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April 2014 East Coast Chases

I’ve had a few opportunities to chase storms in April, and I grabbed a handful of images and uploaded them to Flickr. They’re in my 2014 East Coast Chases album, which I will keep updating with images if/when I get more.


I head out to the Plains for two weeks… IN two weeks! Same crew as last year, but with my own new-to-me personal vehicle (2010 GMC Terrain) instead of a rental. Like last year, I will be posting daily blog on the U.S. Tornadoes site, and I’ll have a post with the link and details later on.

Strong storms roll through MD, DC, VA

Strong to severe storms pushed NW to SE across the region this afternoon and early evening, which are now mostly south of the DC area. Didn’t get hit by too much in Germantown, but the lightning was great. Plenty of CGs all around, despite my bad luck of getting good screen captures off of the video I took (I don’t have any filters for taking pictures, so I had to result to video).

I did manage to get one CG shot this afternoon as I sat in light rain behind the main rain cores:

Finally, a storm that I was awake for! Some storms rolled through early this morning, but I was way too gone to get up for them. The last two storms before this morning also had unfortunate timing, so it was a treat to actually get out and catch this storm.