My band is getting ready for an album release in about a month, and I have been trolling through some of my band's tracks that we still play at live shows preparing for some album release gigs if they pan out (more to come on this hopefully soon). I have been enjoying some of our videos, and in the process reviewing some storm chasing memories.
This video was from a chase-cation from back in 2005. It was a 10-day marathon across our nation's wonderful great plains states chasing storms after storms, days after day. South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado...lots of miles under the belt!
The first storm in the video is from Trego County Kansas on June 15, 2005. This will always be one of my favorite "mothership" supercell storms; we were in good position as the storm evolved heading towards us. There is a tornado in this sequence (per the Doppler-on-Wheels parked next to us), however I'll let you decide if you see it. I'm a spotter for the National Weather Service and I'm pretty conservative when calling in tornadoes, I called in the storm this day, but for the wall cloud formation, not for the "tornado".
The second half of the video is from Kent County in the Texas panhandle, June 12, 2005. We were in incredible (ok, admittedly intensely close) position for the tornado-genesis and had a great position for the lifecycle of this supercell. Saw many tornadoes that day from this cycling supercell. Spectacular!
Who out there can't wait for spring?