Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Storm Photo of the Day 10/29/14

The classic "stair-step" structure of a developing supercell near Leedey, OK on May 19, 2010.  This rapidly developing storm produced its first tornado about 10 minutes after this shot was taken.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Storm Photo of the Day 10/28/14

A landspout funnel - possibly tornado - peeks out from behind the shaft of rain and hail of a relatively high-based thunderstorm near Pretty Prairie, KS on May 19, 2012.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Storm Photo of the Day 10/26/14

Alfalfa Funnel  Storms began to develop over SC and WC Oklahoma around noon March 21, 2012 as clear skies allowed for low level heating under cold air aloft.  The storm that produced this funnel organized SSW of Alfalfa, Oklahoma and as it strengthened organized a rather well-defined mesocyclone.  Shortly after 1:30 pm about 5 miles W of Alfalfa it produced this funnel which lasted 10 minutes or so and appeared to touch down briefly.  The ground was very wet, so there wasn't much dust, but I observed weeds, grass and other debris in a ground circulation even though the tornado never fully condensed.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Storm Photo of the Day 10/23/14

Road Warriors Storm chasers approaching a tornado as it crosses the highway N of Cherokee, OK on April 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Storm Photo of the Day 10/22/14

Lawton Thunderhead  The visible power of a building supercell near Lawton, Oklahoma on March 30, 2013.  The contrast produced by the varied lighting enhances the effect of the crisp towers going up.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Photo of the Day 10/17/14

Flatland Sunset  Vibrant western Oklahoma sunset with contrails.  It was indeed a beautiful evening.  October 17, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Storm Photo of the Day 10/12/14

Washita Cloudburst  High-based early evening supercell with rainfoot in central Washita County, Oklahoma near the village of Bessie on October 12, 2014 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Storm Photo of the Day 10/11/14

Strike after Strike A tornado-warned Texas Panhandle supercell thunderstorm spits out copious lightning as it moves slowly E not from from White Deer on October 9, 2014.  Three image stack.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Storm Photo of the Day 10/09/14

Panhandle Lightning Strike Powerful cloud-to-ground lightning strike from the October 9th, 2014 tornado-warned supercell near White Deer in the Texas Panhandle.  We had visual on a brief tornado a few minutes before this shot in which the mesocyclone (and tornado according to NWS Amarillo damage survey) is completely rain-wrapped.  Notice the dust being ingested on the front edge.