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  1. Setting off towards Calgary shortly .
  2. An interview with photographer and method actor John Finney
  3. Last day was a leisurely drive from Regina to Brooks Alberta . We passed many of the salt lakes that Canada has. One town had heaps of salt and we drove through a haboob consisting of salt.
  4. We chased west of Saskatoon and saw a beautiful classic supercell which tried hard to tornado but just didn't have all the necessary ingredients. The storm went outflow dominant and started to move north east. We went east to Saskatoon and filled our tanks under a tornado warning. We busted our guts to get south to a storm near Rigina which was capable of producing a tornado , but before we could reach it, the storms had started to line out. We stopped short of Regina to get some lighting shots as the CGs were pinging out. We attracted every mosquito within a ten mile radius or that's what it look like. Millions of huge mosquitos swarming around those people brave enough to venture out into the dark. We ended the day at Regina and now have a long slog west back to Calgary. Hoping for a rain shower to clean the mud off the cars. a few photos from yesterday.
  5. Currently back in Alberta and we chased north of Calgary yesterday the storms struggled once they left the mountains. Had stormage through the night but to be honest I think Cumbria had better. Today there is a good tornado potential east of our location Camrose , Alberta. The mozzies here are brutal and in their millions. They are not just out in the fields they are in the towns and the diners too. They appear to be resistant to bug spray. Today may be our last chase today because after todays chase it might be that we are a day away from Calgary. Some of the distances driven were not for the feint hearted.
  6. You are correct there Quentin i.e. a long way back. Never the less here is the update for Sunday 21 July - got up in Sergis , South Dakota. Travelled down through the Black Hills of South Dakota, raced towards through Wyoming into Colorado but our target storm fell apart. So we sat watching storms trying to develop but to no avail. So we ate in Cheyenne and set off for a 70 mile trip to Wheatlands, Wyoming and bed. Early start tomorrow Montana bound. Then making our way to wards the border as storms are hopefully forecast for Canada. watch this space.
  7. Yesterday didn't pan out as expected. Currently in Marshall , Minnesota under a large storm. Leading edge was impressive.
  8. Started today in Spearfish, SD, had dinner in Sturgis SD , took a trip to Mount Rushmore and then took a 370 mile trek to Sioux Falls SD across the Great Missouri River. Great storm potential for tomorrow. .
  9. Yes that's Devils Tower. Here are some videos from yesterday . Video of Richard Betts and Graham Moore trying to repair our windscreen wipers. Which they did in pretty bad conditions. Richard is the one in the fancy womens coat.
  10. Update from the USA. We chased a lovely supercell in Montana and Wyoming, we ended up in Spearfish, South Dakota. Today we visited Devils Tower and watched as a supercell passed over it. We then moved and chased a bigger supercell which took us to Upton , Wyoming. Ended the day in Spearfish, South Dakota. Insert other media.url
  11. Ok day 1/2 Started in Calgary . Chased a storm about 20 miles north of Calgary beautiful backdrop with the snow topped Canadian Rockies. Things are going to quiet in Canada so did a 4.5 hour jaunt over the border in Montana, Interesting crossing into the USA from Canada. They had a sense of humour. I am glad we crossed over night we could have been there hours. Stayed overnight in a place called Conrad, Montana. Not sure where target area is but looks ok for SE Montana. Stay tuned for updates Storm Chaser Chicken George
  12. They were at Fort Davis and so I expect the team are on one of these storms
  13. Some photos and videos don't sit in any particular chase day. So I am sticking them here. A day at the museum Large hail
  14. Drove through an area that saw some large hail on the way to Lamar. sorry I pasted one twice not to worry Tom
  15. We had a few overnight storms , one severe , which I decided not to get out of bed to watch. The hail was pingpong size and did a fair bit of damage, virtually every car in the front car park sustained hail damage. The hail coming down.
  16. Video of the first reported tornado , after this the storm died off. Second tornado near the airport
  17. Last day before I fly home. We dinned in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Then we moved west towards a tornado warned storm which was heading towards the I76. We went south and sat and watched the wall cloud moving slowly in our direction. As we watched a cone formed underneath and it was reported that there was a brief touch down on the ground underneath the cone. The storm then started to die and the northern part strengthened off so we then moved east keep up with it. This was an interesting drive as we drove along wet and slippy dirt track through hail and under the area attempting to form a tornado. Because of time constraints we had to leave the northern storm and set off in the direction of the airport. As we drove south east could see a storm over the airport. As we neared the airport the storm became more interesting and suddenly Paul spotted rotation on the ground, we looked a the cloud above and saw it was a tornado. We stopped and watched it for well over 5 minutes. Planes were flying directly passed it. Amazing last day. Unfortunately my video decided to start to buffer data , so ran out before I could get the best bit. I will put what I can video wise shortly.
  18. Well we chalked up another tornado, all be it brief and then went to a special place inside the hook of the storm. An area where the tornado is most likely to form. The rain curtains where moving rapidly form right, to left. Pretty cool. There were also millions of chasers and once again we saw a couple of wrecks. Video courtesy of James Menzies.
  19. a few more videos from today Storm with tornado moving north of Pryor, Oklahoma Ignore this next video don't know how it got there
  20. Last chase day . Started the day in Plainview, Texas. Chased in and around that area. One of the storms that we were on developed a brief tornado but had vanished by the time that we had relocated. We sat and watched in the hope that it would get its act together. Took a few photos. We are spending the night in Childress , Texas
  21. Saw a huge HP beast and whilst filming the Tauris team doppler on wheels came passed. Moved on to the Lubbock area and had to negotiate so of the worst flooding I have seen
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