Meanie greenies

Got a good green storm? Post your best here. Natural/non-altered color only please, we want to see the real margarita.

I think this is probably my greenest (loc is Woodward Okla.)
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I have experienced this incredible hailstorm in late April 2005 in NE Italy, pretty amazing colors with impressive whale's mouth besides:

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Yay for green-ish squalls :)
 
Originally posted by nickgrillo
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Yay for green-ish squalls :)

Hey Nick, what is this comin at ya? :shock: I would be running away from it, lol.
 
Originally posted by David Draun
Hey Nick, what is this comin at ya? :shock: I would be running away from it, lol.

LOL... Yeah, it was pretty cool. It's the Independance Day Derecho (went from MN/WI during the evening on 7/3 and then blasted through MI/OH by the early afternoon on 7/4) of 2003... I believe the highest gust I got from the storm was around 75MPH as it pushed through the southern edge of Downtown DTX. That vidcap shows the massive dirt being blown around along the leading edge of the line as it moved onto the lake... I will always love the MI summer days of +4000 SBCAPE and strong unidirectional flow :)
 
Good to be back after a protracted absence caused partly by passwords lost in a motherboard failure last fall. [Yes, I had backup data...and lost it too -- long story.]

I've seen more of these monstrosities than I care to admit. The most recent "greenie" is a digital shot appended here, from 8 ESE Bowman ND, 6 Jun 5, looking SSW. Unfortunately I have no film slides of this "Bowman Bow" because I was busy driving fairly fast to get out of its way, and the primary slide camera was nonfunctional that day anyway.

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The intercept story is here FWIW: http://www.stormeyes.org/MT/archives/2005_...5_06.php#000231
 
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May 24, 2004 just south of Des Moines, IA. This wall cloud had a nice green glowing core showing behind it. Powerful inflow as it passed then and then rfd as the clear slot appeared. It didn't drop anything though.
 
Karen stole my thunder for 5 June 2005, so here is another from 24 May 2002.
Sorry about the quality of the pic... the lens fogged due to the difference in temp between my car and outside. Doh!
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Aaron
 
Please forgive me for the crappy image quality, this was before I had a real camera. The date was 7-13-2004, north of Mooresville, IN. This was the same system that spawned an F4 destroying a manufacturing plant in Illinois, later turning into a nasty squall line that raced through Indiana. I was alone so these shots were taken in a big hurry as I decided it was best to run the other way when I saw this sky.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/040713_rpts.html

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These are fantastic! The shades of green are spectacular too. I like how it varies from olive green to swimming pool blue-green. Just fantastic shots, I'm really enjoying seeing all the different greens!
 
David Barunin's (sorry if that's misspelled) first pic looks like it might be from June 16, 2005.

So that said, I was wondering if anyone had pics of the mother of all MCS's that occured on June 16, 2005. You might want to check the date on that on the SPC storm reports page. Im almost sure it was the 16th. If not, it was the following Thursday. I know for a fact it was on a Thursday. I chased that beast starting all the way from its birth in the Oklahoma panhandle and SW Kansas all the way to the Red River by 3am the following morning. Talk about green and black, WOW. I still say that was my most favorite chase of 2005 and it wasnt even a tornado chase. It WAS the MOTHER of all MCS's. I know not many people chased it b/c it wasnt a tornado day but still.......
 
It's from July 3, 2005 just southeast of Wichita, KS on a Sunday.

The second is from June 9, 2005 and the third is May 8, 2005 to clear things up. Nice spelling by the way :lol:
 
I know for a fact it was on a Thursday. I chased that beast starting all the way from its birth in the Oklahoma panhandle and SW Kansas all the way to the Red River by 3am the following morning. Talk about green and black, WOW. I still say that was my most favorite chase of 2005 and it wasnt even a tornado chase. It WAS the MOTHER of all MCS's.

Mother of all MCS's eh. I haven't seen much of it but I can't help but think it'll have a hard time trumping the May 27, 2001 derecho in the same area.

http://www.chaseone.com/052701pan05.jpg
http://www.chaseone.com/052701.html
Bobby Eddins

http://www.cycloneroad.com/2001May27chase.htm
http://www.cycloneroad.com/images/chase200...7May2001_11.jpg
Amos Magliocco's

Going to be hard to top that event. Each of those really only shows one area that was surging ahead. Other views show 2 or more.

Images on Roger Hill's page:
http://www.stormchase.net/barber.htm
Too bad you can't see those larger now.

There is a day I wish I was later to the show. We were on them really early and got overtaken just before they started to take on those scenes. I guess it doesn't matter much as I didn't have a still camera then anyway.
 
Originally posted by CHris Whitehead
So that said, I was wondering if anyone had pics of the mother of all MCS's that occured on June 16, 2005. ... It WAS the MOTHER of all MCS's. I know not many people chased it b/c it wasnt a tornado day but still.......

Last summer I was in the NWC REU program in Norman, and on June 16, 2005, most of us went to an Oklahoma City Redhawks game. It was dark by the time we left, but all the way back to Norman we were "chased" by that beast. The lightning kept lighting up an awesome shelf cloud and we oo-ed and aw-ed at it on the drive back.

This was my first derecho and became the first time I had really seen lightning. I hadn't seen many convective events before, and the lightning we have up here flashes once. Then I might wait 5 minutes or longer before seeing another flash. So from an amateur's perspective, this storm was great! :D LOL It was also cool when the wind began blowing the rain nearly horizontal in one direction, and then it switched and started blowing the rain in the opposite direction.

I took a short video of the lightning and shelf cloud, and I got a couple captures of the radar that night if anyone's interested, as I excitedly stayed up all night to experience the storm!

I have a rather dumb question, though--how would I post an image? Do I have to have it on a webpage?
 
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