Storm Chase 2008 (Storm chase images and reports)

May 20 - May 29

by William T. Hark
Stock Photgraphy and Video

This was one of my best chase seasons in many years. I obtained beautiful high definition video of a massive wedge tornado in Kansas near Quinter during the May 23 outbreak. I was also able to film that EF4 tornado crossing I-70 west of Quinter. Earlier that afternoon, I filmed a nice cone tornado that was also near Quinter. May 23 was my best chase chase day since I began in 1997. The 2008 chase season for me was also notable for beautiful storm structure and distant wedge on May 29 near Glen Elder, landspout tornado on May 25 and a huge rapidly rotating meso south of Collyer, Kanas on May 22. Unlike many years, I stayed within a relatively small area of Tornado Alley. I am glad that I wasn't chasing "scraps" under a death ridge in North Dakota. Interestingly, I ran into the TIV and crew associated with the Storm Chasers program on multiple occasions.

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Last modified: February 27, 2009



May 21 (Colorado storms)


May 22 (Massive meso in Trego County, Kansas and brief tornado)


May 23 (Tornado outbreak near Quinter, Kansas)


May 24 - 25 (Nebraska bust and Bison, Oklahoma tornado)


May 26 - 28 (Oklahoma and Texas severe storms, landscape images and Greensburg, Kansas photos )


May 29 (Tornado in Kearney, Nebraska and wedge tornado north of Glen Elder, Kansas with beautiful storm structure )


All photos and pictures are copyright 2008 William T. Hark, M.D except as noted. My pictures are either video captures using HD camcorders (Sony 3CCD Z1 and Canon HV20) or images from the Nikon D200.



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