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Category Archives: Thunderstorms

We’re Crossing Our Fingers

Scenes like the one above used to be a common occurrence during the Springtime in West Texas. However in recent years we have been battling drought conditions. Last year found more smoke in the sky from the hundreds of wildfires than clouds. We are finally out out of the La Nina weather pattern and thing […]

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It’s Been So Dry…

It’s been so dry during the past year that even the prickly pear cactus are wilting away. Now that my friends is pretty darn dry. Everyone around here is keeping our fingers crossed that we don’t have a repeat of the drought and heat wave that we experienced last summer with some 90 consecutive days […]

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Just Around The Corner

With Spring officially just around the corner I always begin wondering what sort of weather pattern will be in store.  In particular our thunderstorm season.  We have experienced a very mild and warm winter with several opportunities for rain during the past month.  Right now the jet stream is positioned over the central part of […]

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More From The Lightning Show

These are just a couple of more photos that I shot during last weeks storm. It was quite a light show. I was shooting the photos from the comfort of my covered patio. I would have liked to have moved to a different position to avoid getting the two utility lines in the shot, however […]

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Lightning Show

It’s been a slow thunderstorm season in this part of Texas. It started out with a bang with a major hail storm on Easter day but it has been extremely hot and dry ever since. We have been hit with triple digit temperatures for 17 days. Last night about midnight I was awaken by the […]

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Approaching Storm

While we continue to experience drought conditions here in Texas so I thought I would post one of my thunderstorm photos from a couple of years ago as there have been limited opportunities to get out and photograph any storms this year.  This particular storm was about 20 miles northwest of Abilene.  I was setup […]

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Time To Pack The Gear

This is an approaching thunderstorm that I was photographing a couple of years ago.  It was a very ominous looking storm as it was approaching.  I normally try to get on the backside of storms to photograph but it was not possible to get in position for this particular storm.  In other words I was […]

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SKYWARN Training

Severe weather season is fast approaching so it is time to dust off the Skywarn material and get ready for spotter training. I will be attending the annual Skywarn training tomorrow so I decided to post one of my lightning photos that I shot from inside my garage. More than 10,000 severe storms, 5,000 floods […]

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