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Paul Sherman

Reports And Pictures Chase Day 7 - Arizona

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Well you wanted Lightning from this tour and tonight we hit the Jackpot Big Time! This was a proper Monsoon Chase today leaving the Hotel at 4pm and meandering down towards Tucson where the Moisture was pretty decent. Along the way 2 Storms were going nuts spitting out Lightning to our SE & SW Making it 8 out of 8 days with Lightning observed.

Having been scouring for Great views the day before I knew that Windy Point at 7,000ft above Sea Level would be the perfect Vista for a Storm rolling through the Tucson Valley below. As we approached Tucson the Storm to our SW Was beginning to throw out a Haboob which was not that Strong, we got to the base of Mount Lemmon at Sunset and disaster struck as both Storms lost intensity, knowing that the view 12 miles further up the Mountain we great a Windy Point we went up there to take some scenic shots overlooking the Valley below. As we got there I noticed an Outflow Boundary was being thrown off to the South East and sure enough Cg's started to crank up to our South about 10 miles away. We were now level with the Storms Base at 7,000ft above Sea Level. The Storm was moving very slowly to the West across the Valley and we did not recieve any rain at all at our location. We had about 90 minutes shooting Cg's from our location and then moving around the valley to document Storms to our NE, SE & East. At one point we could see Cg's from Storms in Mexico!

I myself have taken over 100 Shots and need to process them but here is 1 for you to look at. Craig has also taken over 100 shots.

This place is incredible and I will upload more later as it is 230am here

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Well it just keeps getting better out here, elevated view of lightning over Tucson, get in !!!!

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I'm not coming home clap.gifyahoo.gif

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Wow, brilliant pictures! clapping.gif I wish I was there cray.giflaugh.png

Look forward to more pictures once you have had a good nights sleep!

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Some more Images from the Hundreds - And yes this Tour could be as or even more popular than the Tornadoes!

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Had to have a Cactus in the Shot whilst in Arizona

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Not. Jealous. At. All

Great shots, it must have been unbelievable up there?

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Amazing. I agree that this could become just as popular as tornado chasing!

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Not. Jealous. At. All

Great shots, it must have been unbelievable up there?

If I am being Picky It was a tad Warm up there - Got upto 115f today! Tsk

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Those photos are amazing! good work guys!

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Stunning pictures, you could sell those, or Net-weather could do an app wallpaper for andriod & iphone

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I coming over all unnecessary. Wonderful shots. Good job

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I wonder if the buildings have lightning conductors fitted as standard, amazing to see the cgs below you!

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If I could swear on here I would! :D Absolutely stunning guys and nice work Paul, KNEW you could do it in the end! blum.gif Laura loves lightening too so I would almost guarantee we'll be out next year for this drinks.gif

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Great pics boys and girls. My missus ain't impressed with the Nassau summer holiday choice, but i'm lovin it!!

She thinks it's bad now, can't wait till later :-)

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Thanks for the replies Guys! Baron Threatnet kept us safe and sound with not a drop of rain near us and Stars overhead! Have a Picture of our location the day before and I envisaged a Storm in this exact location and logged the location in my brain!

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More of this today!

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hi all

here is a selection from last night a very excellent night even for photo challenged me

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more to come when i have reviewed the 100+ photos and a video

paul h

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Back home now, day 7 being Tuesday spent in Las Vegas where it was sunny and 43 C. Naturally inside most of the day but I don't mind the desert heat that much.

Will be uploading pictures on appropriate day threads in an hour or two, home in Vancouver now and decompressing.

Is there going to be a day 6 thread?

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Simply stunning pictures :) I really must get back out to Arizona one day, been too long since I was last there :(

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Wow there's some amazing photos there. Now where's the green with envy smiley? tongue.png

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