Mike Umscheid Photography & Storm Chase Blog
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Upcoming Shoots

>> July-August 2017 -- Lightning -- New Mexico, Colorado, & High Plains. Unscheduled; during time off work.

>> Early November 2017 -- Whooping Cranes -- Quivira NWR, Kansas. May take some days off work during peak this year.

>> Late January-Early February 2018 -- Winter Bird Photography Trip -- Texas Gulf Coast? Stay tuned.

(Updated June 23, 2017 10:01:48 am CT)

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Most Recent Shoots

3 Jul 2017
Laverne-Woodward, OK Supercell & Canadian, TX Supercell
Synopsis: This was a long chase day, starting in Overland Park, KS after spending a couple days with family and friends over the weekend. I targeted L...
29 Jun 2017
Johnson, KS Mothership Supercell
Synopsis: This was another after work chase, and I was not going to make the same mistake I did on June 26th! Leaving immediately after work at 4pm, I...
26 Jun 2017
Leoti, KS LP Marginal Supercell
Synopsis: I originally decided not to chase after work, but after I woke up from a long nap at around 6pm, a supercell was rolling straight south near...
17 Jun 2017
Meade & Clark County, KS Supercell & Incredible Lightning
Synopsis: This was an after-work chase. I actually worked a couple hours of overtime until 7:30pm and chased right as I got off work. A new storm form...
16 Jun 2017
Aurora, NE LP Supercell
Synopsis: This was a very good chase day, which started slow and potentially a bust. I was limited to chasing southern Nebraska, since I had to go bac...
15 Jun 2017
Marginal supercell storm & lightning from Clarendon to Paducah, TX
Synopsis: This was a good chase, but not spectacular. Followed a marginal supercell storm southeast with decent structure but a lot of good cloud-to-g...
13 Jun 2017
Brief, marginal supercell near Wright, KS
Synopsis: This was a short-distance storm chase fairly close to home. Mid-afternoon storms formed just south of Dodge City, but they did not advance t...
27 May 2017
Storm Chase Trip 2017 (Day 9) -- Ardmore, OK Supercell
Synopsis: This was the last chase day of the trip. Rob, Mitch, Jay, and I decided to target a tornado potential in southern Oklahoma on this day. We s...
26 May 2017
Storm Chase Trip 2017 (Day 8) -- Goodland Post-sunset Supercell
Synopsis: Mitch joined us for the final days of this trip. We targeted the Lamar area, but this southern target busted as it was too capped, despite g...
25 May 2017
Storm Chase Trip 2017 (Day 7) -- Long-lived HP Supercell
Synopsis: Rob, Jay, and I intercepted a supercell in its formative stage just outside of Burlington, CO. We followed it to southeast of Goodland befor...

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Wed, 5 Jul 2017 11:43:39 -0500
HP Supercell with field of mammatus above, near Canadian, TX. 3 July 2017
  
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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:47:14 -0500
-Johnson Mothership 2017- An incredible mothership supercell structure approaches Johnson, Kansas. 29 June 2017
  
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A briefly supercellular LP-storm in its final moments before sunset, near Leoti, KS. 26 June 2017
  
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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:32:27 -0500
Very photogenic supercell thunderstorm structure near Fairmont, Nebraska. 16 June 2017
  
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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:45:52 -0500
An amazing, electrified severe storm over open range of Clark County, KS. 17 June 2017
  
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:12:24 -0500
Marginal supercell storm along the dryline just northeast of Dodge City, KS. 13 June 2017
  
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Tue, 6 Jun 2017 18:58:06 -0500
Medicine Lodge (KS) Cemetery Tornado. 19 May 2017
  
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Tue, 2 May 2017 22:59:08 -0500
Assortment of images from Day 1 of 3 -- 2017 SE Arizona bird photography trip. 22 April 2017

Crissal Thrasher

Gambels Quail

Streak-backed Oriole

Streak-backed Oriole

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Green-tailed Towhee

Black-throated Sparrow

Woodhouses Scrub-Jay

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Brown Creeper

Townsends Warbler

Magnificent Hummingbird

Blue-throated Hummingbird

Bridled Titmouse

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Western Screech Owl
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Mon, 1 May 2017 20:27:39 -0500
Scott's Oriole, male, at Ash Canyon B&B. 24 April 2017
  
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Mon, 1 May 2017 12:10:40 -0500
Protection, KS LP Supercell at sunset. 15 April 2017
  
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