Great storm structures YOU have seen/photographed

Place here your best descriptions present and past regarding great storm structures and related tornadoes too if you want. Include your photo or link to blog or website too. INclude time and date observed photographed and any interesting information as well. Looking forward to seeing your stuff. I will add some of mine soon.

Dr. Eric Flescher
Olathe, KS
Storm Satori
 
Some nice shots Susan. Love the HP beast.

One of my favorites was from last June East of Lubbock. I punched the core trying to get to this storm and when I came out of some quarter size hail I had an incredible view from inside the bears cage. The photo does not do it justice since I was driving and took the shot at about 45 mph while holding the camera over the top of my car. The sky was a dark greenish brown color back towards the core and had a thin pink sky between the meso and shaft. It was backlit with a light orange glow and even had some blue a tad farther south before hitting the anvil of the sup to the south. This is not a Mike Hollingshead shot but enough for me to jog up some good memories.

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This storm put down a brief tornado but the big show was with the storm to the south when it put down a huge wedge. I believe this was June 12th.
 
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I picked this image of a tornadic supercell on April 1, 1998. It produced an F4 tornado. I observed the overshooting dome to "collapse" while the tornado was occuring. I knew something bad was happening and I later found out that a tornado had killed two people.

I like this image because it is a textbook photo of a supercell and was taken near Charlottesville, Virginia of a supercell in Coatesville. Such visible structure is rare in the East.

Bill Hark
 
Jimmy Deguara catching the beast of June 2nd 2005 east of Limon, CO
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Tower on west side of Lubbock, TX storm on May 31st 2005
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Dirt lifting into back side of Lubbock strom on May 31st 2005
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Great shots guys!! Awesome inflow tail on that one. Whewwww..

Here are a few shots from a waterspout I got off of Redondo Beach a few years back. This thing had a wall cloud and frequent lightning zapping the water. It was a mini-supercell. The spout came down as the storm moved closer.

Enjoy....
 
Here are a few of my favs over the years.........

This was taken about 15-20 Miles West of Last Chance. It has always been a favorite of mine because of how blue the sky was and how sharp and crisp the updrafts were.

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This was my first tornado.........you could see the meso forming from forever and a day. The storm was initially over Briggsdale CO when it first went TOR and I was sitting East of Brush and could see the meso. It was on the ground for about 30 min and never felt a drop of rain until after the tornado dissipated!! The hail was a little smaller than golf balls and like slush when it finally came.

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I am sure a few of you have seen other chasers photos from this storm. This was the Skellytown storm from 02'.

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20 May 2004 taken south of Sterling CO.

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Taken last May from Brandon, CO. This was a great storm to watch mature.

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Outflow dominat storm west of Shawnee, OK on April 21, 2004.
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Monster supercell in Harper Co., KS, on May 29, 2004. In the second image, you can see the tornado behind the telephone pole.
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Supercell NW of Hamlin, TX, on June 12, 2005.
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This last set is a supercell between Tulsa and Bartlesville, OK, on August 26, 2005. I like all of these pictures. I couldn't decide which ones to post, so I thought I would just give you a link to the whole set.
 
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This was the spectacular I-70 monster supercell near Arriba Colorado...on June 2nd 2005...time of the pictures was around 5:50pm MDT...one of the most dramatic supercell structures I have seen to date as a storm chaser :eek: ...the only one I can remember that comes close was the thermonuclear supercell near Thedford Nebraska on June 4th 1999.

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I know this won't compare in size to the plains storms, but for Ontario, the June 14, 2004 event was no exception. This is a barrel-shaped supercell and rotating wall cloud southwest of Elmira, Ontario along hwy 85.

Videos
http://laurawx.com/videos.html

Video caps
http://laurawx.com/20040614vidcaps.html

Chase log
http://laurawx.com/20040614chase.html

This was by far the best storm I ever saw in Ontario. It is not very often we get these kind of things, structurally, here... often our storms are HP and the summer haze can cause problems for visibility.
 
Brandon
All those colors (which I can't quite see from your photo ) must have been fantastic. To see all the colors that's when you need a RAW image to process.
Congrats.
Dr. Eric Flescher
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Some nice shots Susan. Love the HP beast.

One of my favorites was from last June East of Lubbock. I punched the core trying to get to this storm and when I came out of some quarter size hail I had an incredible view from inside the bears cage. The photo does not do it justice since I was driving and took the shot at about 45 mph while holding the camera over the top of my car. The sky was a dark greenish brown color back towards the core and had a thin pink sky between the meso and shaft. It was backlit with a light orange glow and even had some blue a tad farther south before hitting the anvil of the sup to the south. This is not a Mike Hollingshead shot but enough for me to jog up some good memories.

10046848de.jpg


This storm put down a brief tornado but the big show was with the storm to the south when it put down a huge wedge. I believe this was June 12th.
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Eric
Nice picture of the wallcloud with your tornado below. Excellent. All the pictures you all are submitting are real nice. I will put up my favorites soon from Texas in 2001 with Doug Raflik.
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Here are a few of my favs over the years.........

This was taken about 15-20 Miles West of Last Chance. It has always been a favorite of mine because of how blue the sky was and how sharp and crisp the updrafts were.

http://www.coloradostormchaser.com/LastChance.jpg
This was my first tornado.........you could see the meso forming from forever and a day. The storm was initially over Briggsdale CO when it first went TOR and I was sitting East of Brush and could see the meso. It was on the ground for about 30 min and never felt a drop of rain until after the tornado dissipated!! The hail was a little smaller than golf balls and like slush when it finally came.

http://www.coloradostormchaser.com/RSR4a.jpg
I am sure a few of you have seen other chasers photos from this storm. This was the Skellytown storm from 02'.

http://www.coloradostormchaser.com/Pampa15.jpg
20 May 2004 taken south of Sterling CO.

http://www.coloradostormchaser.com/20May04Sterling2a.jpg
Taken last May from Brandon, CO. This was a great storm to watch mature.

http://www.coloradostormchaser.com/BrandonSC2.jpg
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It was fantastic. I really wanted to stop and shoot some pics but the wall was rotating pretty good and looked like it would produce any minute and I would have been stuck between a tornado and hail core.. THe road was only about a mile south and I had to drive under the wall to get in position from the rear. I really wanted to try and make it to the storm south of there but couldn't resist stopping. It put down a short tornado about ten minutes after taking this shot but the cell to the south put down a massive wedge, a multi vortex and then had two on the ground at the same time all in about a half hours time.
 
Bobby
The Waterspout is really nice. The back and front lighting made it super!

Dr. Eric Flescher ([email protected]), Olathe, KS:913-780-5902: (mobile) 913-486-1274: Storm Satori- http://members.aol.com/kcstormguy/stormsat...tormsatori.htm: E.O.A.S. (Earth, Oceans, Atmosphere and Space Blog) -http://www.xanga.com/dreric1kansas


Great shots guys!! Awesome inflow tail on that one. Whewwww..

Here are a few shots from a waterspout I got off of Redondo Beach a few years back. This thing had a wall cloud and frequent lightning zapping the water. It was a mini-supercell. The spout came down as the storm moved closer.

Enjoy....
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Mark
I really like that bottom one. WOWWW!!! The circular formation and the rain or hail in the middle amazing. What did you shoot this with?

Dr. Eric Flescher ([email protected]), Olathe, KS:913-780-5902: (mobile) 913-486-1274: Storm Satori- http://members.aol.com/kcstormguy/stormsat...tormsatori.htm: E.O.A.S. (Earth, Oceans, Atmosphere and Space Blog) -http://www.xanga.com/dreric1kansas



Texas pan June 05

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2 of my faves for structure.

Mark
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Laura
Nice videos. Need more descriptions though. In this forum area, what ever you think are your nicest stuff is great.
Dr. Eric Flescher ([email protected]), Olathe, KS:913-780-5902: (mobile) 913-486-1274: Storm Satori- http://members.aol.com/kcstormguy/stormsat...tormsatori.htm: E.O.A.S. (Earth, Oceans, Atmosphere and Space Blog) -http://www.xanga.com/dreric1kansas

I know this won't compare in size to the plains storms, but for Ontario, the June 14, 2004 event was no exception. This is a barrel-shaped supercell and rotating wall cloud southwest of Elmira, Ontario along hwy 85.

Videos
http://laurawx.com/videos.html

Video caps
http://laurawx.com/20040614vidcaps.html

Chase log
http://laurawx.com/20040614chase.html

This was by far the best storm I ever saw in Ontario. It is not very often we get these kind of things, structurally, here... often our storms are HP and the summer haze can cause problems for visibility.
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Laura
Nice videos. Need more descriptions though. In this forum area, what ever you think are your nicest stuff is great.
Dr. Eric Flescher ([email protected]), Olathe, KS:913-780-5902: (mobile) 913-486-1274: Storm Satori- http://members.aol.com/kcstormguy/stormsat...tormsatori.htm: E.O.A.S. (Earth, Oceans, Atmosphere and Space Blog) -http://www.xanga.com/dreric1kansas

I know this won't compare in size to the plains storms, but for Ontario, the June 14, 2004 event was no exception. This is a barrel-shaped supercell and rotating wall cloud southwest of Elmira, Ontario along hwy 85.

Videos
http://laurawx.com/videos.html

Video caps
http://laurawx.com/20040614vidcaps.html

Chase log
http://laurawx.com/20040614chase.html

This was by far the best storm I ever saw in Ontario. It is not very often we get these kind of things, structurally, here... often our storms are HP and the summer haze can cause problems for visibility.
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Doug
That Red Cloud torn pic is magnificent.
The one with the cumulus clouds and the barn is excellent too. YOu do great stuff.

Dr. Eric Flescher ([email protected]), Olathe, KS:913-780-5902: (mobile) 913-486-1274: Storm Satori- http://members.aol.com/kcstormguy/stormsat...tormsatori.htm: E.O.A.S. (Earth, Oceans, Atmosphere and Space Blog) -http://www.xanga.com/dreric1kansas


Here are my favs...

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Doug Raflik
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Heh, Doug -- your last one remains to this day my favorite structure shot. Were it not for that photo of the white tornado next to the rainbow and the farm that someone took, it'd be my favorite storm photo, period. :)
 
Wierdest structure

In the 1980's (not sure the exact date of this) I had come to Kansas.
I was in Overland Park near 103 street and I-435 at the Kansas education Center with the classrooms.
Over the course of an hour or so outside the window (while working in class for certification) I could see something strange outside I still for this day don't know what to think about.

To the North, I could see this tube like structure streaming towards the south. In This sky tube the moisture etc was racing "at a breakneck speed" towards the South somewhere possibly over I-435.

I was in class,so I could not go outside (no rain or lightning) .
But I should have gone outside to look at it and see whatis going on because it was most amazing.

Anyone to venture when this occurred and what you think it was based on your experiences?
 
Wish i had a good camera when i had some of these:
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from March 21, 2005 near McAlester, OK

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October 18, 2004 near Batesville, AR

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April 6, 2006 NE of McAlester, OK

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April 21, 2004 just west of Fort Smith, AR
 
HP monster in central Oklahoma NW of Geary from 725-815 May 29, 2004. This storm produced hail to the size of grapefruits 5" and many tornados including one anticyclonic tornado. This storm is now among the legends of some long lived HP megabeasts.[attachmentid=390][attachmentid=392]




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Wall cloud funnel and hail shaft Eastern Colorado July 2000[attachmentid=396]
 
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