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About mikeofmacc

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    Macclesfield, Cheshire
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    Storm Chasing, Storms, Lightning, Tornadoes, Severe Weather, Gym, Swimming, Programming, Computers, IT
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    Thunderstorms, Lightning, Tornado, Hurricane, Heatwave

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  1. Tour 4 2018

    Looks like Days Inn on Tower Road is the best priced hotel for a night on Mon 11 June, at £82 for a room. Anyone else staying there that night?
  2. 2018 Q&A For Tornado Season

    SD Memory Cards / Micro SD Memory Cards. I prefer 8GB/16GB ones over the bigger memory cards e.g. 64GB/128GB, as I worry about having all my photos on one single card, in case it got lost dropped. Alternatively, I bring a laptop, and offload photos to OneDrive each night or Dropbox, so they are saved somewhere safe. Extension bars are good, travel adapters, hayfever tablets too, Kansas can be hayfever central with all the grasslands! Breathable shorts are good for the hot days, but also something warmer as Nick says for cooler evenings after storms have rolled through. Also something comfortable for the flight, might go with tracky bottoms on this years flight, for a bit more comfort than jeans on the way across.
  3. Tour 4 2018

    Lol. Yep, tour 4, can't wait. Anyone else flying out of Heathrow the day before to Denver via BA?
  4. 2018 Arizona Monsoon Tour

    Hey guys, What flights did you choose? I looked at Phoenix via LHR but its £850 ish. Dubline to Phoenix is about £395?
  5. Tour 4 2018

    So, very excited for this!
  6. 2018 Arizona Monsoon Tour

    Same boat here. Cheapest I've seen is £1041 return. Driving sounds like fun though!
  7. BA Sale

    Return to DEN from MAN via LHR is £520.
  8. Tour 4 2018

    Hey guys, My 4th chase next year and decided on Tour 4 from Denver. Just wondering if there is a Base Hotel in Denver, like in DFW? Who else is on T4? Excited? Mike.
  9. Thank you

    Shame we missed each other this year. Thanks for everyone on T1 that made it such an unforgettable experience and an amazing adventure. See everyone on the plains next year!
  10. Stormchase 2017 - Chase day 26 TX & Colorado

    Stay safe guys!
  11. Tour 1 - General thread

    Hi everyone, Have just got home, and without a doubt the best tour yet. Everyone on the trip made this memories of a lifetime and I think all of us had a job at the airport not to cry etc. as we went our separate ways. Tour 1 has been amazing, and I really want to say a massive thanks to Paul, Tony, Arron and Nick, some of those core punches were mental. Really looking forward to next year as always, but meantime, hope Tour 2, 3 and 4 are as successful as Tour 1 has been, and stay safe! I'll upload some more photos in the coming days for the forum if thats OK, don't want to confuse it in with Tour 2 threads. Cheers, Mike.
  12. Reports & Pictures Chase Day 10 - High Risk

    Love Number 4 Mark!
  13. Reports & Pictures Chase Day 10 - High Risk

    Another day and another fantastic chase with everyone on Tour 1. Bagged our 7th and 8th tornadoes of the tour South of Waynoka, and ended in Enid, OK with the promise of possible elevated storms by 5am. Also a big one for me, my first EVER daytime still lightning shot. Some shots attached below:- Tornado South of Waynoka (note the debris field underneath the lowering) Daytime double C-G. Ended with this stunner! Also attached my video of the multi-vortex(the fun starts about 2:25):-
  14. Report & Pictures Chase Day 8

    Hi everyone, Fantastic day yesterday. As always, its never nice to hear that just down the road, at least 1 didn't make it. Photos below, ended up with two fantastic night-time lightning shows, and my first successful capture of anvil crawlers and spider lightning! Happy is an understatement. Well played to the drivers and forecasters yesterday who got us safely in place every single time. First tornado less than a mile away Second funnel as it moved away. Second tornado far middle centre in the distance. About 6 miles away. Pretty nice anvil crawler over the hotel last night at 2am... Cheers, Mike.
  15. Reports & Pictures Chase Days 6&7

    One of the Mammatus display from near Groom, TX yesterday.