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  1. Hello folks, I have finally got round to looking through all of my photos from this years storm chase! Here is part 1: [b]Texas - 9th May - 2009. [/b] After landing at Dallas Ft Worth airport we were straight after the storms. What better way to start than seeing our first supercel. A low precipitation (LP) supercell base: [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/8thMayTexas/LPsupercell.JPG[/img] Then a High precipitation supercell straight after!: [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/8thMayTexas/HPsupercell.JPG[/img] The lightning and rotation from this supercell was incredible and we were all very surprised that it never quite managed to drop a tornado. The HD footage is very nice, but due to file sizes limits i've only uploaded the video to youtube in standard format. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZtuZwLxj94[/media] The supercell then made its way to the town of Brownwood, Texas where we later found out was heavily damaged by large hail. [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/8thMayTexas/baseballstorm.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/8thMayTexas/baseballstorm2.JPG[/img] [b]9th/10th May 2009 - Texas.[/b] The following 2 days were unfortunately down days after a good start. Still the odd sunset to see however; [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/10thMayTexas/panhandlesunset.JPG[/img] [b]12th May 2009 - Again, Texas! [/b] This was probably one of the best storm days of my life. I'll let the pictures do most of the explaining... Convection initiated: [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/convection1.JPG[/img] A storm fired and we were off! A dust storm initiated as the storm dragged in the moisture. Spot the lucky hidden lightning strike in thise first photo: [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/Duststorm1cg.JPG[/img] I have video of this storm as the dust reduced visibility to only a few yards but as yet i still need to upload it. [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/duststorm2.JPG[/img] As we chased the storm we saw an amazing base which contrasted against the red fields. [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/supercellbase.JPG[/img] A quick gustnado then whipped up some dust [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/Gustnado.JPG[/img] Then a lowering [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/lowering.JPG[/img] Finally, the chase led us to Childress, Texas where we witnessed some amazing structure, a possible tornado, the vortex 2 project with its associated many DOW trucks. Oh and some nice lightning and mammatus... [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/childress1.JPG[/img] A very small funnel starting to form? [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/childress2funnel.JPG[/img] Oh, and maybe a tornado? [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/possiblenado.JPG[/img] The Weather Channel/ Discovery Channel filming next to the team. [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/weatherchannel.JPG[/img] Then some nice mammatus and lightning. [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/mammatus.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/IMG_4789.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/lightning1.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/lightning2.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/lightning3.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/lightning4.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.scotphotos.co.uk/Stormchasing/12thMayTexas/lightning5.JPG[/img] And then finally, an amazing video of a lightning bolt landing within a few feet of us. (You cant see the lightning but you can defo hear it!!!!) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma36Omijp2E[/media] Well, that was my first blog entry. I hope you enjoy the photos and look out for part 2 soon!!
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