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Storm chaser photo of Thursday night’s storm has become an Internet sensation

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Jerry · 371 weeks ago If you haven’t already, check out this guy’s storm photo gallery—-God in all His wondrous, terrible glory! Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It might be one of the most unusual pictures one will ever see. But Thursday’s storm wasn’t exactly your normal storm.Stephen Locke of www.tempestgallery.com, is a storm chaser from Rowland Park, Kans. near Kansas City, Mo. He has been chasing storms of all kinds across the great plains for 20 years. The storm he chased yesterday, was as unusual as one he’s ever witness.He had been following this particular storm from Salina which was heading straight south. As he was going south on the Kansas Turnpike, he noticed the storm had developed a nice looking “shelf cloud,” or the mushroom shape seen in  this picture…Photo taken just east of the turnpike by Stephen Locke.“(The storm) really took on a new form as it passed through Wichita,” Locke said. “I had to get off the turnpike and get a shot of it right then and there.”Locke got off the Exit 19 ramp and turned east toward Oxford. He shot this using a wide-angle lens just north of the Gary and Charlotte Seyfert house.It has become a Facebook sensation.Locke wrote: Shelf cloud beast at Wellington, Kansas 06.27.2013. The grittiest storm that ever chased me (at 80mph). Still pulling sand out of my eyes. You can see it kicking and sucking dirt. Shortly after this image, as we crossed the border into Oklahoma, it was a full on haboob.Locke said he continued south trying to stay in front of the storm to Tonkawa, Okla. Eventually he could not keep up.Kenneth Cook, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Wichita, said the storm was unusual in that it formed in the northeast around Wilson Lake and headed almost straight south. He said it was similar to the storm that went through Cheney Lake in 2006.A shelf cloud is formed as warm, moist air rises along the front edge of a gust front and are associated with severe thunderstorms. These clouds are especially prevalent when the air is very stable near the base of the thunderstorm, Cook said.There’s been debate just how strong of winds and the amount of rain Wellington received. Seyfert said he got about .4 inches of rain. The NWS had no readings from Wellington. Mulvane received .58 inches while Caldwell received .37 inches, Cook said.As far as the wind, there were 60 mph winds in Belle Plaine, 80 in Harper, 89 in Wichita and 70 in Cowley County according to NWS tallies.Locke, whose web gallery are filled with incredible storm pictures, said when it comes to the ferocity of storms, this was a big one.last_img

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