Storm Driven

Weather Shots


2012

by on Feb.27, 2012, under Weather Shots

It’s now 2012 hope this isn’t the only post for the year….

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Still Here

by on Aug.14, 2011, under Weather Shots

Updates are way behind but coming… Grandbabies are more time consuming than thought and loving loving it!!!

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September 21st Pictures

by on Sep.24, 2009, under Weather Shots

Some flooding around north Tulsa and some distant lightning.

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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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Just needed to remember what a storm looked like

by on Jun.06, 2009, under Weather Shots

I headed out north of Tulsa during the early evening of June 2nd just to see anything,

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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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