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Tornado

On May 16, the second day of the trip, we saw this tornado near McLean, Texas. It's not overstating it to say that it was awe-inspiring to see this tornado form and drop. The clouds were rotating right in front of us as the spout dropped, hesitated, withdrew, then dropped again and touched down. Luckily this all happened in open fields causing no casualties or damage. This same storm, sadly, though went on to form another tornado that did severe damage and killed one person in Elk City, Oklahoma.

 

In a bit of a departure for me, I tried my hand at time lapse on this trip. If you'd like to see the time lapse film I made, it's on YouTube.

 

Near McLean, Texas. May 16, 2017.

 

In May, 2017 I went storm chasing in Tornado Alley. Tornado Alley, which stretches from Texas through to Nebraska, is the area of the U.S. which gets the most severe weather, and the most tornadoes, every spring. Over 8 days, I chased storms through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico with the amazing Mike Olbinski. What an incredible adventure it was!

 

If you'd like see more images I took while storm chasing, take a look at my Storm Chasing album.

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Taken on May 16, 2017