Top 10 Weather Photographs: April 23rd, 2016 "Purple Rain"

The top 10 weather photographs shared in the Mr Twister
Weather Snapshot group on April 21st 2016

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#1 Joe Randall‎‎ (580 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Joe" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/joe.randall.31?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Purple Rain R.I.P.

 Purple Rain R.I.P.  Mr. Purple.

#2 Sandra De Jong Borchers‎ (353 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Sandra" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/sandra.dejongborchers?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] "Purple Rain" NOT and entry for top ten. I normally would never over saturate an image to this extent but for today I will. Sleep well and Rest easy Prince. You did good in this world.

"Purple Rain" NOT and entry for top ten. I normally would never over saturate an image to this extent but for today I will. Sleep well and Rest easy Prince. You did good in this world.

#3 Elizabeth Jane Welch‎ (306 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Elizabeth" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/auryn24?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Incoming!!! Taken just now in LaPlace, LA with my iPhone 6+. Enjoy!

Incoming!!! Taken just now in LaPlace, LA with my iPhone 6+. Enjoy!

#4 Kevin Radley‎ (274 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Kevin" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/Rad1965?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Got this pea size hail producer near Pawnee, IL around 3:30 pm this afternoon 4 21 16. First time I have seen a rainbow like that.

Got this pea size hail producer near Pawnee, IL around 3:30 pm this afternoon 4 21 16. First time I have seen a rainbow like that.

#5 Parrish Ruiz De Velasco‎ (269 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Parrish" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/parrish1108?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was that the clouds were very low and I wanted to get some pictures for my portfolio. I was on my way to a job (cleaning out foreclosures to pay the bills while I was building my portfolio). I had my camera with me because I love storms and those first few days in April of 2012 were crazy. As the clouds got even lower, I started to see some circulation and at that point I was hooked. Hopped back in the car and tried to get in position. It dropped down a few times as I chased it over the course of 15 miles. It was scary how many people had no idea what was right above them. I crossed my fingers and took an exit that would hopefully bring me out of the rain and in plain view of the tornado. As I came over a hill, the tornado started to build and crossed the road right in front me. I got the shot and headed home to see what I had. I saw this image and thought I may have something here? I called ABC wfaa and they pretty much hung up on me. I emailed Dallas morning news a couple of proofs and didn’t expect anything back. Probably 45 seconds after I sent the email, I got a call back! They asked me to come into the office. We worked out a deal and they tweeted the photo. I spent the rest of the day in one of their cubicles answering phone calls from news organizations about the picture. The next day my photo was 4 columns wide on the front page (last time that happened was when the Mavericks won it all). It also made front pages of Wall Street journal, Washington post, and many more. I also had a goofy CNN interview lol. That same day TIME called me! It ended up getting printed two pages wide in April and ended up making their top ten photos of 2012 list in the End of the year edition of TIME! I’ll never forget those two days!!

[small_button text="Follow Parrish" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/parrish1108?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was that the clouds were very low and I wanted to get some pictures for my portfolio. I was on my way to a job (cleaning out foreclosures to pay the bills while I was building my portfolio). I had my camera with me because I love storms and those first few days in April of 2012 were crazy. As the clouds got even lower, I started to see some circulation and at that point I was hooked. Hopped back in the car and tried to get in position. It dropped down a few times as I chased it over the course of 15 miles. It was scary how many people had no idea what was right above them. I crossed my fingers and took an exit that would hopefully bring me out of the rain and in plain view of the tornado. As I came over a hill, the tornado started to build and crossed the road right in front me. I got the shot and headed home to see what I had. I saw this image and thought I may have something here? I called ABC wfaa and they pretty much hung up on me. I emailed Dallas morning news a couple of proofs and didn’t expect anything back. Probably 45 seconds after I sent the email, I got a call back! They asked me to come into the office. We worked out a deal and they tweeted the photo. I spent the rest of the day in one of their cubicles answering phone calls from news organizations about the picture. The next day my photo was 4 columns wide on the front page (last time that happened was when the Mavericks won it all). It also made front pages of Wall Street journal, Washington post, and many more. I also had a goofy CNN interview lol. That same day TIME called me! It ended up getting printed two pages wide in April and ended up making their top ten photos of 2012 list in the End of the year edition of TIME! I’ll never forget those two days!!

#6 Dave Pluimer‎ (232 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Dave" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1237557757&fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Tonight over central Indiana. Purple Rain.

Tonight over central Indiana. Purple Rain.

 

 

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#7 Jim Picot‎ (222 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Jim" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/jim.picot?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Just hit 10K on Instagram, thanks so much to all my followers, heaps appreciate your encouragement!!! Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia this morning

Just hit 10K on Instagram, thanks so much to all my followers, heaps appreciate your encouragement!!! Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia this morning

#8 Jodie Muston‎ (195 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Jodie" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/jodie.muston?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] 22 November Cecil Plains Qld - Chasing with Andy Barber out West and we bump into Karl Hircock in the middle of no-where. There wasn't much time for small talk here, just "g'day - how awesome is this! ...... 'snap snap snap' ok gotta go'..... This storm had so many different stages of impressive structure it just kept going and going, then delivered and awesome lightshow ! Chasing in November always gives us something special. — with Karl Hircock.

22 November Cecil Plains Qld - Chasing with Andy Barber out West and we bump into Karl Hircock in the middle of no-where. There wasn't much time for small talk here, just "g'day - how awesome is this! ...... 'snap snap snap' ok gotta go'..... This storm had so many different stages of impressive structure it just kept going and going, then delivered and awesome lightshow ! Chasing in November always gives us something special. — with Karl Hircock.

#9 Rich Michael Williams‎ (180 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Rich" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/rich.m.williams.7?fref=photo" align="left" target="_blank"] Some nice lightning near Wichita Kansas last night! taken 04/20/2016.

Some nice lightning near Wichita Kansas last night! taken 04/20/2016.

#10 Ryan Shepard‎ (168 Likes)

[small_button text="Follow Ryan" title="Cool Button" url="https://www.facebook.com/RyanShepardPhotography/" align="left" target="_blank"] The Panhandles Storm to go on and produce tornadoes near Eva, OK Stratford, TX April 15 2016

 The Panhandles Storm to go on and produce tornadoes near Eva, OK Stratford, TX April 15 2016
 

 

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Jeremy Enno‎

Blinded by the rainbows..April 15th, 2015 was an epic rainbow day. This was taken in Liberal, KS.
Blinded by the rainbows..April 15th, 2015 was an epic rainbow day. This was taken in Liberal, KS.

Msphotography Art‎

**Purple Rain** How can you just leave me standing? Alone in a world that's so cold?  When doves cry - Don't cry...
**Purple Rain** How can you just leave me standing? Alone in a world that's so cold?  When doves cry - Don't cry...

Jacopo Zannoni‎

Shelf cloud near Comacchio (Fe) 14 August 2013
Shelf cloud near Comacchio (Fe) 14 August 2013

Sandor Botor‎

It was very close,,,  Luzern - Switzerland.. 7/14/2010 — at Luzern City.
It was very close,,,  Luzern - Switzerland.. 7/14/2010 — at Luzern City.

Werton Costa‎

Gust front on highway in Teresina , Piauí, Brazil .
Gust front on highway in Teresina , Piauí, Brazil .

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