For the last four years (1999 to 2002), Team Tornado electronics guru Dave Gamble has spent his holidays storm chasing in America. He spends two weeks as part of an organised tour, living out of motels and driving thousands of miles in search of violent weather. And then he wonders why we think he's totally off his trolley...
In 1999 he didn't see all that much, but in 2000 he saw the lot - Tornadoes, Golf Ball hail, Ball lightning... You can see where the robot name came from! 2001 wasn't quite as good - although there were 23 tornadoes in one day, it was raining too hard to see any of them. 2002 was a total flop - the weather was worse in the UK!
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Typical storm chasing scene - remind you of a certain film?
Longhorn cattle - feet firmly on the ground, unlike our cow...
Mobile sterilisation machine - the National Weather Service doppler radar.
You got hail HOW big?
Lots of moody night-time lightning shots...
These are what Dave went to see: bona-fide swirly windy things, photographed with his very own hands.
Have a look at Dave's website - The Mad Chasers Homepage.
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