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Three Strong Hurricanes in Pacific Putting On an Incredible Show – August 30, 2015

The weather world is once again in awe of the Pacific’s tropical season, with three strong Hurricanes putting on a show. Hurricanes Jimena, Ignacio, and Kilo have been putting on a whale of a show in what is best described as a side effect of a potentially record breaking El Nino. […]

August 30th, 2015|Other Weather|

Stagnant Weather Pattern To Persist Over Next Week

While the beginning of September last year greeted us with a tornadic storm chase here on the Southern Plains — this year we are very far from any weather pattern like that. It certainly appears that we won’t be seeing much in the name of notable weather for the next week, sans perhaps some diurnally driven storm activity off of the higher terrain in the western fringes of the region. […]

August 30th, 2015|Southern Plains Current Weather|

Beautiful Time-lapse of a Storm Plus Rainbow in Arizona

We’re pretty big fans of the monsoon guys out in Arizona. There’s some true photography talent out there, one of which is Bryan Snider — who we’ve posted a previous incredible time-lapse showing a textbook downburst from. Today, Bryan posted another time-lapse which is just as stunning, showing an isolated thunderstorm and rainbow from monsoon storms from this past weekend in the desert.


August 30th, 2015|Other Weather|

The Best of Severe Weather Photography and Videography – August 30, 2015

This week on our Facebook Group Severe Weather Photography and Videography, we saw some incredible stormy skies posted! All of you in the 8600+ strong group are just bringing some incredible eye candy each and every week. If you haven’t done so, join the group and start sharing your photos today! Let’s get to the week’s best! […]

August 30th, 2015|Other Weather|

The Boom or Bust (Mostly Boom) Chase of May 21, 2011

The thing I love the most about drylines is that they are oftentimes just so magical. May 21, 2011 was a day where the cap was relatively strong, but there was enough heating and just enough upper lift that made a storm or two possible along the dryline along the I-35 corridor in Oklahoma. […]

August 29th, 2015|Storm Chasing|

Katrina: 10 Years Later (Videos to Remember)

It has been ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. Despite not having Category Five winds as it came ashore, the storm surge was worthy of a larger storm for sure. Today we want to commemorate another part of the storm’s story, and that’s the people who actually documented it by sharing their moments and memories. Check out the videos below to see a historic storm through the eyes of some of the best storm and hurricane chasers on the planet… […]

August 29th, 2015|Other Weather|

Landspout Touches Down Near Newton, KS! – August 28, 2015

Just seeing reports over social media now of a landspout tornado briefly touching down near Newton, Kansas as strong storms formed along a cold front. The tornado appeared to be a classic dusty tube with a nub funnel in the cloud base. Check out the pics after the jump! […]

August 28th, 2015|Other Weather|

Four Protips on Photo Composition for Storms…

To me, the biggest key to creating a great image happens before you push the shutter. The ingredients to a great shot include proper exposure, good timing, and great composition. Without any of the three, your photos and videos will never have the maximum impact. […]

August 28th, 2015|Photo Tips, Video Tips|

Instagram is Ditching the Square

Ever since the dawn of time, Instagram has been a place you share squares. Photos, videos…didn’t matter. It was square. Those who know us know we’ve taken to Instagram like a haboob to Phoenix, we’ve been all over it. In terms of which social network provides the best opportunity for photographers and videographers, it’s Instagram. […]

August 28th, 2015|Photo Tips, Video Tips|

Various Scenes from the Monsoon 2015

Every year in the southwest, moisture from the Eastern Pacific and Gulf of California travels northwards into the deserts. At the same time, intense surface heating occurs, which causes the atmosphere to become warm and unstable, which creates an environment ripe for thunderstorms. The monsoon storms provide photographers with absolutely stunning views each and every year. To celebrate the awesomeness of the monsoons, and those who capture them, here’s a collection of some of the best from this year (so far)… […]

August 27th, 2015|Other Weather|

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