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

5 Aug 2017
Last Chance, CO Marginal Supercell
Synopsis: This was a somewhat successful storm chase, intercepting a storm with marginal supercell characteristics in a west-northwest flow environmen...
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...

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:37:13 -0500
Diamond Ring Effect with Chromosphere and Prominences at 3rd Contact, Total Solar Eclipse -- Oconto, Nebraska. 21 August 2017
  
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Tall, branched cloud-to-ground flash from a highly electrical storm in the southeastern Texas Panhandle. 15 June 2017
  
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:07:00 -0500
Assortment of images from Day 3 of 3 -- 2017 SE Arizona bird photography trip. 24 April 2017

Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

Acorn Woodpecker

Scott's Oriole (female)

Green-tailed Towhee

White-winged Dove

Lazuli Bunting

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Lazuli Bunting

Lazuli Bunting

Gila Woodpecker

Black-headed Grosbeak

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird
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Mon, 7 Aug 2017 18:08:56 -0500
Late night supercell with lightning-illuminated structure in far southwest Kansas, north of Elkhart. 29 June 2017




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Mon, 7 Aug 2017 11:43:22 -0500
Small, marginal supercell storm north of Limon, CO. 5 August 2017
  
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Tue, 1 Aug 2017 22:02:09 -0500
-Clark County Electric- An amazing lightning display from a severe storm in Clark County, KS. 17 June 2017
A 3-frame composite of 2-second exposures spanning 21 seconds in total elapsed time

  
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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:57:38 -0500
Long exposure of skeletal storm structure with lightning, Clark County, KS. 17 June 2017
  
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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:02:17 -0500
Assortment of images from Day 2 of 3 -- 2017 SE Arizona bird photography trip. 23 April 2017

Nashville Warbler

Northern Cardinal

Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

White-winged Dove

Chipping Sparrow

Greater Roadrunner

Gila Woodpecker

Curve-billed Thrasher

Acorn Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

Bridled Titmouse

Scott's Oriole (female)

Cactus Wren

Lazuli Bunting

Mexican Jay

Broad-billed Hummingbird (female)

Spotted Owl (Mexican, mating pair)

Elf Owl
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:24:48 -0500
Wide angle view of the Johnson, KS Mothership -- an incredible structure! 29 June 2017
  
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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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