July 2004 Blog
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.
07/30/2004 Out Playing Weather Channel Videographer Again But This Time, I Take Full Advantage Of The View From Home. Looking Towards The West From My Master Bedroom Deck From Home While Watching The Storms Form, Whats This, A Brief Cool Air Funnel?
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Then it was off to the races to get into downtown Minneapolis before the rain started. Traffic SUCKED but I made it for the rain. It was a case of the Have's and Have Not's In Downtown Minneapolis. That's People With Umbrellas And Without Umbrellas... Guess They Should Have Watched The Weather Channel Eh?
07/28/2004 Out Playing Weather Channel Photographer Videographer This Afternoon. I guess you could say it was a rainy but good B-Day present for me since it has been very dry around Minneapolis for a few weeks.
07/27/2004 Northern Lights Space Weather Storm Chase!!! Last night I picked up a new 8 Mega Pixel Sony digital still camera and had about 30 minutes to figure out how to use it before I had to head out the door to chase some more space weather.
07/23/2004 Northern Lights Space Weather Storm Chase!!! Out Chasing Space Weather For The Weather Channel This Morning. This Geomagnetic Storm, Due To A Coronal Mass Ejection From The Sun Hitting The Earth Last Night.
07/22/2004 Early AM. Wow, what a very busy day!!! Just got home from yet another storm chase and hunting down some more storm video for The Weather Channel. The lightning and hail was kind of lame but the wind was Hella Cool. I got into some Hurricane Force Winds In Renville County Minnesota that just rocked the truck and trashed on the corn crops in that area of the state.
7/21/2004 What a freaking busy day. Got some sleep and then its back to the chase. As of 6PM Central Standard Time I just drove through the town of Hutchinson MN, on my way out towards Willmar MN to storm chase.
07/21/2004 I Tried To Get Some Sleep But The Storms Refired This Morning And I Was Able To Shoot Some Cool Lightning Video From Home This Morning. I Love My New Home With The SWEET View!!
I Was Also Out Shooting Lightning Video For The Weather Channel This Morning In Fairbault MN.
07/20/2004 Home in Minneapolis, MN - Waiting For The Storms
07/19/2004 Somewhere In Iowa Chasing Storms. Just Crossed The Boarder Into Iowa For This
WWUS30 KWNS 191836 SAW5 SPC AWW 191840 WW 655 TORNADO IA IL WI 191840Z - 200000Z AXIS..70 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF LINE.. 65WNW LNR/LONEROCK WI/ - 20SE BRL/BURLINGTON IA/ .AVIATION COORDS.. 60NM E/W /21S ODI - 48NNE UIN/ HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT..2.5 INCHES. WIND GUSTS..70 KNOTS. MAX TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 34030
.07/18/2004 Chasing Lightning Up Near Fargo North Dakota
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07/16/2004 I Drove Over 400 Miles Yesterday And Nadda. No Storms, BustOla, Waste Of Time.I Get Home And A Storm Fires Just Off To The West Of My Home And What Is This That I Catch Off To My South West? Yeah It Sure Looks Like It But I'm Not Going To Say It Since I Wasted 6 Hours Driving Around For Nothing, Only To Go Home And Catch This Off My Master Bedroom Deck... Hmmm, Next Time I'll Just Stay Home And Sleep In...
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Here is the YouTube video
07/15/2004 Out Storm Chasing In Western MN
07/11/2004 Out Chasing Storms For The Weather Channel This Morning. Caught Some Great Footage Of A Water Drain Backing Up. Backing On Interstate 35W at 35th Street in Minneapolis.Click On The Photo Below To Watch The Video Of The Water Exploding Out Of The Drain.
07/09/2004 Home In Minneapolis, MN after making the fast trip to Cherry County Nebraska to storm chase. It was great to get out into the mix of the storms again after way too long of boring cold weather here at home in Minneapolis.
You know your in the middle of nowhere when you get NO cell phone coverage in the middle of South Central South Dakota in the middle of an Indian Reservation.
But it was great to get out into the middle of nowhere.
Lightning striking in front of me as I try to avoid the core as it passed over Southern and Central Cherry county. Drove to Hyannis Nebraska in Grant County and got caught some wicked winds that rocked the truck but lucky I was a few minutes late because this just blew into the road right before I showed up.
Drove back north into Cherry County just south of Valentine Nebraska and this Semi Truck was blown over by Hurricane Force Winds. When I got out got film this, the winds were blowing me around. It was hard to get out of my truck and hard to stand up.
But No, High Temps In Minneapolis Today Were In The Low 60s. As You Can See In The Video Capture From My Late Afternoon Video Shoot, It Was Cold Out. People Expect Me To Shoot Scenes Like The One Above In March or November, But In July? Global Warming, Yeah What Ever!!! Try Global Smoke From Some Forest Fires Screwing Up The Jet Stream, NOT MY SUV!!!
07/03/2004 Chasing Storms In Eastern South Dakota Wall Cloud And Breif Funnel Cloud Near Ward South Dakota
07/01/2004 All Moved Into My New Home, The Penthouse Apartment Where I Can Now Storm Chase Off My Deck. SWEET!!!