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Jack's Thunderstorm and Tornado Photos
Thunder and Lightning
March is the beginning of the severe weather season for tornado alley. When I volunteered with my local Search and Rescue years ago, we had storm training to be weather spotters. Four years ago, when we had our first spring thunderstorm it produced a tornado nearby.
I am a photographer and I took all of these pictures of the storm clouds. I will be adding more pictures whenever we get storms. This is my picture of green mammatus clouds in the sunset.
Picture of Our Storm Clouds
The low hanging gray thunder and lightning clouds.
The stormy sky.
The Storm Clouds
A little bit of light in the middle of the clouds.
A Wider View
The dark sky above the green field.
Closer View of the Sky
The different shades of light gray, dark gray, and blue.
Another Close View of the Storm Clouds
The dark sky above a tree.
The lighter sky above the opening in the dark fluffy clouds.
There was a lot of hail with this thunderstorm.
A Different Storm
A wall cloud or shelf cloud (I don't remember which one it was) over a fence another night.
Double Rainbow - After the Storm
The beginning of the two brightly colored prisms against the dark clouds.
End of the Rainbow
The other end of the bright prisms.
Some of the one inch hail stones in a paper bowl after the bad weather passed through.
My Tornado Experiences
I saw the damage and destruction that a tornado had caused for the first time in 1991. Then I saw a real tornado for the first time in 1998. It was a few miles West of where I lived and it moved from the South to the North.
Trees Damaged By A Tornado
This forms over the water and it can move to the land and become a tornado.