The 2010 season is my best since I started chasing on my own in 1998. There were two absolutely amazing and insane tornado days with close video of tornadoes. The Bowdle, South Dakota tornado was a slow moving violent tornado later rated EF4. I was able to video a cross-country power transmission tower fall in the tornadic winds and later the tornado crossing the highway in front of me. Earlier, I barely escaped being munched as the developing tornado approached from the south. On May 24th, I experienced a beautiful tornado crossing open countryside. That storm had the nice combination of gorgeous structure and a tornado. It passed behind a church and crossed the road several hundred yards from my position. One of my photos of the tornado was later used on the cover of Weatherwise magazine. I encountered multiple storms and a brief tornado during the other days that I chased in May. I was able to photograph landscapes and wildflowers across the northern Plains. I also enjoyed seeing many of my chaser friends who were out the same time. Luckily, our schedules overlapped, and we were able to chase together on some of the days. Due to death ridges and timing, I had missed some of my friends during recent years and it was fun to chase together again.
Total miles: 4723
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