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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...

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= Storm Chases & Shoots of July 2013 =



Location: My backyard

Shoot type: Weather and Sky Around Home
# of images: 0
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Location: Deming, NM area

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Animas, NM area

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 2
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Location: Gila Bend, AZ area mid-afternoon. Salome to Brenda, AZ evening.

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Willcox, AZ area

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Safford to U191/I-10 Junction, AZ

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 2
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Location: Pearce, AZ area

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 2
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Location: South of San Simon, AZ

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Las Cienegas NCA early afternoon. Fort Thomas, AZ area late afternoon/evening

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Tucson, AZ afternoon. Sacaton/Coolidge, AZ late night

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Tucson, AZ area afternoon. Sacaton, AZ area late-night

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Phoenix, AZ afternoon. Quartzsite, AZ area evening.

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: Tucson Mountains near Tucson, AZ

Shoot type: Landscape
# of images: 1
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Location: Safford to south of Willcox, AZ

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 3
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Location: near Cochise, AZ

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
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Location: East of Sierra Vista, AZ evening. Northeast of Willcox late night

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 2
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Location: Three Points, AZ early. San Simon, AZ late

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 9
Synopsis: Late morning storms were moving north-northwest toward the southwest suburbs of Tucson and the Three Points area. I photographed the backside of these storms from along the Ajo Highway. Later in the evening, I noticed storms moving north close to the New Mexico border. This storm ended up providing some of my best images of the entire trip, as an incredibly photogenic haboob developed and rolled west toward me, just south of San Simon. Lightning over the distant Peloncillo Mountains was fantastic in the golden sky that materialized at sunset.




Location: Tucson, Arizona

Shoot type: Weather and Landscape
# of images: 1
Synopsis: No storms were photographed on Day 1. I arrived early afternoon, and while a few storms were noted around the Sonoita area, nothing was worth photographing. I drove up Reddington Rd. a little ways for a nice sunset overlooking the east side of Tucson.




Location: East-central New Mexico, south of Trementina, NM

Shoot type: Storm Chase
# of images: 1
Synopsis: This was my driving day out to Arizona, and I was not expecting to do much of any photography. I noticed some storms on radar developing off the south end of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which were slowly rolling southeast off the mountains. I decided to make a short chase out of it. I photographed lightning along Highway 104 from west of Trementina to just southwest of Conchas Lake. Some of the best lightning was photographed using the highway as a foreground subject at around sunset.




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