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2005 - 1 Chase Images

Supercell 1 - Harding County, SD

5-20-2005 (d)

Looking NW at a supercell in northwestern, SD

Supercell 2 - Harding County, SD

5-20-2005 (d)

Looking NW at a developing supercell near Buffalo, SD

Supercell 3 - Harding County, SD

5-20-2005 (d)

Looking north as the base structure comes into view.

Supercell 4 - Harding County, SD

5-20-2005 (d)

Looking north at mid-level clouds rotating around a bell shaped updraft.

Supercell 5 - Harding County, SD

5-20-2005 (d)

Bell-shaped updraft weakens beneath a supercell to our north..

Virga - Peetz Plateau, CO

5-22-2005 (d)

Storms form above a windmill farm near Peetz, CO.

Stormy Sunset 1 - Sterling, CO

5-22-2005 (d)

Weak storms form overhead as the sun sets.

Stormy Sunset 2 - Sterling, CO

5-22-2005 (d)

Virga is set aglow by the setting sun.

Updraft Base - Karval, CO

5-23-2005 (d)

The high base of a supercell approaches from the west.

Storm Colors - Lamar, CO

5-23-2005 (d)

A blaze of color illuminates a storm base at sunset.

CG Lightning 1 - Lamar, CO

5-23-2005 (d)

Time-lapse of cloud to ground lightning bolts south of Lamar, CO.

CG Lightning 2 - Lamar, CO

5-23-2005 (d)

Nicely "branched" lightning bolts over Lamar, CO.

Gust Front 1 - Akron, CO

5-24-2005 (d)

A supercell approaches from the northwest.

CG Lightning 2 - Lamar, CO

5-23-2005 (d)

Looking north at an approaching gust front.

CG Lightning 3 - Lamar, CO

5-23-2005 (d)

Looking north as a gust front gets closer.

Bright Rainbow - Atwood, CO

5-24-2005 (d)

A brilliant rainbow appears to our southeast.

Stormy Farmstead - Roy, NM

5-25-2005 (d)

Storm clouds gather above an abandoned farmstead.

Supercell Vault - Mills, NM

5-25-2005 (d)

Looking south at a supercell "vault" region.

Weakening Storm - Mills, NM

5-25-2005 (d)

The updraft region of a storm to our north begins to shrivel.

Updraft Tower - Clovis, NM

5-25-2005 (d)

A severe storm comes into view to our southeast.

Severe Storm - Capulin, NM

5-29-2005 (d)

A severe storm moves in from the southwest.

Supercell - Trinidad, CO

5-30-2005 (d)

The base of a high plains supercell begins to lower.

CG - Trinidad, CO

5-30-2005 (d)

A lightning bolt follows the path of the heaviest rain shaft.

Funnel Cloud - Branson, CO

5-30-2005 (d)

A small funnel cloud develops below a high based storm.

Tornado 1 - DesMoines, NM

5-30-2005 (d)

A developing tornado to our west extends towards the ground.

Tornado 2 - DesMoines, NM

5-30-2005 (d)

A wide-angle view of the supercell structure above the tornado.

Tornado 3 - DesMoines, NM

5-30-2005 (d)

A closer view of a funnel cloud and clear slot area.

Tornado 4 - DesMoines, NM

5-30-2005 (d)

Tornado contrasted by a bright area of clouds in the background.

Rainbow - DesMoines, NM

5-30-2005 (d)

A rainbow makes a brief appearance beneath a severe storm.

Distant Lightning - Seneca, NM

5-30-2005 (d)

Distant storms put on a nice light show after sunset.

Shrouded Tornado 1 - Amherst, TX

5-31-2005 (d)

A possible tornado enveloped in dust and rain.

Shrouded Tornado 2 - Amherst, TX

5-31-2005 (d)

A closer view of a large cone-shaped lowering below the storm base.

Shrouded Tornado 3 - Amherst, TX

5-31-2005 (d)

A poor contrast view of a possible tornado extending to near ground level.

Severe Storm - Wolfforth, TX

5-31-2005 (d)

Light reflecting off the fields illuminates the cloud base of an approaching storm.

Convection - Ropesville, TX

5-31-2005 (d)

The setting sun illuminates convective towers in shades of red.

Sculpted Supercell 1 - Arriba, CO

6-2-2005 (d)

A multi-tiered structure of a supercell fills the western horizon.

Sculpted Supercell 2 - Arriba, CO

6-2-2005 (d)

A beautifully scuplted supercell moves ever closer.

Beaver's Tail - Arriba, CO

6-2-2005 (d)

A beaver's tail cloud streams into the storm's base from the NE.

Supercell's Approach - Arriba, CO

6-2-2005 (d)

A southwestward view the approaching rain and hail core.

Supercell's Core - Arriba, CO

6-2-2005 (d)

A supercell's core rapidly approaches from the west.

Tornado 1 - Severy, KS

6-4-2005 (v)

A slender tornado descends to the ground near Severy, KS

Tornado 2 - Severy, KS

6-4-2005 (v)

An elephant trunk tornado reaches the gound to our west.

Tornado 3 - Severy, KS

6-4-2005 (v)

A "snaky" tornado enters the rope stage.

Shelf Fingers 1 - Howes, SD

6-6-2005 (d)

A menacing shelf cloud reveals a series of "scuddy" inflow fingers.

Shelf Fingers 2 - Howes, SD

6-6-2005 (d)

Looking north at an approaching tiered shelf cloud with inflow fingers below.

Shelf Fingers 3 - Howes, SD

6-6-2005 (d)

The "clawed" look of a shelf cloud approaching from the west.

Tiered Shelf Cloud - Howes, SD

6-6-2005 (d)

Looking north at a rapidly approaching shelf cloud and guest front.

Layered Shelf Cloud - Howes, SD

6-6-2005 (d)

A menacing shelf cloud looms ever closer to our north.

Pretty Shelf Cloud - Howes, SD

6-6-2005 (d)

A pretty shelf cloud view to our WNW.

Supercell 1 - Wanblee, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A long inflow cloud streams into the base of a beautiful rotating storm.

Supercell 2 - Wanblee, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A closer view reveals some interesting base structure.

Tornado 1 - Wanblee, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A cone shaped funnel decends. Notice smoke being ingested from the right (NW).

Tornado 2 - Wanblee, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

The decending cone tapering to a needle point.

Tornadic Supercell - Wanblee, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A wider view of the supercell structure with the tornado below.

Wall Cloud - Wanblee, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A cone-shaped tornado lifts back up into the wall cloud.

Needle Tornado 1 - Wanblee, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A slender needle-shaped funnel extends below the Supercell's base.

Needle Tornado 2 - Wanblee, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A needle shaped tornado reaches the ground near the Dakota Badlands.

Radar Image 1 Wanblee, SD

6-07-05 (v)

Radar Image prior to tornado.

Radar Image 2 Wanblee, SD

6-07-05 (v)

Radar Image soon after tornado dissapated.

Weatherscape - Badlands, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A departing supercell moves northeast over the Badlands Ntl. Park, SD.

Mammatus 1 - Pine Ridge, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

A mammatus field is set aglow by the setting sun.

Mammatus 2 - Pine Ridge, SD

6-7-2005 (d)

The days last light offers a palette of colors above the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Tornadic Storm - Hays, KS

6-9-2005 (d)

A tornadic supercell moves northeast across Ellis County, Kansas.

Shelf Cloud 1 - Stratford, TX

6-10-2005 (d)

A shelf cloud looms above the western sky.

Shelf Cloud 2 - Stratford, TX

6-10-2005 (d)

Looking southward at at an approaching shelf cloud.

Shelf Cloud 3 - Stratford, TX

6-10-2005 (d)

Looking westward at an approaching shelf cloud.

Shelf Cloud 4 - Stratford, TX

6-10-2005 (d)

Looking south at the laminar structure of an approaching shelf cloud.

Shelf Cloud 5 - Stratford, TX

6-10-2005 (d)

Looking west at the laminar structure of an approaching shelf cloud.

Wall Cloud - Wayside, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

A large wall cloud approaches from the west.

Wall Cloud 1- Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

A wall cloud appears to reach ground level to our northwest.

Wall Cloud 2- Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

Looking north at a turbulent wall cloud on a tornado warned storm.

Wall Cloud 3- Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

A ground hugging wall cloud is visible near the horizon to our north.

Tornado - Wayside, TX

6-11-2005 (v)

A brief elephant trunk tornado forms to our west.

Supercell - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

A long-lived supercell continues to produce a large wall cloud.

Tornado Forms - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

A tornado begins to form directly to our west.

Tornado 1 - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

A cone-shaped tornado reaches the ground near Vigo Park, TX.

Tornado 2 - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

A ragged elephant-trunk tornado briefly makes ground contact.

Tornado 3 - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (v)

The tornado briefly transistions to a stovepipe shape.

Tornado 4 - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (v)

A power flash becomes visible beneath the tornado.

Lowered Base 1 - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

The large base of a supercell hugs the ground to our north.

Lowered Base 2 - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

Two possible tornadoes hang below a massive ground hugging wall cloud to our north.

Lowered Base 3 - Vigo Park, TX

6-11-2005 (d)

A large clear slot cuts in from the west above a broad rotating wall cloud.

Lightning Fire - Rotan, TX

6-12-2005 (d)

A lightning induced grass fire in Stonewall County, TX.

Cb/Cg 1 - Hamlin, TX

6-12-2005 (d)

A weakening supercell offers a nice display of lightning after sunset.

Cb/Cg 2 - Hamlin, TX

6-12-2005 (d)

Looking south at a rear flank lightning bolt near Hamlin, TX.

Gust Front - Springfield, MO

6-13-2005 (d)

A shelf cloud and gust front moves in from the northwest.

Lightning 1- Northview, MO

6-13-2005 (d)

A severe storm near Springfield produces a display of CG's.

Lightning 2 - Northview, MO

6-13-2005 (d)

Lightning reflected onto a wet roadway near Springfield, MO.

 

 

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