Wanted to share a few more of the 2009 Chase Season images – some offering slightly different interpretations of earlier scenes, and some ones I missed posting in the in field. Continue reading
Well strong convective inhibition had a big influence, holding off initiation in SE Michigan/SW Ontario, so chasing meant going just beyond the screen door (what a waste of a 77F dewpoint underneath adequate 0-6 km shear!)!
Did get a shot of a nice example of the optical phenomenon “Silver Lining” on a convective tower that was limited in growth by the inversion (noticed it while BBQ-ing!):
Had tripod issues when the weakening linear convection arrived after dark, so went handheld with the IS 18-55. Technically this is a poor lightning shot, as quite a lot of the subject matter is blown out (this was handheld at 1/6 of a second, ISO 3200) – but I like it!
So I ended up happy with the day!
Will edit later for specific locations based on John’s GPS log, but here are some images from the chase in the Nebraska Panhandle after the Goshen County/LaGrange, WY event (these are in sequential order):
Scuddy Wall cloud/non-tornadic look-alike (EDIT or is it?):
Got on this cell after it’s peak (which was near Mullen, NE as evidenced by Al Pietrycha’s images).
Did get this view of the then more linear updraft from just S of Thedford:
and this sunset back-lit view (with crepuscular rays) of the back-built weak convection from the same general location:
Saw a couple of weak cells in the Texas Panhandle/Texas SoPlns. Good opportunity to test systems/workflows. A couple of wide angle images of the two storms:
Looking NE from N of Tulia, TX:
Looking due W at Tail-End Charlie from US 385 W of Ropesville, TX:
Needless to say there were no Ropes seen in Ropesville today!