08/08/2004 BREAKING NEWS - Mitchell County Iowa Severe Storms. About 90 minutes ago, I just rapped up shooting some severe weather video in Mitchell County Iowa. The video shows a very large wall cloud and funnel with lightning as well as more funnel clouds and lightning and high winds.
08/06/2004 Sun Dogs. While banging my head on the wall trying to get the new laptop setup for on the road video editing, I took a break and relaxed on one of my decks that faces to the west. The next thing I know I'm seeing some Sun Dogs.
I thought it was kind of odd since I normally see them in the middle of winter and its the first week of August. And "NO" that is not a UFO in the photo but an airplane. I put in a zoomed in image next to the plane that shows that it is a plane.
08/06/2004 The work never stops... I got called by one of the producers at The Weather Channel to see how fast I could get some video out of Minneapolis. I normally get the call in the middle of the afternoon but today it was already after 4pm with a 6pm deadline and I still had to deal with major Minneapolis grid lock traffic. Yep, I pulled it off and ended up making someones day by getting a quick video clip of them getting their wedding photos taken in the Rose Garden on TV.
08/04/2004 Another Cold Morning In Minneapolis Minnesota with temps back down in the low 60s at sunrise this morning while I was out shooting video for The Weather Channels, First Outlook morning show. Not much weather coming this way for a few days, looks like I can focus on more BNVN stuff to get that site updated.
08/02/2004 Ok, the storms were a TOTAL BUST and nothing happened. But I was able to get out and play with the new digital still camera some more and take some cool scenic photographs near Henderson Minnesota.
08/02/2004 Out Storm Chasing. Right Now I'm In Lake Crystal MN, which is in the center of this watch and about 90 minutes southwest of Minneapolis. Weather Watch 690 Severe Thunderstorm for Minnesota and South Dakota until 9:00 PM CST - AXIS..35 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF LINE.. 15S HON/HURON SD/ - 45ESE MKT/MANKATO MN/ .AVIATION COORDS.. 30NM N/S /70WNW FSD - 54NNE MCW/ HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT..2 INCHES. WIND GUSTS..60 KNOTS. MAX TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 28035. Some photographs from the road.
Well, I went to Worthington MN, I chased clear blue sky, I busted hard due To An Atomic Cap!
The air aloft was hella warm and the storms just could not fire. But, I did make the best of it and did some photography south of Marshall MN of some cool looking stuff. Notice the clear sky? At least I got to take one of the photographs that I have been looking to get and some more experience with the new camera.
08/01/2004 AM Just waking up and getting ready to go out storm chasing and the storms came to me!!! Got a hail storm in Burnsville MN. Now were heading out to storm chase the big storms this afternoon. The video is now up on BNVN
07/31/2004 Southern MN Storm Chase. I had to shoot some vidoe for The Weather Channel this afternoon so I was not able to get out to chase the storms by Sioux Falls SD, but I was able to get to the storms by Blue Earth County, near the town of Madeila, MN.