Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
Yo Ryan, that's EXCELLENT! I would have had to change my pants...
Jeff - hard to get a good pic when it's not backlit, but yours is definitely up to par!
DLKAPA - good shot of a tornado for educational purposes. A hanging cloud does not a tornado make; all you need is circulation at ground level, and obviously there is some in your pic or the debris wouldn't have created the visible shape!
Are you guys in Skywarn or just lucky/nuts (to be out for a shot and not get caught in it)?
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
I was also out shooting, however, distance and houses (and lack of zoom) hintered my experience...
However, I was standing next to a light pole when a REALLY big lightning bolt hit in the East at some distance, and it sent a big, loud buzzing sound all the way through the light pole I was standing next to... After that, me, myself, and I voted on going elsewhere...
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1607 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
I saw one today too! Brings back memories... I haven't seen a tornado since 1996 when I left Oklahoma and my storm chasing days behind.
I was just leaving Front Range Airport before 4:00pm this afternoon and saw the stuff going on to the east. I drove down Hwy 36 toward Bennett and Kiowa and that's when I saw the storm near Strausburg with a brief and weak tornado touchdown. Was only an F0, but still a rare sight to see near Denver...
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
Funniest thing, about 15 minutes ago this guy from 7news calls me and asks me where I took the photo and background crap like that, then he tells me that tomorrow they would be sending a camera crew to my house to see what the scene looks like then, I guess sort of a during/after comparison.
Then he calls me and he tells me that there was a miscommunication and basically nevermind.
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1279 times:
I was down in Colorado Springs with a client when I saw the storm heading to the north east. I started up I-25 when the emergency warning sounded on the radio and told me that I was basically on it's (tornado's) tail. While coming down the hill near Larkspur, the funnel cloud I shot rose up from behind the ridge in the photo. I think it had just touched down in Castle Rock and was leaving the area. It moved kind of slow for a bit and I considered chasing it to the east a bit, but then I decided not to press my luck.
What was really cool was the numerous cloud to cloud lightning that was going on. That, was the real show.
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1261 times:
I am kind of glad that I don't live on the plains and live in Littleton. DLKPA, United, great pics of the storm. I wasn't really aware of how big the storm was until they did the emergency broadcast thing right during Around the Horn and PTI (not showing any lightness to the situation). After that, I kept checking 9news and Fox31 (which I dont understand why they cut coverage short). Its kind of weird that my house and neighborhood, which is right next to Dakota Ridge (if you guys know where that is) didn't get any rain or hail and just got little rumblings in the sky and gray clouds, but I guess that is how weather works sometimes.