Sunday, June 7, 2009

Storm chasing!

I am sorry that I haven't posted in a while but I have been out with my DH pursuing a hobby that I love. Most know that my husband is a meterologist and avid storm chaser and over the years I watched him go out each spring and wished I could go with him. About 11 years ago I started going with Chuck and I am totally hooked.

Yesterday we saw a storm in SE Wyoming...Goshen County that has made it on all the news because it was such a triumph for the Vortex 2 chase team and Weather Channel has been promoting the project. Here are a couple pics I thought you might like to see. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them if you would like them full screen. These pictures are all copy write protected. (c)vdoswell 2009/cdoswell enterprises.

This was the first picture I got of the tornado. It tried to set down 2-3 funnels and finally it happened!

The tornado became so rain wrapped it was really hard to see it!

After a few minutes it became more visible but still difficult for me to get good photos. I am hoping Chuck can enhance them a little so they are easier to see.

These are a couple of the last pics of this tornado.

Chuck with the tornado in the background.

In this pic the tornado was almost gone but look at the tube around the actual tornado. Beautiful.

The storm went on for a long time more but I am out of time tonight putting anymore on the blog. I hope everyone enjoys seeing these pictures. More later!