Storm Chase 2011 (Storm chase images and reports)

May 17 - May 30

by William T. Hark
Stock Photgraphy and Video

The 2011 season was a series of "booms and busts." There were multiple days of cap busts and other days with tornadoes, hail, lightning and beautiful sunset storms. I managed to see tornadoes during the May 24th tornado outbreak and see an unexpected tornado near Ada, Oklahoma after a relaxing day socializing at a storm chaser picnic. Even on days without storms, I had a really great time seeing old friends. Overall, this was a successful chase season.

Total miles: 4262

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Last modified: December 11, 2011

May 17 - 19 (Arrival and busts in Kansas and Oklahoma)

May 20 (Beautiful sunset supercell near Pratt, Kansas)

May 21 (Unexpected tornado near Ada, Oklahoma and Rocky's storm chaser picnic)

May 22 - 23 (Big hail in Lone Grove, Oklahoma and tornado near Okeene, Oklahoma)

May 24 (Tornado outbreak with tornadoes near Piedmont and Shawnee, Oklahoma)

May 25 - 29 (Down days, damage survey in Oklahoma, National Weather Center and cap bust)

May 30 (Large hail, severe storms and gustnado in Nebraska)


Although not part of my usual chase trip across Tornado Alley, April 27, 2011 was a wild day in Virginia

April 27 (Tornado and supercell near Oilville, Virginia)

All photos and pictures are copyright 2011 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/Canon SD 800.

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