With a warm, soupy air mass in place this time of year, conditions become ripe for rogue, “pop up” thunderstorm development. With summer creeping up, it’s safe to say, scud season is upon us. What’s Scud? The official definition for scud, taken from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, is as follows: Scud (or Fractus) […]
The NWS in Lubbock, TX posted a video of a time lapse of two supercells developing in the region Saturday. This video shows just how explosive severe storms can be. This is convection at it’s best, so watch and learn!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you’ve more than likely heard about the extreme lake effect snow event that has dumped several FEET of snow on Buffalo, New York and surrounding areas. Several people have lost their lives during this event. The enormous weight of the snow pack has caused several […]
Sometimes we must speed up reality to get an adequate understanding of the beauty and complexity of natural processes. Mike Olbinski has created a Monsoon time lapse video. The video is awe inspiring. You will likely never look at a thunderstorm the same way again. “All summer long when I’m chasing storms, I’m also time-lapsing. […]
The King Fire has been raging out of control to the east of Sacramento, California. Unfortunately, the cause of the fire is expected to be arson. However, this fire has quickly spread across the region due to bone-dry conditions across California, due to severe drought. Here’s an excerpt from the LA Times article regarding the […]
A microburst is defined by the National Weather Service as follows: A convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of less than 2½ miles wide and peak winds lasting less than 5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal/vertical wind shears, which can adversely affect aircraft performance and cause property damage. When it comes to understanding […]
An incredible low precipitation supercell thunderstorm developed in Wyoming yesterday. The supercell had jaw-dropping structure. The Basehunters storm chasing team filmed this incredible time lapse video. The video is stunning because of the easiness to see the rotation in the thunderstorm. Take a gander, and try not to drool. If photography is more your thing… […]