I don’t share too many videos these days, but a certain storm chaser has captured the ultimate LP Supercell. The day it happened was Sunday May 18 2014. The Location was Newcastle Wyoming. All the elements came together for a perfect LP Supercell to happen and the Base Hunters captured it. It is amazing and you have to see it. This is a timelapse video showing the cycle the storm took. Enjoy…..
Well I have had 2 succesfull chases this year. One particular chase took place June 3rd 2009, starting in Rexburg and then I drove to the 15 and headed South to around Blackfoot. I encountered 1 inch hail and was afraid the windhield or van might get damaged. I got lucky to say the least. Once i got out of the hail I noticed a storm to my south was developing and had a wall cloud.
The storm was Severe Warned for hail and wind and in the warning there was mention of slight rotation. I watched from Right off the Interstate 15 Highway till the storm eventually weakened and got into the Highlands/Mountains.
There was also June 5 2009, The Incredible Complex Line of storms that moved North and stayed mainly in the Snake River plain. As the Line progressed North the Storm filled in from West to East and Intensified. By the time It reached Idaho Falls it went severe and the fun began. I filmed and shot photos from my Backyard all the way till the storm got directly overhead. The storm was warned for winds and possible hail and there was also rotation. 63mph winds occured over my area along with Pea sized hail and a few slightly larger than 1/4 inch.
There are storms predicted thru next week and occasional Strong to Severe thunderstorms are possible. On days that storms can develop from strong to severe I will be active trying to get footage. Its an active year so far and we are only in June.
Keep an eye on the youtube channel and Photo Gallery for updates. I know I havent been updating this blog lately and will try to fit in more time to update you guys on whats going on.
Have a great Weekend and keep checking back for new photos and video.
Wanted to let you guys know I recorded 2 videos today of the Brief Blizzard that hit the Rigby,Id area. Youll see I added some annotations and double guessed my initial Estimates, turns out my estimates were dead on. The snow really did not accumulate because of the wind, but it was heavy and the winds were fierce. Enjoy the videos.
Slight chance for thunderstorms on this day. I started the timelapse at 7am and went till 8pm. Minor convection occured while the cold front moved into Eastern Idaho as you can see. Currently at 9pm there is scattered showers. Thunderstorm Potential Rises for the 22nd here and will be doing another video. Stay Tuned.
There was a better chance for thunderstorms today. I woke up around 10am and started the Camera. Went outside to see tons of cloud cover and figured the chances were slim to none. Ended up getting a thunderstorm around 12pm with very tiny hail. Some were almost 1/4 inch thick. The storm passed to the Northeast and then heavy showers came in and then the rain turned to snow. The snow was heavy and accumulated close to a half inch within 30 minutes. The snow ended around 1-2pm and then just became mostly cloudy. Currently at 9pm there is a mix of rain and snow and accumulations could reach 1-3 inches of snow overnight into tommorow morning.
Wasn’t really expecting anything on March 3rd 2009. The ground had a decent amount of snow on it and I wasnt all that sure that convection could get going. Well the overnight low previous to this day was around 40 degrees. Thats about a 15+ degree difference. I woke up early this day and felt the warmth and could see a very faint flash every once in awhile.
Keep in mind I havent seen a thunderstorm since Mid October 2008. I ran indoors and loaded Stormlab 4.0 and could see some convective cells to the southeast of me. I waited for about an hour to see if they had enough to make it further towards me. They died and I went back to sleep.
Woke up later in the day and could definetely tell that there was some instability and looked Southeast and could see an advancing area of precipitation. I went inside and again loaded stormlab 4.0 and could see plenty of cells yet not much of a lightning maker.
After a few minutes of checking other websites I heard a rumble of thunder and went outside to enjoy the first thunderstorm of the 2009 season.
The video doesnt show much except for snow on the ground and you can hear the hail and rain falling along with a rumble every 20 seconds. It was very exciting and I can only hope for a active 2009 spring and summer. Last year wasnt all that active for my area. Crossing my fingers.
Depending on where you are in the Northwest will determine if your getting snow or not. No matter what type of precipitation is occuring, there has been alot of it. Here in Southeastern Idaho it has been snowing for 4 consecutive days now. Snow totals for my immediate area is close to 7 inches while the Higher elevations are seeing close to several feet. The big part of the story is the icy and snow packed roads which are plauging most of Idaho and keeping road crews working 24/7 trying to keep highways and local roads in operation. There have been many reported slide offs and from experience the Highways arent too bad, yet the non highway roads are a complete mess which makes a usual 15 minute trip turn into a half hour or longer trip. I highly recommend slowing down and keeping as much distance as you can from the car in front of you.
On a good note, the snow has really made the Holidays come to life. With Holiday music playing and no matter where you are, the joy is in the air. The stores are busy providing the last minute shopper with great gift ideas and Tree lots are on every corner with decorations galore. The local neighborhoods have there lights shining bright with chaser strings of lights and Santa and Snowmen blow ups bringing that pleasent Holiday spirit to all that pass by. After all, it is the Holidays…
So you said you want a White Christmas huh? Even if you didn’t your in store for some major snow in the coming hours, days and weeks. Three to five inches are expected Friday Morning and This Sunday into next week looks to have another Decent storm targeting the Northwest for even more Heavy snow and winds. I must say that this year thus far is looking like an above average Winter. The funny thing is that Winter hasn’t even started yet. Can you imagine 3 more months of this? No matter the type of weather you prefer, the snowcast is looking deep and plentiful and all Skiers and snowboarders alike will no doubt mark this Winter season as Perfect. The powder is dry and deep and the arctic air responsible for this isnt leaving anytime soon.
Expect a Winter Weather advisory for the Snake river plain and possible Winter storm watches and warnings for the Highlands and Mountains. Also expect the roads to only get worse as the days go on and plan to leave earlier than you usually would to allow enough time to travel slower and safer. I will update as much as I can throughout this series of storms. Have a Happy Holiday and come by again to see and hear the latest.
Here are a few videos I did of the December 13th 2008 Snowstorm. The first two are 5 minute videos and the third is a timelapse video. Enjoy…