Photo of the Day: “Hanger”
A rapidly rotating wall cloud spins above the Saskatchewan Canada plains. This tornado had already…
This amazing shot was captured by photographer Mike Jones in September 2012 while he was in the Grand Cayman Islands.
You can clearly see lightning illuminating the clouds. The electrostatic discharge associated with lightning can occur within a cloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground.
In this photo, it appears that the lightning is striking the water, which is not as common as striking land, making this image extra special.
I had almost forgotten these pictures from several years back when about five tornadoes hit near mine and Nick’s home in Grand Prairie. The sky looked like it was boiling and was one of the most terrifying things ever.
Our current featured chaser is Eugene Thieszen from WXtreme Chase Team. This photo shows the Caprock Canyon Tornado, Briscoe County, TX 3/28/2007. Surely the most impressive event of a prolific early season in the Texas Panhandle and western North Texas. The first supercell rapidly(!) developed SW of Silverton and had a tornado on the ground before it was even severe warned. Of several tornado producers, this was the day’s prime catch. A beautiful, slow-moving tornado that stayed mostly over open country. Filmed it basically from beginning to end as it morphed through almost every tornado shape possible.
Photo of the Day: “Take Cover”
Low precipitation supercells are some of the most photographic storms on the planet. The= small…