Friday, May 25, 2012

Virginia Lightning

On Wednesday May 23rd, we had a very isolated cell with a strong hail core move up from North Carolina into Southeastern Virginia around 10:30pm est.  I love shooting photography of isolated cells that have a strong hail core.  It usually means a lot of Cloud to Ground Lightning and a great view of the storm to photograph.  These are just two of the images I captured on Wednesday night.  Both of these pictures were on The Weather Channel this week during the Day Planner segment.  Enjoy.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hooking up with Meso Mike

On Sunday, Rick and I got a rare treat. We got to visit with Meso Mike back from his tour in Korea and was (fortunately/unfortunately) in the area getting ready for his PCS to Germany... eww... not much storm chasetunities in Germany. Oh well, at least we got a chance to visit with him before he takes off. Rick and I went up to see him. Here's what I got with my new Rebel;).
Here's looking at you, kid.Us and our Dew Dancin' BuddhasThe crewThat's right, we're bad, we know it.Dew Dancin' Buddha!!
Always an adventure when you get the Dew involved...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Huntsville Lightning 6/17/11

These images were taken between 12:49 and 1:03 a.m. from High Mountain Road in Northeast Huntsville, Alabama, looking to the west.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Storm Photography

Just a couple photographic shots from recent storm activity up here in Virginia.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Whoa Whoa Wall Cloud

I captured this rotating wall cloud near Calera, AL on March 26, 2011. This is about 10 min worth of footage lapsed to around 1 minute. I was secretly begging for it to drop!

Attached above is a screen capture from my live stream on ABC 33/40 from a storm later that night around 8:30 central near the community of Cordova, AL. No damage was reported from either storm but both were awfully impressive.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Lightning

Here are a couple photographs of a rotating Super Cell that moved over Newport News, Va during a Tornado Warning. The lightning in this storm was fantastic. Once the storm moved to my Northeast and the cloud base moved out, I had a perfect view.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

God's fireworks!

I nabbed this one tonight standing in my garage. The lightning is flashing like crazy, so it was like shooting fish in a barrel, but I'll take it!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ciao, Mike!

It is with mixed emotions that I announce the end of a season, but the beginning of an international movement within the Southern Weather Brigade. On Saturday, Meso Mike (the link isn't working yet, but bear with him), will be leaving for a 1 year tour in Korea, serving with our Air Force. After that, he has a follow on to Italy, where he can reunite with his wife and 2 adorable little girls. Of course, we had to give him a proper send-off. My wonderful groom and Rick and I gathered together in Tifton with Meso Mike's family for the send off. The food was exceptionally yummy at the Pitstop BBQ place. Mike's mom commented that she had never been to a place where they serve pickles in the arm pits of the chicken. We had an amazingly fun time, remembering old times, fond memories of chases gone bad (doggone Dewvoid), and they recapped their plot to travel out to Oklahoma, Dew-less in an effort to actually nab something... RUDE!
Mike redeemed himself when he gave me his own personal copy of Tim's Storm Chasing Handbook, which seriously almost made me cry. So sweet, Mike. His gift to Rick just cracked us all up.Obsession for Rick!

We'll miss you so much, Mike. Keep in touch, and keep on chasing. See you when we chase in the plains. :D


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Looks like Yazoo, MS was hit by an EF4 tornado today, incredible devastation there.

I just got a report from Alabama Mike. He and Sarah and Rick are positioned to intercept that cell north of Tuscaloosa, and Jeff is trying to get in position for that cell as well. Be safe out there guys. This is a big one!