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Tree gets hit by lightning 2nd January 2015 with instant cannon lightning disturbing the usually rural region.

Extreme Storms - Storm and Storm Chasing

Storm Chasing, Tropical Cyclones and Tornadoes covers storm chasing, tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, and extreme storm events from around the globe! Included are local chases and those from Tornado Alley, extreme storm events including tropical cyclones such as Tropical Cyclone Ita and Larry, violent tornadoes, devastating hailstorms, flash flood events and other discussion occurs here.

Tropical Cyclone Ita 11th April 2014
Tropical Cyclone Ita 11th April 2014

This website has been tailored to integrate with Facebook, Twitter and other social media which means you should be able to log in with Facebook on here. Storm chasing has been around since the 1970's and expanded rapidly with the introduction and success of the internet, the movie Twister in 1996 as well as several documentaries.

appin_lightning_crop |storm chasing
Lightning Bolt hits close by!! | storm chasing

Now there are literally thousands of storm chasers in the United States as well as other countries around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain several countries in Europe and South Africa. Unfortunately, the deaths of Storm Chasers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Karl Young during the El Reno tornado May 31st 2013 has changed the face of storm chasing and the way storm chasing should be approached.

Huge 10cm hailstone 10th December 2014
Huge 10cm hailstone spawned by a powerful supercell on the Putty Road north of Sydney 10th December 2014

Extreme chaser more often than most people encounter some seriously violent weather - this 10cm giant hailstone is one example of such extremes spawned by a powerful supercell 10th December 2014.

Rain Event Northern NSW 1st March 2014 | storm chasing
Rain Event Northern NSW 1st March 2014 | storm chasing

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