Top 10 Weather Photographs: 1/9/2014

The top 10 weather photographs shared in the Mr Twister
Weather Snapshot group on January 7th 2015

 


 #1 Terry West (322 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Terry" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/wanderingmindsphotography?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Hi everyone,I would like to write something and if you wish to remove it i fully understand Zach. I am posting this photo for a very special reason. Last Friday morning, 2-1-15 at 3am I lost my beautiful wife. She passed away at home. I want to post this because 9 hrs earlier this was the last photo she ever took. She was so excited because this was the first time she had set the camera herself, positioned it and captured lightning. It is real, the first bolt she could truly say was her own.My Angel loved life. She loved nature, all forms of it, she loved sunsets and rises, she loved rain and cold and she totally loved storms because she saw how excited i would get when we could chase. each afternoon, when she would get of work she would sit down with me to look at Mr Twister because she loved the photo's and the way you designed your page, Zach. She was an aged care enrolled nurse and it was not a job to her, it was a calling and I realize that now from the wonderful response i have had from her workplace.My Angel and i were together for 30yrs. I am such a lucky man to have had the honor of not only knowing but loving her and her beautiful and funny way.She will now honor all of us when we are out chasing or shooting sunsets. When beautiful big rainbows flow across the skies my Angel will be sliding down them having fun.Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this.R.I.P Kathleen Parkinson 18-12-1955 to 02-01-15 I will never leave you. You will be with me in my heart. Hi everyone,I would like to write something and if you wish to remove it i fully understand Zach. I am posting this photo for a very special reason. Last Friday morning, 2-1-15 at 3am I lost my beautiful wife. She passed away at home. I want to post this because 9 hrs earlier this was the last photo she ever took. She was so excited because this was the first time she had set the camera herself, positioned it and captured lightning. It is real, the first bolt she could truly say was her own.My Angel loved life. She loved nature, all forms of it, she loved sunsets and rises, she loved rain and cold and she totally loved storms because she saw how excited i would get when we could chase. each afternoon, when she would get of work she would sit down with me to look at Mr Twister because she loved the photo's and the way you designed your page, Zach. She was an aged care enrolled nurse and it was not a job to her, it was a calling and I realize that now from the wonderful response i have had from her workplace.My Angel and i were together for 30yrs. I am such a lucky man to have had the honor of not only knowing but loving her and her beautiful and funny way.She will now honor all of us when we are out chasing or shooting sunsets. When beautiful big rainbows flow across the skies my Angel will be sliding down them having fun.Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this.R.I.P Kathleen Parkinson 18-12-1955 to 02-01-15 I will never leave you. You will be with me in my heart.

#2 Tim Holmes (189 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Tim" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/tim.holmes.526875?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] The Bennington tornado early in its life cycle.

The Bennington tornado early in its life cycle.

#3 Josiah Maas (166 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Josiah" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/joeyboy777?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Looking west down a lonely railroad in rural Illinois, waiting on a slow-moving storm to rumble in. Fall 2013.

Looking west down a lonely railroad in rural Illinois, waiting on a slow-moving storm to rumble in. Fall 2013.

#4 Adam Kraft (152 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Adam" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/adam.kraft.374?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Just took this pic in Spring Arbor MI looking NE towards a heavy lake effect snow shower. What I love about lake effect snow showers is the highly convective appearance tot he clouds. Gotta also love the sky blue reflecting back onto the snow too.

Just took this pic in Spring Arbor MI looking NE towards a heavy lake effect snow shower. What I love about lake effect snow showers is the highly convective appearance tot he clouds. Gotta also love the sky blue reflecting back onto the snow too.

#5 Sharon Leatham (145 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Sharon" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/sharon.leatham?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Lightning at Redhead beach, NSW Australia.This was my first time shooting lightning.The storm was so bad that I was actually too scared to even get out of the car and run to where I had to shoot this from, but eventually I overcame my fear and ran to the safety of the surf lifesaving club's verandah. When this bolt hit, the earth below me really shook , so I was very pleased to get this shot. Now I find myself hoping for more storms

Lightning at Redhead beach, NSW Australia.This was my first time shooting lightning.The storm was so bad that I was actually too scared to even get out of the car and run to where I had to shoot this from, but eventually I overcame my fear and ran to the safety of the surf lifesaving club's verandah. When this bolt hit, the earth below me really shook , so I was very pleased to get this shot. Now I find myself hoping for more storms


 


#6 Darrick Shores (121 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Darrick" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/darrick.shores?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Thought this was a cool shot, especially for December in OK.

Thought this was a cool shot, especially for December in OK.

#7 Shane Williams (112 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Shane" title="Cool Button" url="http://www.facebook.com/strikingnewcastle" align="left" target="_blank"] This beautiful structure rolled over Bar Beach in Newcastle, Australia in March. Taken with a canon 6d.

This beautiful structure rolled over Bar Beach in Newcastle, Australia in March. Taken with a canon 6d.

#8 Amar Bey (86 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Amar" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/amar.bey.10?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] peace in the world !

peace in the world !

#9 Bobby Skidmore (80 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Bobby" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/MrSPhotos" align="left" target="_blank"] A rotating cell that became severe once over the mountains. 6th Nov 2014 Qld Australia.

A rotating cell that became severe once over the mountains. 6th Nov 2014 Qld Australia.

#10 Jeromy Carter (72 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Jeromy" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/jeromycarterroofing?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] This was in Arkansas city Kansas from last September. Not really sure what was up with the purple posts

This was in Arkansas city Kansas from last September. Not really sure what was up with the purple posts

 


 

 Rising Stars

Images that did not qualify for the Top 10 but deserve a slice of the spotlight.

Geoff Pritchard

Shelf cloud taken 2014 South Hedland WA.

Shelf cloud taken 2014 South Hedland WA.Shelf cloud taken 2014 South Hedland WA.

Annette Schimke

Nice little storm that came over my country home town week before christmas 2014. SEQld Australia.

Nice little storm that came over my country home town week before christmas 2014. SEQld Australia.

Paul Knightley

Halo around the Moon, from Lincoln, England, last night.

Halo around the Moon, from Lincoln, England, last night.

Rich Williams

A stack of some impressive CG Lightning strikes in Saint Charles, Missouri!! Taken: 09/09/2014

A stack of some impressive CG Lightning strikes in Saint Charles, Missouri!! Taken: 09/09/2014

Sylvain Maupetit

Violent thunderstorm across the north-eastern France June 19, 2013

Violent thunderstorm across the north-eastern France June 19, 2013

Congrats Everyone!