Saturday, June 5, 2010

Brewing Storm...

Good morning!  I had a project to share with you today, but I decided these pictures I snapped of a storm that popped up last night were too good not to share.  My camera isn't the best at zooming, but you can definitely see a storm shaping in these photos.  In the midwest, tornados are a routine part of spring and early summer.  We go through the drills, and teach our kids early on to watch the weather this time of year, pay attention, and be prepared, but you're never quite prepared for the phenominal destruction that one of these storms can leave in it's aftermath.  The last time we were hit by devistating storms was in 2004, when it took the majority of the roof off of our home, broke out windows, and left a path of destruction for miles.  This storm didn't get that close to us, but there were reported sights of up to three tornados on the ground within this cell in surrounding areas, with no reports of damage to my knowledge. 

Photo #1 - At this point the storm was Northeast of New Cambria.

Photo #2 - A little more distant picture as the wall cloud slowly moves east/southeast.


Photo #3 - As the storm traveled, you could see the rotation in the lower part of the wall cloud.

Photo #4 - The storm is tracking over the Callao area, and continues to become larger and wider.

Photo #5 - At this point the storm appears to be at it widest point.

Photo #6 - The tails that started dropping down out of the wall cloud.  You can see the tapering, and rotation as the clouds gather and spin.

Photo #7 - Three tails appear to be dipping down out of that huge cloud, and shortly after the storm started to dissipate.

I thank you so much for stopping by today.  I wish you a blessed and "storm free" weekend, and LOTS of happy stamping!

Love ya,

10 comments:

Judy McMullen said...

Holy cow! That is some scary weather, Lorie! It's good you're all vigilant at watching the weather during tornado season. We're in the hot, hot, HOT weather season here in the Arizona desert. We're supposed to have warmer than normal June and June is traditionally the hottest month in this area. In July monsoon starts and the daily storms usually cool things off. I guess every area of the country has some weather that is unpleasant to deal with.

Kathy Czygan said...

Lorie... these pics are awesome! I love weather! Right now we are in a tornado watch here in Michigan. I have never had any severe damage done during a storm other than a tree falling into my yard and siding being torn off the house. Thank heaven no one was injured! I just think it's amazing to see the kind of uncontrolable power there is in the atmosphere. It's beautiful and scarey too! Have a storm-free rest of the weekend!

momcgw said...

Wow Lorie, that is some storm and quite the pictures...I am glad you were able to get the pictures and that the storm didn't come close to you....be safe and hopefully you won't have to experience anything like that close to you....Have a wonderful weekend...
Hugs,

Mary said...

Our sirens sounded last night, but the tornado dissipated just south of us. It was a bad night here in Ohio.

Jackie said...

Oh Wow! It must be terrifying to be close to such weather but what magnificent shots :o)
Jackie xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... you did an incredible job of photography here, my friend... but how scary! I'm glad you are safe!!!

Maria Matter said...

Wow Lorie, glad your all safe! Amazing photos, incredible how nature can be so beautiful and so scary at times!
take care
Blessings!

kadie said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!! That is some storm! Glad it stayed away from your place...even though from the sounds of it, you all are still experiencing stormy weather! Praying for sunshine soon!

kadie said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!! That is some storm! Glad it stayed away from your place...even though from the sounds of it, you all are still experiencing stormy weather! Praying for sunshine soon!

Janice W. said...

Awesome pics! Glad you are safe!

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