, April 10th, 2011. A forecasted tornado outbreak sent us into the hills and trees of northern Wisconsin. Storm motions of 55 kts meant we would only get quick looks at any storms that we were able to intercept. We intercepted this […]