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Fall Foliage and new Flickr account

First, I’d like to say that I’m going to ditch the photo album thing I added to the site earlier this summer in favor for a Flickr account.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/madusweather

I just uploaded my fall foliage pictures there today, with a sample below:

A video will be coming soon and will be added to this post when complete. Video delayed due to preparations for the landfall of Sandy.

I also added a Flickr icon to the top right of the page for quick access.

July 26, 2012 Storm Chase Pictures

Solo chase up into southeastern PA turned out alright as I got some shelf cloud pictures and saw some lightning. Probably not worth the 11 hours I spent driving (most of which was trying to find a place with a view), but I did gain some solo chasing experience since this was only my 2nd or 3rd longer chase by myself.

Here’s some stills I pulled off of my GoPro… all from the Lebanon, PA area:

Fredericksburg, VA storm damage

Jason and I originally intended today’s chase to be more local to our homes in Montgomery County, MD, but as storms kept popping up to our south we kept dropping south with them. We initially crossed over into Virginia near Leesburg as a promising storm was moving into the area to our west. As that storm diminished, new storm after new storm would develop nearby and we went after them, but each storm pulsed out just as we approached the main core. Our goal for the day was getting into a hail core, but we only managed to get a couple of rounds of pea-sized hail. Eventually we ended up in the Fredericksburg, VA area and intercepted the storm that passed through there. After the main core diminished, I saw a tweet reporting damage in the Fredericksburg area and we went to investigate it.

Here is a video and a couple of pictures of the storm damage just southwest of Fredericksburg along US 1… I might get some more pictures and video processed later, but most of it has already been covered.

UPDATE:

The NWS at LWX have completed their survey and concluded that a microburst with winds of 80 mph hit the area.

000
NWUS51 KLWX 092131
LSRLWX

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
530 PM EDT MON JUL 09 2012

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…
..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
..REMARKS..

0520 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 S FREDERICKSBURG 38.26N 77.49W
07/08/2012 SPOTSYLVANIA VA NWS STORM SURVEY

*** 7 INJ *** A MICROBURST WITH 80 MPH WESTERLY WINDS
TORE THROUGH AN AREA 3 MILES SOUTH OF FREDERICKSBURG. ON
FLEMING ST BETWEEN LAFAYETTE BLVD AND ROUTE 1… A ROOF
WAS TORN OFF A GYM AND THE WALL COLLAPSED. THERE WERE 7
INJURIES IN THE GYM. THE ROOF WAS THROWN ONTO A HOME
NEXT DOOR. A FEW OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA
HAD ROOFING DAMAGE. THE INTENSE BURST OF WIND BLEW INTO
A RESIDENTAL AREA WHERE DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED. MANY HOMES IN THE SUBDIVISION WERE DAMAGED BY
FALLING TREES.

&&

CORRECTED EVENT TIME…INJURIES…REMARKS…SOURCE

EVENT NUMBER LWX1200867

$$

STRONG

Just going to log some external links at the bottom here…

Sites that have used my media:

Alex Liggitt’s WJLA ABC 7 Blog
WeatherNation (shared on Facebook, Twitter)
Accuweather

Thank you everyone for all of the re-tweets and mentions on Twitter and Facebook!

15 May 2012 Storm Chase – Pictures

UPDATE: Had to postpone processing my video due to getting ready for the chasecation… hopefully I’ll remember to come back to this later.

I will add more screen grabs to this post by Friday (and update this text), but here’s a handful of shots that I’ve gotten so far:

Video and chase log will be up by the end of the weekend!

Foggy sunrise in Maryland

It has been quite foggy the last couple of mornings in the DC/MD region. I snapped a shot of the sun rising through the fog this morning in Gaithersburg, MD:

The fall colors give it a nice added touch. Gaithersburg is a little past peak with the leaves, and I expect I’ll see a lot of leaves on the ground tomorrow as the cold front kicks up some wind in its wake today.

Oct. 29 snow pictures

Just posting some re-touched snow pictures from the October 29 storm. All of these were posted to my Twitter account, which you should follow to get daily thoughts and updates!

These were all shot on my Droid X, as I have yet to invest in a DSLR camera (which I plan on doing before the next chase season).

The first shot was just after daybreak, as some surprise early event sleet and snow gave us a nice base layer to build on when the back end of the system hit during the afternoon (which is when the other pictures were taken). Location is Germantown, MD.