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March 10th 2010 Flint Hills of Kansas

by on Apr.12, 2010, under Chases

No tornado but found a few funnels……

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11-27-2005 Kansas Chase

by on Nov.26, 2009, under Chases

Wildfires in Oklahoma and tornadoes in Kansas both fast moving. Most of the storms this day where moving at more than 50 mph. It was a tough but successful lucky day.

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June 12th 2009 Henryetta, Ok.

by on Jun.18, 2009, under Chases, Weather Shots

It was Friday night, why not stay out past midnight watching a storm….

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June 9th SC Kansas

by on Jun.18, 2009, under Chases, Weather Shots

Another after work drive to the border up north, uneventfull again but still enjoyable.

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May 15th 2009

by on May.17, 2009, under Chases, Weather Shots

I left Tulsa shortly after 4PM and went for a northern target in Kansas. As I passed through Howard, Kansas on hwy 99 , I realized it was not worth going any farther and I turned back south to catch the storms headed for the Oklahoma border from the I-35 area. I set up north of Maple City, KS. and waited for what now was a squall line to move in.

May 15th 2009 Kansas

May 15th 2009 Kansas

May 15th 2009 Kansas

May 15th 2009 Kansas

I went back up to hwy 166 and traveled east just ahead of the line until I headed south at Caney, KS. then it was a car wash the rest of the way home.

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May 13th 2009

by on May.17, 2009, under Chases, Weather Shots

It’s frustrating when plans don’t work out. Plans to leave Tulsa between 3 and 4 PM to head out west , turned into not being able to leave until after 5PM. At that point I just went home after work and opened up the radar and later watched what I had missed and still could have made it. Shortly after 7PM I decided to load up and head north and catch the cells moving out of Kansas into Bartlesville, OK. I hoped to make it to a ridge on hwy 123 west of B’ville but I had dragged my feet to long and decided I could make it there in time to get the shots I wanted. I ended up north of B’ville on some county roads I remembered from last year. It gives a little bit of view but not a full flat view but it would have to do. Below are the shots taken around 8:30 of the (radar indicated)tornado warned storm using a 10mm lens.

May 13th 2009

May 13th 2009

I then went east to hwy 169 and drove back south to Tulsa trying to catch a few lightning bolts..

May 13th 2009

May 13th 2009

I ended up at 91st and Garnett to watch the last stubborn cell move out of the area..

May 13th 2009
May 13th 2009

Towards the end I missed a close lightning strike that hit the telephone pole about 50 feet to my left, that left the gas station I was parked at in the dark.

I still wish I had made it out west but the night was still salvaged a little…

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Missing the Greensville Texas Tornado?

by on May.03, 2009, under Chases

I am still waiting to see where the reported tornado actually hit NE of Greensville, while I was in Greensville. Below is my gps track through Greensville and a couple of time stamps added. The original plan was to continue east on 67tb in Greensville but I took a wrong turn at 3:52 that cost me the chance to be in a position east of Greensville to see anything.Just another one of those things that happen and can be very aggravating.

Greensville Tx May 2nd 2009
The wind and rain hit me at Park & US B67 on the E. side of Greensville at 3:55pm and from then on it was a solid downpour as I countinued working my way east, as exampled on the below video that starts around 4:04 entering onto hwy 30 from hwy 69.

I continued on east and thought about going north at Campbell but figured there was no chance catching the 40mph storm. I continued on east to Sulpher Springs and sat for a while , then called it a day.

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