Monthly Archives: May 2008

Lightning in Key Largo

Lightning in Key Largo

Cloud to ground lightning strike taken off Key Largo, Floridaby Mike Theiss


Springtime Fog in the City

City Fog


Fog rolling into “the city by the bay”

May 2008


2006 Severe Weather Event

Severe Weather

Event Headlines –
…The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued 26 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings on Monday, April 3, 2006…
…The severe weather came in three waves with the first wave arriving around daybreak and the second wave arriving around mid morning to midday…
…The most significant wave of severe weather arrived during the late afternoon and early evening…

Photos courtesy of Mike Shumate

Rolling Fog

Fog rolling into San Francisco, CA

Radio and Television tower on Twin Peaks


Memorial Day

“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.”
— Francis A. Walker

Photo courtesy of WKRN Nashville, TN

Fallen Trees

Winds ripped through Northern California on January 4th 2008, knocking down trees and powerlines. Some of us went for almost a week without power, but at least the house stayed intact

Photo from Chico, CA

Double Vortex Tornado in Riverside California

Note the vertical vortex coming from the base of the thunderstorm along with the second larger vortex in what is called the “rope” phase.

A tornado touched down in Riverside on Thursday May 22nd, 2008. The National Weather Service said at 4:38 p.m. Thursday that Doppler radar was tracking a tornado moving south near Moreno Valley in Riverside County. It was all part a an intense late spring weather system which lashed Southern California on Thursday with fierce thunderstorms that unleashed mudslides in wildfire-scarred canyons, spawned this tornado and dusted mountains and even low-lying communities with snow and hail. (photo from The Associated Press)

Approaching Thunderstorm


This picture was taken of an approaching thunderstorm. It looked like a cottonsky! The clouds are cumulonimbus mammatus which often accompany violent thunderstorms.
Location: Sun City, Arizona. Date: September, 2002
Photographer: Greg Banfield aka Motoman

Turbulent skies over Montreal

Montreal Skies

Turbulent skies over Montreal! This strange formation is apparently caused by wind shear.

Moon Over Luxembourg

Moon Over Luxembourg

Clear sky (CAVOK) and gibbeous moon near the last quarter over the Park of Echternach. Landscape pictured early in the morning. The weather is cold, the lake in frozen, it is -3°C.

Location: Echternach (Luxembourg)

Date: 02-22-03

Photographer: Thierry Lombry


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