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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Top Storm Photos of 2009

Even though there might be a small chance for severe weather in the next week or two, I thought I'd post my favorite storm photos of 2009. I was lucky enough to capture some decent shots in 2009, especially tornadoes. And despite the crappy year that a lot of chasers have had, we've had probably our best year yet...intercepting tornadoes in every month from March until July. Here is a link to last year's top photos.

A 'firenado' back on March 6th, almost as good as the real thing up close:

Firenado

April 26th, near Roll/Crawford, OK:

Roll Oklahoma Tornado

May 6th, 2009 in Linn County, KS a brilliant sunlit wall cloud and rainbow beneath a low-topped supercell...one that didn't even make it into the reports, but is forever etched into my mind:

Linn County Low-Topped Supercell + Wall Cloud

May 30th, Clinton Lake Dam, KS, Lightning shot with the moon setting underneath the updraft :

Clinton Dam Lightning + Moon

June 15th, 2009 near Kinsley, KS:

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June 17th, amazing structure just west of Grand Island, Nebraska (wish I were just about 2 miles further east) :

Grand Island, Nebraska Supercell

June 17th, the Aurora, Nebraska tornado as it begins to cross back north of the highway...a few miles west of Aurora:

Aurora, Nebraska Tornado

June 20th, Princeton Kansas 'mothership' supercell which produced several, weak, brief tornadoes, but the structure stole the show:

Princeton, KS supercell

7 comments:

Dann Cianca said...

Well done!

Chris White said...

Dick, I always enjoy seeing your work. Keep it up!

Anne Nymous said...

No pics of fog?

Erik said...

Although I didn't have the tornado count as last year, 2009 will be a memorable year. Had several great chases with amazing structure that will never be forgotten!

Amazing Pictures Dick, Thanks for sharing man!

mnwxchaser said...

Well done man...Mike who??? LOL

Mack Fai said...

Incredible!

mike said...

Dick, you're the best in the biz.

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