Category Archives: Effects of Storms

Effects of Storms can be anything from the change in temperature to the damage in some cases extreme destruction

South Dakota Supercell 5th June 2018

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We put all out effort to get to North Dakota and Bismark only to make the decision to head south in a last ditched effort.

We made it to Selby South Dakota in time for a spectacular lightning show. The wind was absolutely howling from the NE - dust was sandblasting us! The structure of the cell was amazing. More to come. Fredrick Muscat got an insane crawler with the storm structure. Thanks to Fredrick for his assistance in editing dirt in some of the pictures - the dirt marks on the sensor were from another day - I had not picked it up until tonight.

High base storms to supercell and base ball size hailstones! 30th May 2018

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Just a few pics tonight - I made it ahead of the system all the way until the border with Oklahoma. Pretty intense for what we thought was boring early on! Let's just say I got ahead of the Perryton supercell only to find that the outflow pushed up some nasty storms near the border with Oklahoma! Yes Arnett with base balls clobbering my vehicle busting the windshield and damaging the body on one side!! That is - the side facing north, breaking a light and also almost losing a plastic cover near the mirror! All at night around 10-11pm!

Ahead of the storm in the Texas panhandle was this developing rapidly on outflow. It dropped several powerful bolts - I guess I got one of them - that means a developing powerful updraft I guess. Can you see the base surrounded by bolts! Yes that's the storm that would consume and batter my vehicle!

Texas Panhandle Supercell breaks the cap 25th May 2018

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After a few attempts earlier and a good call from Willoughby to let the original storm to pass into drier air, we headed back north to I-40 corridor. With lunch and some relaxing, we watched the storm take off! More storms to chase into Oklahoma after this rotated for some time and shrivelled upwards at sunset.

Pictures 25th May 2018 near Wheeler Texas - the lighting was good for photography with a pretty supercell and mammatus

Posted by Jimmy Deguara on Saturday, 26 May 2018