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Offline John Allen

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Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« on: 23 May 2010, 09:43:22 AM »
Hey all,
A quick update from the battlelines. Just a few pictures of what I have seen since I got here...Tuesday night. 2 Days chasing...one HP, 1 classic, 1 LP and three tornadoes on the first day. Jimmy D and the Croan have been playing since the 10th and have around 6 tornadoes thus far...pictures and videos to come we assure you.

Heres some pics, in Order, Hennessey OK HP (with tornado), Paul Valley OK Classic, Clarendon TX LP








Explosive events coming to a weather system near you.

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Re: Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« Reply #1 on: 25 May 2010, 09:37:03 AM »
Some pics from this afternoon/evening (sat 23/5) in NW Kansas. Been a couple of very long chase days since arriving in the US on Friday afternoon.

With Jimmy Deguara, Nick Moir, John Allen, Brad Hannon, John Kirk, David Hatfield

South of Oakley









near Goodland, saw two funnels and got a report that there was a tornado



lightning while driving at 80 mi/hour to Colby



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Re: Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« Reply #2 on: 26 May 2010, 07:00:27 AM »
Hope you guys are all having a blast over there! 

I've been watching things closely as it looks to be a bumper SC season from the reports I've seen coming in from various sources!

Keep those cameras rolling and take care in those severe storms!

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Re: Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« Reply #3 on: 26 May 2010, 05:16:55 PM »
Sounds like you are all having a great time. Some awesome tornado footage from South Dakota the last couple of days online.

One of these years!

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Re: Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« Reply #4 on: 27 May 2010, 10:27:39 AM »
Some pics from the SW Kansas/SE Colorado border this afternoon. We were on a slow moving classic supercell for about 5 hours, with countless wall clouds, that finally produced a cone tornado on last light. So much awesome structure on show!

With Jimmy Deguara, Nick Moir, John Allen, Brad Hannon, John Kirk, David Hatfield








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Re: Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« Reply #5 on: 24 June 2010, 08:33:23 AM »
Hi all, our chase time was reduced for various reasons but im going through my pics (and video) and there is some really nice/impressive stuff.  I will post when I can.  Looking at a few of Michael's shots I had a chuckle because i've got the same shots and our cameras have applied very similar white balances :)

Brad.
hmmm June 2nd......

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Re: Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« Reply #6 on: 13 November 2010, 09:57:59 AM »
Hi guys,

Given I posted some of the Australia stuff - this stuff was on my computer and I thought better have it online.

Enjoy!

Tornado May 19 2010 near Pauls Valley Oklahoma

This multivortex tornado was filmed at close range and probably had two tornadoes on the ground simultaneously. It was an awesome end to the day given the fact we had chased the Henessey tornadoes! David Croan can post them at some point!

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Re: Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« Reply #7 on: 13 November 2010, 02:08:34 PM »
Jimmy, that is sensational footage mate. USA is one place I would love to witness one day. That rotation was fantastic, you documented the whole process of the storm very well. Also, that anvil lightning was amazingly frequent... I noticed you guys commented when CG's happened.. Do they not happen very often in the US with tornadoes? I think I remember hearing that usually storms don't produce amazing lightning displays with tornadoes. Thoughts?

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Re: Aussie Tornado Alley Chase 2010
« Reply #8 on: 13 November 2010, 06:25:08 PM »
Hi Shane,

I am glad you enjoyed the tornado footage - we, David Croan, John Allen and I were absolutely stoked at what we had witnessed. I know there were other better tornadoes observed this year, but for shear relaxation this is one of those events you simply can relax and simply observe. The complex nature of this event and some of the behaviour was unique!

Not sure where you may have heard mentioned of lightning and to what nature? However, tornadic supercells can produce some incredibly powerful bolts and during tornadogenesis, smooth channel lightning is often observed freqenting the developing tornado - remember this is in the region of an updraft with precipitation. I am not sure what otherwise is responsible for the nature of such lightning - but rest assured, tornadoes are not the only danger in some of the cases.

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