Top 10 Weather Photographs: 6/2/2015 "Hair Raising Colorado Lightning"

The top 10 weather photographs shared in the Mr Twister
Weather Snapshot group on May 31st 2015

 


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#1 Joe Randall (759 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Joe" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/joe.randall.31?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] This was a bit hair raising.  Lightning in Colorado Springs, CO

 This was a bit hair raising.  Colorado Springs, CO

#2 Jack Johanson (475 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Jack" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/jack.johanson.3572?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] In Memory and honor of team Twistex.

In Memory and honor of team Twistex.

#3 Storm Invictus (345 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Storm" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/stormtothefarnik?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Being a professional photographer, I have pretty rigorous standards for what I share. Normally, I wouldn't post something of such relatively low quality, but the historical context of this image, given today's date, is important and meaningful enough for me to share this image. This frame was made at 6:18 p.m. on May 31st, 2013, looking north up Evans Street at 44th Street in rural Canadian County, Oklahoma. The bumpy roads and driving at high speeds made this not one of my sharpest or most well composed frames. But what's happening within it, is what matters here.Before my very eyes, the entire mesocyclone had just dropped to the earth evolved into the most unfathomably large tornado I'd ever seen. I knew in my heart that chasers were dying as this terrible maelstrom unfolded before me; I never would have dreamed who those chasers would be. This was, according to time logs from the video cameras recovered in the aftermath, the minute that our brothers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young were overtaken by the terrible beast, approximately four miles to the north/northwest of my location, and when the storm claimed them from this mortal coil.  Two years have passed by, and still every time I look at this frame, it puts a lump in my throat and brings tears to my eyes. Everything changed on this day, at this moment in time, and the chasing community forever was altered by what transpired here. Tim was my chasing mentor, and I knew Paul and Carl quite well also. They were some of the finest men I've ever known. And their dedication and passion was contagious and inspiring. They passed from this world doing what they loved, and we can all take some sense of comfort in that. Keep the Samaras and Young families in your hearts today. Remember this day, the 31st of May, when three great men were swept away

Being a professional photographer, I have pretty rigorous standards for what I share. Normally, I wouldn't post something of such relatively low quality, but the historical context of this image, given today's date, is important and meaningful enough for me to share this image. This frame was made at 6:18 p.m. on May 31st, 2013, looking north up Evans Street at 44th Street in rural Canadian County, Oklahoma. The bumpy roads and driving at high speeds made this not one of my sharpest or most well composed frames. But what's happening within it, is what matters here.Before my very eyes, the entire mesocyclone had just dropped to the earth evolved into the most unfathomably large tornado I'd ever seen. I knew in my heart that chasers were dying as this terrible maelstrom unfolded before me; I never would have dreamed who those chasers would be.  This was, according to time logs from the video cameras recovered in the aftermath, the minute that our brothers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young were overtaken by the terrible beast, approximately four miles to the north/northwest of my location, and when the storm claimed them from this mortal coil.  Two years have passed by, and still every time I look at this frame, it puts a lump in my throat and brings tears to my eyes. Everything changed on this day, at this moment in time, and the chasing community forever was altered by what transpired here. Tim was my chasing mentor, and I knew Paul and Carl quite well also. They were some of the finest men I've ever known. And their dedication and passion was contagious and inspiring. They passed from this world doing what they loved, and we can all take some sense of comfort in that. Keep the Samaras and Young families in your hearts today. Remember this day, the 31st of May, when three great men were swept away

#4 Stephen Barabas (262 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Stephen" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/tornadochaserwx?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] The larger Canadian, Tx tornado May 27th 2015. The picture is enhanced. Had a lot of fun chasing this storm from its initial CU birth to outflow death. I was more pleased to see how well all chasers/public played on the roads.

The larger Canadian, Tx tornado May 27th 2015. The picture is enhanced. Had a lot of fun chasing this storm from its initial CU birth to outflow death. I was more pleased to see how well all chasers/public played on the roads.

#5 Justin Battles (249 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Justin" title="Cool Button" url= "https://www.facebook.com/justin.battles.96?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Amazing color last night as the sun was setting between two thunderstorms in Tampa as seen from Hardee Lakes Park in Bowling Green, Florida

Amazing color last night as the sun was setting between two thunderstorms in Tampa as seen from Hardee Lakes Park in Bowling Green, Florida

 

A Ride You Won't Soon Forget!

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#6 Jason Bull (238 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Jason" title="Cool Button url= "https://www.facebook.com/Jasonbullphotography" align="left" target="_blank"] Some nice clear Autumn skies in SEQLD Australia, taken last weekend.

Some nice clear Autumn skies in SEQLD Australia, taken last weekend.

#7 Joseph Bentley (194 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Joseph" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/joseph.e.bentley?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Pure hail!!! Pic I captured 5/23/15 near Eads, CO!

Pure hail!!! Pic I captured 5/23/15 near Eads, CO!

#8 Penny Moore (189 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Penny" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/penny.moore.988926?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Canadian, Texas. 5/27/15

Canadian, Texas. 5/27/15

#9 Jeff Miles (181 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Jeff" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/jeff.miles.315?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] This shot is an am eight image pano of the rear end of a severe storm that went through Perth W.A in February this year! The best mamatus clouds I have seen in W.A

This shot is an am eight image pano of the rear end of a severe storm that went through Perth W.A in February this year! The best mamatus clouds I have seen in W.A

#10 Clyve Herbert (175 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Clyve" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/clyve.herbert?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Small communities in western Kansas are supported by volunteers in storm times. Looming in the background is a tornadic supercell.....volunteers Derek & Aaron stand by and act as spotters for Gray County (Cimarron). It's amazing to see how communities band together and are fully prepared for the worst. 27th May 2015 Small communities in western Kansas are supported by volunteers in storm times. Looming in the background is a tornadic supercell.....volunteers Derek & Aaron stand by and act as spotters for Gray County (Cimarron). It's amazing to see how communities band together and are fully prepared for the worst. 27th May 2015

 


 

 Rising Stars

Kin Beeland

Came rolling in just a short time ago....not much punch but an awesome sight here, Griffin,Ga

Came rolling in just a short time ago....not much punch but an awesome sight here, Griffin,Ga

Age Foto

NE new mexico 5/29

NE new mexico 5/29

Connor McCarty

(I had to enhance this picture quite a bit) here is a land-spout tornado back I caught on July 18th near Goodland, Kansas. I remember this picture caused quite a bit of controversy.... Lol but the NWS Goodland DID confirm this as a land-spout. What a chase day this was.

(I had to enhance this picture quite a bit) here is a land-spout tornado back I caught on July 18th near Goodland, Kansas. I remember this picture caused quite a bit of controversy.... Lol but the NWS Goodland DID confirm this as a land-spout. What a chase day this was.

Jeromy Carter

Screen Grab of the Canadian Texas tornado.

Screen Grab of the Canadian Texas tornado.

Tomas Launa

Spectacular view of a evening thunderstorm anvil with mammatus clouds near Pardubice, Czech Republic on May 29, 2015!

Spectacular view of a evening thunderstorm anvil with mammatus clouds near Pardubice, Czech Republic on May 29, 2015!

Congrats Everyone!