I'm in the process of moving over my chase logs from the last few years, so this is the first entry of many documented chases over the years.
The first big storm chasing event took place over the last few days, with storms from Colorado to Oklahoma and everywhere in between. Although expectations were much higher for severe weather, there were a couple of good storms and the storm that was near Burlington, CO was a beauty. I didn't see any tornadoes, but there were reports of small tornadoes and land spouts in the area. What I did see was amazing structure and one of the most photogenic storms in recent memory. I started out from Oklahoma and made my way north through Garden City, KS and up through the eastern border of Colorado in flat arid country. I eventually watched this storm from initiation although I let it go because I thought there might be something better behind it. After realizing that would be the storm of the day I quickly went back after it and caught it as it matured. The rotation of the updraft was amazing and I also went through some good size hail, and called it a chase near dark. Here are some photos from that day.
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