Hi welcome I hope u like here lolGreetings all! I am a lightning photographer and researcher from the northern Illinois area.
In 2016 I started researching lightning as it brought back good memories from 2011 which I consider to be the high point in my life. Those who live in northern Illinois may remember an unusually active July and August in 2011 starting with a high-end derecho event and being followed by numerous severe thunderstorm and flash flood events. One of these events produced continuous anvil-crawler lightning for hours which included an unusually intense positive CG flash that terminated less than a mile from my location and flash-blinded me for over a half hour.
In 2018 I started capturing lightning in 240 frames per second which allows me to slow the video footage down and analyze lightning events in more detail. I post these videos to my YouTube channel named The Lightning Hunter.
Welcome to the storm website I hope u like it here I’m a high school too lolHello, my name is Jack, and I am a high school weather nerd/amature chaser. I am a senior, and am also a car guy as well as an enthusiast of analog television technology (NBTV).
I have done Some Chasing within the midwest, but this year I plan to go on a full fledged 10 day chasing trip this may after I graduate.
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I plan to take either my '95 Chevy Suburban C1500 (350 v8, TH700R4) with 330k on it, or my '74 GMC C1500 (250 i6, 3spd Manual) with 440k on it.
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Though the Suburban runs well, has A/C, an Overdrive, and a lot of power, I am leaning towards my beloved GMC due to the fact that it actually gets reasonable gas mileage (inline 6's are like that). Also I don't really have faith in my Suburbans 330k original automatic transmission.
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On the other hand, the GMC may or may not have 100,000 more miles on it than the Suburban, a non overdrive manual transmission, and a completely worn out 250 I6.
The thing is, that I have the parts in order rectify most of these problems:
-I recently bought saginaw 3 speed overdrive transmission which is a direct replacement for mine.
-I have a new cylinder head and camshaft for the 250.
-I already daily drive the thing.
-It actually gets Decent gas mileage.
-And it's 8ft bed if perfect for a slide in camper (the savings on hotel rooms would more than pay for it).
I am hopping this thing up already for Hot Rod Power Tour in June of 2020, so I have a bit more faith in it.
Where in MN Jasmyn? I am from the Twin Cities area.Hi everyone my names Jasmyn and I'm from Lincoln Nebraska but currently attend school in Minnesota! For as long as I can remember I have always been fascinated by storms. I love the feeling of the cold front moving through and the patterns lightning makes in the sky. Growing up I always off and on wanted to be a storm chaser but never really thought itd actually happen. But i was watching youtube videos the other day and realized it can just be a hobby and then I started seriously looking into it and now, well, here i am!
There seem to be a couple of "mini tornado alleys" in Minnesota. Our prime season is June-August (once the snow melts...) The best area in MN is southern MN, along US 169, Mankato, St. Peter, New Ulm, etc... BUT, There also seems to be a second hotspot along the red river valley, moorhead up to Grand Forks area. Great chase country up there, as long as you have cell data. ( Verizon seems to be the best there I think.)Moorhead! Right by Fargo ND!