Sunday, March 3, 2019

"Tornado" by Larry Hucke

Met this gentleman at ChaserCon.  Singer, songwriter, seemed to do it all.  Had a good discussion with him about music and chasing.  If you get a chance, check out his song and leave some feedback.

Sunday, February 24, 2019


 I attended ChaserCon a couple weeks ago in Wichita, Kansas.  Although it was not the first chaser convention I have attended, it was one of the best.  Got to spend time with some great people and individuals that I have followed for years.  Here is to a great storm season, may the tornadoes be out in the wide country, photogenic, and plentiful.  May we all come back home after our chases.
Roger Hill, whose photography along with Jim Reed's work made me start taking a camera into the field.
Dr. Greg Forbes semi-retired from the Weather Channel.  He will be back in the spring.
Tim Marshall running Solo.  Chewbacca and I discussing beard care.
Got to meet Reed Timmer
Mike Smith gave the keynote speech about Radar and how storm chasers have improved warnings

Monday, December 24, 2018


Merry Christmas, Ruminators. See you on our next adventure!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fireworks 09/14/2018

It's been a slow year but last night lucked into an incredible fireworks show.  Hosted by the National Fireworks Association (NFA), This was the end of their week-long convention to showcase many of the new fireworks.  Needless to say, it was incredible, with the majority of the show displaying new fireworks.  The finale was great but also lead to another show directly after.  We left a very packed park not long after the second show started already watching two very full hours of fireworks.  Here were some of my favorite photos.  Finale video is at the end.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

lightning 07/13/2018

A simple cold front moved into the area destabilizing the atmosphere enough for some evening showers.  It was already Drench-your-shirt humid.  Luckily it rained most of the late night.

My oldest daughter and I did an ice cream run and found this wall cloud to the west of the city.

 We ran home, grabbed our cameras and went Northwest of the city.  Lots of active lightning at first, then it slowed down as the storm lost its punch.

 Same bolt, two frames.