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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

7/26 Convection

Took this tonight about 30 miles south of Olathe. Couldn't have been more pleased for summertime, although I did overexpose a few, sigh. Also did a timelapse of it, see how that turns out. Darin and I should be getting to work on the DVD this weekend.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Chaser Party Yesterday

"Rainfoot/Hailshaft Beatrice NE, July 13th 06

Shawna Helt held a chaser party yesterday, where I was fortunate enough to meet new chasers and see some of the ones I haven't seen in awhile. Met Brian Stertz, Doug Nelson, Kevin Polston, Aaron Blauser for the first time. Shawna, Jon Davies, Rick Schmidt, Fred Plowman, and Darin Brunin were also there, and it was good to see them again. (and Shawna's friend can't remember her name :( ) Shawna treated us to some infamous KC Smokehouse BBQ as well as TONS of other food! We chatted for awhile, and it was great hearing stories, old and new, and hearing and seeing the different vantage points on storms I was on. Brian Stertz showed us his insane 5/3/99 OKC area outbreak footage, along with Rick Schmidts footage from this year, and his crazy footage from his early years. Fred's crazy Beatrice footage from 4/15 of this year's was also a site to see. I really had a good time, and am going to have to swap or purchase some of that footage. I'll try and post a pic up sometime this week of it.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The DVD project

Well, I haven't chased since May 23rd, and it looks like 2006 will be a disappointing season for most. As for me, it was a very rewarding season in many aspects. Chased around 20 times and logged over 9,000 miles. From the panhandle of Texas to Nebraska over into Illinois, we managed to find 9 tornadoes. Absolutely none in the months of May or June, which I would have figured to be the most prime. Successful days include March 12th, March 30th, April 6th, and April 15th.

The DVD should feature 2005 and 2006....not entirely sure what is going on there yet as it is still in the beginning stages. It will be Darin Brunin and myself's collections.

Some of the dates I know fore sure will be on there.....

June 9th 2005, North West KS(I wasn't there, but Darin Brunin's video will be on there) Numerous tornadoes.

June 29th, 2005 North Central Iowa, Southern Minnesota tornado-warned storms.

June 30th, 2005, South Central KS Followed tornado-warned cell through 6 counties.

July 3rd 2005 South Central KS "Street-sweeping" shelf, close call lightning strike.

November 27th 2005 Cold-Core tornado fest Central KS

March 12th 2006 4 night-time tornadoes observed in Central Missouri.

April 6th 2006 (Featured above) 3 tornadoes observed in North-central KS.

Many more days going to be featured, but as of now, these are "for sure" in.

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