I had so much fun with Brook and Cory yesterday during their session! They had me come over to their house and seriously, it was so perfect! Their photos turned out soo good and I'm totally loving the vibe of these!!
May 6, 2019
Severe Storm between Ulysses - Big Bow, #Kansas
The day started with the typical waiting at the gas station, but when things fired, they fired fast!
The storms fired up at the Colorado/Kansas border and headed right for me, as I headed towards Ulysses.
There were a few gustnadoes but after discussing one certain one with various chasers, where "something" was wrapping up in a field not far from the highway that may of been a possible Tornado, but nothing confirmed!
Later in the evening around 9pm I had yet something else: Tornado, Gustnado, Microburst?
To this moment, I still don't know but it did look very suspicious!
This tree-enshrouded hotel and 2 small stores are all that remain on the main street of Smuts, Saskatchewan. I have never found any old pictures of the hotel or the town itself. I wanted to explore the upstairs of the hotel but a huge swarm of wasps (photo 3) quickly ended that notion. I took the picture of the lobby through the open front window.
This long-abandoned store is on the main street of Smuts, Saskatchewan - a ghost town in the center of the province. There is little information to be found about Smuts and I have no idea what sort of store it was.
'Sunday Morning Harmonies' ~ The old country church was quiet as I wandered up...breaking the frost barrier on the door, I stepped inside...with an old pump organ up in one corner and a piano in the other, I could hear the harmony in my mind...and although the windows weren't stained glass, the frost on them gave way to some pretty cool patterns, highlighted by the rising sun...
May 17, 2019
Severe Warned Storms between Sedgwick, Colorado - North Platte, #Nebraska
This moment, was East of North Platte !
This day was intense! The models were suggesting various spots and many chasers chose many different spots and probably changed their target many times lol.
How I thought the day was going to go was that the cells would fire off around of a little West of Julesburg, Colorado and then explode between there and Ogallala, Nebraska. While that was happening there would also be action firing in Kansas/Nebraska border as well as South East of North Platte. I went South West into Colorado.
I had a fantastic day and was in some intense moments! Especially getting under a rotating meso, having insane winds and getting tennis ball sized Hail thrown at me! I also got to see some absolutely incredible storm structure and ended the chase with some insane lightning East of North Platte (near Maxwell). The tornadoes fired up East of me, South of North Platte so I missed them, but that fine. That's all a part of the adventure, you can't get them all!
I have seen tornadoes before, this was the first time I've got to witness this!!!! 😎