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2004 Chase Images

RAINBOW - BOYD COUNTY, NE

5-15-2004 (d)

Departing weak storms created this pretty scene in northeastern NE.

STORM - ELM CREEK, NE

5-16-2004 (d)

Looking west at a developing severe storm in southcentral, NE

SEVERE STORM - RUSSELL, KS

5-17-2004 (d)

Looking west on I-70 at a tornado warned storm's base structure features.

SEVERE STORM - DORRANCE, KS

5-17-2004 (d)

Looking NW at the updraft base of an approaching TOR warned storm near Russell, KS.

CB & WINDMILL - KANSAS

5-17-04 (d)

Looking east near Dorrance, KS at a storm tower illuminated by the setting sun.

CLOUD TOWERS - WICHITA, KS

5-18-04 (d)

Cumulus Towers struggle against the CAP on a severe risk day in southern Kansas.

LP SUPERCELL 1 - BRUSH, CO

5-20-2004 (d)

This isolated supercell formed NW of Denver and was the only storm in northern CO.

LP SUPERCELL 2 - BRUSH, CO

5-20-2004 (d)

A nice inflow tail forms to the storm's southeast as a rainshaft begins to develope.

LP SUPERCELL 3 - BRUSH, CO

5-20-2004 (s)

This is a closer view of the base structure looking directly to our west.

LP SUPERCELL 4 - BRUSH, CO

5-20-2004 (d)

A hailshaft forms on the north side of the storm and decends from the vault region.

LP SUPERCELL 5 - BRUSH, CO

5-20-2004 (d)

Base structure begins to take on an awesome "flying saucer" shape!

LP SUPERCELL 6 - BRUSH, CO

5-20-2004 (d)

Flying saucer base begins to move closer.

LP SUPERCELL 7 - BRUSH, CO

5-20-2004 (d)

The base structure takes on an ever more ominous appearance as it looms closer.

LP SUPERCELL 8 - BRUSH, CO

5-20-2004 (d)

This was the final photo taken before we had to blast east to avoid increasing high winds and hail.

BRUSH SUPERCELL

(c) Brad Carter

5-20-2004 photo scan

As viewed from about 60 miles to the southwest from Golden, CO.

BRUSH SUPERCELL

(c) Brad Carter

5-20-2004 photo scan

As viewed from about 60 miles to the southwest from Golden, CO.

DEVELOPING CB - SW KS

5-21-2004 (s)

Deep convection takes place ahead of the dryline in this photo looking east towards Dodge City, KS.

SUPERCELL - OK PANHANDLE

5-21-2004 (s)

Looking south from Beaver County, OK at a pretty supercell that was moving NE from the TX Panhandle.

ROTATING STORM - GILEAD, NE

5-22-2004 (d)

This storm went on to produce the tornadoes in Thayer, Jefferson & Saline County, NE.

WEDGE TORNADO - THAYER Co, NE

5-22-2004 (v)

This low contrast video capture was from an obscurred wedge tornado filmed from Rt 53 near Alexandria, NE.

TORNADO a - DAYKIN, NE

5-22-2004 (v)

This series of low contrast video captures was taken to our north along highway 4 near Daykin, NE.

TORNADO b - DAYKIN, NE

5-22-2004 (d)

The tornado takes on a classic cone shape to our northeast.

TORNADO c - DAYKIN, NE

5-22-2004 (v)

A sheath of dust begins to envelope and circle around the condensation funnel.

TORNADO d - DAYKIN, NE

5-22-2004 (v)

A large circulating collar cloud becomes visible at the top of the tornado.

TWO TORNADOES - DAYKIN, NE

5-22-2004 (v)

A weak satellite tornado forms to the east (right) of the main tornado to our NNW east of Daykin.

TORNADO a - SWANTON, NE

5-22-2004 (v)

The tornado crosses the highway to our north in Saline County, NE.

TORNADO b - SWANTON, NE

5-22-2004 (v)

The tornado begins to move rapidly off to our northeast.

TORNADO c - SWANTON, NE

5-22-2004 (v)

The tornado enters the rope stage. This supercell later produces the large tornado that destroyed Hallam, NE.

LIGHT SHOW - BEATRICE, NE

5-22-2004 (d)

A pretty display of lightning after dark illuminates a field of mammatus off to our west.

TORNADOES - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (v)

Two tornadoes come into view as we approach from the east along highway 8.

TORNADO a - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (v)

The main tornado becomes a "stove pipe".

TORNADO b - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (v)

The tornado strengthens just as we pull off highway 8 for photos.

TORNADO c - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (v)

A nice dust whirl is made evident by this highly contrasted tornado.

TORNADO d - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (d)

The tornado remains firmly planted on the ground for several minutes.

TORNADO e - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (d)

The tornado begins to weaken just prior to entering the rope stage.

TORNADO f - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (d)

A long pretty rope tornado dangles from the parent cloud on the western horizon.

TORNADO g - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (d)

The rope dissapates, but a dust whirl remains on the ground.

TORNADO h - CHESTER, NE

5-24-2004 (v)

This close up video capture reveals the final gasp or the rope tornado becoming "unraveled".

SUPERCELL - BELLEVILLE, KS

5-24-2004 (d)

We dropped a few miles south of Chester on highway 81 to wait for the next tornado to form.

TORNADO a - BELLEVILLE, KS

5-24-2004 (d)

This tornado formed directly to our WNW near Belleville, KS.

TORNADO b - BELLEVILLE, KS

5-24-2004 (d)

A compact dust whirl is clearly evident.

TORNADO c - BELLEVILLE, KS

5-24-2004 (s)

The dust whirl remains as the tornado lifts and quickly ropes out.

SUPERCELL - CUBA, KS

5-24-2004 (d)

A non tornadic supercell is observed to our SW near Cuba Kansas.

SUPERCELLS - TOPEKA, KS

5-24-2004 (d)

A line of tornadic supercells explodes to our SE near Topeka, KS.

WALL CLOUD 1 - HINTON, OK

5-26-2004 (s)

A small funnel developes at the edge of a wall cloud west of Hinton, OK.

WALL CLOUD 2 - HINTON, OK

5-26-2004 (d)

A well formed wall cloud looms just west of Hinton, OK.

LP SUPERCELL - MINCO, OK

5-26-2004 (d)

This storm begins to take on LP (low precip) characteristics near Minco, OK.

LP STORM - TUTTLE, OK

5-26-2004 (d)

A neat spoon shape updraft base is seen below the towers of this LP storm near Tuttle, OK.

SUPERCELL - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

The pre-tornadic supercell structure as seen to our NW near Anthony, KS.

TORNADOGENISES - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (s)

A funnel cloud drops from the base of a storm to our northwest.

TORNADO #1 - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

A long lived tornado begins to churn away soil a few miles to our west.

TORNADO #2 a - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

After the first tornado occludes, a new one forms just to the northeast of Anthony.

TORNADO #2 b - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

A wider view showing the base of the parent cloud.

TORNADO #2 c - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

The tornado transitions from a cone shape to a stove pipe.

TORNADO #2 d - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

A collar of dark red dust begins to envelope the tornado.

TORNADO #2 e - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

A dramatic collar cloud circulates above this cone shape tornado to our NW.

TORNADO #2 f - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

The tornado continues to move off to our northwest.

TORNADO #2 g - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

Beautiful white cone shape tornado with rotating collar cloud. Notice 2nd funnel to rear of wall cloud.

TORNADO #2 h - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

This beautiful white cone tornado contiues NE across Harper County, KS.

TORNADO #2 i - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

White Cone above brown wheat in Harper County, KS

TORNADO #2 j - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

This wider view shows the RFD clear slot working in from the west.

TORNADO #2 k - ANTHONY, KS

5-29-2004 (s)

Wide angle view of tornado over Harper County, KS.

SUPERCELL

5-29-04 (c) Starkey

Beautiful Supercell structure as viewed by Matthew Starkey 2.5 miles south of Milan, KS at 8:04 PM CDT.

SUPERCELL

5-29-04 (c) Starkey

Beautiful Supercell structure as viewed by Matthew Starkey 2.5 miles south of Milan, KS at 8:08 PM CDT.

SUPERCELL

5-29-04 (c) Starkey

Beautiful Supercell structure as viewed by Matthew Starkey 2.5 miles south of Milan, KS at 8:08 PM CDT.

TORNADO #3 a - ARGONIA, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

Notice dark cone shape tornado wrapped in "wedge" shape of wrapping rain and dust.

RFD DUST - ARGONIA, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

A large plume of dust is kicked up by the Rear Flank Downdraft (RFD) winds to our north.

TORNADO #3 b - ARGONIA, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Clear slot and dark cone tornado are visible back to our northeast near Argonia.

TORNADO FEST a - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

A series of tornadoes forms in a "merry-go-round" fashion beneath a nearly stationary wall cloud.

TORNADO FEST b - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

Looking north from near Milan towards Conway Springs, KS around 8:40 PM.

TORNADO FEST c - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (d)

Tornadoes continue to form and dissappate to our north.

TORNADO FEST d - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Video capture of tornadoes to our north.

TORNADO FEST e - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Tornadoes continue to form and circulate around the parent wall cloud to our north.

TORNADO FEST f - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Contrast is increased when lightning illuminates the backgound.

TORNADO FEST g - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

A fat stovepipe tornado shape forms briefly.

TORNADO FEST h - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Cone shape tornado near Conway Springs, KS

TORNADO FEST i - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Cone shape tornado on east side of wall cloud near Conway Springs, KS.

TORNADO FEST j - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Tornado increasing in size as it moves back to the west near Conway Springs!

TORNADO FEST k - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Tornado takes on wedge appearance near Conway Springs.

TORNADO FEST L - MILAN, KS

5-29-2004 (s)

Wide Angle view looking to our north towards Conway Springs, KS.

TORNADO - CONWAY SPRINGS, KS

5-29-2004 (v)

Looking north from near highway 49 south of Conway Springs.

UPDRAFTS - WACO, TX

5-31-04 (d)

Cloud towers boil over high tension towers near Waco, TX.

PRETTY LP - BLUFF DALE, TX

6-1-2004 (d)

A pretty LP (Low Precip) storm forms just to our west in north Texas.

PRETTY LP b - BLUFF DALE, TX

6-1-2004 (s)

An small twisted LP storm decays in north Texas.

MAMMATUS - MINERAL WELLS, TX

6-1-2004 (v)

A colorful mammatus field briefly reveals itself above a low cloud deck after sunset.

LIGHTNING - MINERAL WELLS, TX

6-1-2004 (s)

A cloud to cloud strike is captured in the updraft tower after sunset.

LIGHTNING b - MINERAL WELLS, TX

6-1-2004 (s)

A cloud to air strike is captured after sunset south of MWL.

SUPERCELL - KIT CARSON Co, CO

6-3-2004 (d)

A rotating storm is evident to our NE in east central Colorado.

STORM a - STERLING, CO

6-4-2004 (d)

A severe storm developes to the west of Sterling, CO.

STORM b - STERLING, CO

6-4-2004 (d)

Interesting cloud base structure west of Sterling, CO.

SEVERE STORM a - HAXTON, CO

6-4-2004 (s)

A severe storm in northeast Colorado approaches from the north.

SEVERE STORM a - HAXTON, CO

6-4-2004 (s)

A severe storm in northeast Colorado looms ever closer.

SEVERE STORM c - HAXTON, CO

6-4-2004 (d)

Looking west at the approaching gust front.

LIGHTNING 1 - LIBERAL, KS

6-5-2004 (s)

CG's fall from the sky just west of Liberal, KS

LIGHTNING 2 - LIBERAL, KS

6-5-2004 (s)

A nice CG (cloud to ground lightning) is captured.

 

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