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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Update, Matt Hughes

Brief update here, we've intercepted approximately 22 tornadoes since my last blog post. Here's one of the pictures (I have probably 500 more that I'll show at some point). Check out another one here on Discovery's website.

Below is a picture west of Aberdeen, SD on May 22. Click here for larger version.
South Dakota Rope Tornado

Matt Hughes, of The Storm Report, passed away on Wednesday. Matt was a great friend, an amazing father and a great storm chaser. His funeral will be held on Tuesday in Valley Center, KS. I'll write more about this later when I get time. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Quick Update

Wow, almost 6 months since I've updated this! It's been a crazy April, so far, witnessing/documenting a legitimate 11 tornadoes and hopefully more coming this week. If you are still following this blog, the best way to keep up with me is through my facebook page where I'm updating pictures/updates on storm chasing throughout the Spring.

I've been chasing with the TVN team this Spring and will continue to do so until at least mid-June, so check out their LIVE streaming page to follow us on our live storm chasing journey this Spring. Looks like a marginal chase this Thursday (we've been chasing everything) and things really start to ramp up by the end of the weekend into early next week.

Below are some photos I've taken this Spring of storm chases, with about 20 gigs more to process as I write this. Unfortunately, we were in Yazoo City, MS minutes after the tornado struck the town and below is a picture of the actual tornado. Last Friday, we also witnessed the deadly Scotland, AR tornado as well. It never gets easier seeing the destruction and chaos first hand. Seeing the Yazoo City damage/chaos really brought me back to the Greensburg, KS tornado, which just happens to be the 3 year anniversary of it today. It's pretty difficult to put into words, photos, or even video of what it's really like.

This is only my 3rd day off since beginning this trip a month ago, and will be remembering all of the victims of the violent tornadoes I've witnessed over the past three years.

New website is still under construction but should have it up in the next month or two.

I have a new camera and a variety of solid lenses, but am having trouble accessing the RAW files, but will be updating my facebook page/flickr soon once I get things resolved. Tornado pics, structure, damage photos to be uploaded soon.


Yazoo City, Mississippi Tornado

Belleville, KS Supercell

Texas Supercell

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