I have been a storm chaser since April 1986. I chase Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Tropical Cyclones (such as hurricanes), and any other type of storm. I have been living in Florida eversince I started actively pursuing extreme weather and have often traveled to the central United States for severe weather plus chased tropical systems along the Gulf Coast / Caribbean. This section portrays a very large portion of my storm chasing "career" from severe thunderstorms to hurricane chasing!

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Chris Collura - KG4PJN - Skywarn FL B036


TABLE OF CONTENTS - CLICK TO GO TO PAGE


USEFUL STORM CHASING "DATA-STOP" LINKS

Storm Chasing Information Links Page (Many Links OUT-Dated!)


ABOUT STORM CHASING - WHAT AND WHY?

STORM CHASING - Stor'm chay'sing, n. The positioning in or near any dangerous weather system or anomaly (storm) for scientific or observation purposes.

Read My Storm Chasing Primer - A Must!!
Storm Chasing Comments And Stories


STOCK PHOTO OR VIDEO REQUEST INFORMATION

This section on storm chasing provides a complete and thourough representation of my on-going storm chasing and storm documentation efforts. Royalty-free and / or stock pictures and video footage is available in a separate section for those interested, avoiding the need for any merchant services. For more information on any stock footage (or even DVD / Video productions on major storm titles), be sure to check out the OFFERS section of this web site, avaialble at the link provided below, or by clicking HERE.

Special Offers And Media Sales Page

Note: Some high resolution storm and nature pictures are also available for royalty-free / stock sales. These are offered in high-quality digital stock and can be previewed (or even purchased) in the section for fine-art photography. For more information, and / or to preview and choose images that CAN be used in royalty free / stock applications, please click HERE or the link provided below!

Digital Photography Preview Gallery And Sales Page


STORM CHASING VIDEO PRESENTATIONS - LINKS TO YOUTUBE

WPB Channel 5 Interview For "September's Fury" In 2004 (REALMEDIA)
Chase 2001 Music Video (NSCC 2002)
Chase 2002 Music Video (NSCC 2003)
Chase 2003 Music Video (NSCC 2004)
Chase 2004 Music Video (NSCC 2005)
Chase 2005 Music Video (NSCC 2006)
Music Video For June 12, 2005 TX Tornadoes
Chase 2007 / 20 Years Music Video (NSCC 2008)
Chase 2008 Music Video (NSCC 2009)
Chase 2009 Music Video (NSCC 2010)
Chase 2010 Music Video (NSCC 2011)
Chase 2011 Music Video (NSCC 2012)
Chase 2012 Music Video (NSCC 2013)
Dayton HAMFest In May 2007
Time-Lapse Of Convective Sky
Tornado Overturns Semi-Truck
Florida Brush Fire


STORM CHASING SOUND CLIPS

Lightning During 1985 Tri-State Outbreak


TORNADO-ALLEY STORM CHASE EXPEDITION LOGS AND PICTURES

Central USA Chase Expedition 2000
Central USA Chase Expedition 2001
Central USA Chase Expedition 2002
Central USA Chase Expedition 2003
Central USA Chase Expedition 2004
Central USA Chase Expedition 2005 - Chase One
Central USA Expedition Chase 2005 - Chase Two
Central USA Chase Expedition 2006
Saint Louis Derecho In July 2006
South Dakota Tornadoes On September 16, 2006
Missouri Severe Outbreak On September 22, 2006
Other Midwestern Storm Chases During 2006
Midwestern Storm Chases During 2007
Midwestern Storm Chases During 2008 (Section ONE For 2008)
Central USA Chase Expedition 2008 (Section TWO For 2008)
Central USA Storm Chases During 2009
Midwestern Storm Chases During 2010 (Section ONE For 2010)
Central USA Chase Expedition 2010 (Section TWO For 2010)
Central USA Storm Chases During 2011
Central USA Storm Chases During 2012
Central USA Storm Chases During 2013
Central USA Storm Chases During 2014 (New!)


ALL OTHER STORM CHASE LOGS AND PICTURES

TEXT Log For ALL "Local" Chases (Updated 12/31/2012)
Severe Winter Weather Chases And Pictures
PICTURE Log For Chases Until 1989
PICTURE Log For 1990 To 1999 Chases
PICTURE Log For 2000 To 2009 Chases
PICTURE Log For 2010 And After Chases


TROPICAL CYCLONE CHASING LOGS AND PICTURES

Hurricane Floyd In October 1987
Tropical Storm Keith In November 1988
Tropical Storm Klaus In October 1990
Tropical Storm Marco In October 1990
Hurricane Andrew In August 1992
Tropical Storm Gordon In November 1994
Hurricane Erin In August 1995
Tropical Storm Jerry In August 1995
Hurricane Georges In September 1998
Tropical Storm Mitch In November 1998
Hurricane Floyd In September 1999
Tropical Storm Harvey In September 1999
Hurricane Irene In October 1999
Hurricane Gordon In September 2000
Tropical Storm Gabrielle In September 2001
Hurricane Michelle In November 2001
Hurricane Lili In October 2002
Tropical Storm Bonnie In August 2004
Hurricane Charley In August 2004
Hurricane Frances In September 2004
Hurricane Ivan In September 2004
Hurricane Jeanne In September 2004
Hurricane Dennis In July 2005
Hurricane Katrina In August 2005
Hurricane Rita In September 2005
Hurricane Wilma In October 2005
Tropical Storm Alberto In June 2006
Tropical Storm Barry In June 2007
Tropical Storm Noel In October 2007
Tropical Storm Fay In August 2008
Hurricane Gustav In September 2008
Hurricane Ike In September 2008
Tropical Storm Bonnie In July 2010
Hurricane Igor In September 2010
Hurricane Irene In August 2011
Hurricane Isaac In August 2012
Hurricane Sandy In October 2012
Tropical Storm Andrea In June 2013
Hurricane Arthur In July 2014 (New!)

NOTE: Above is a long list of my tropical cyclone chasing career. The 2004 and 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Seasons offered the most productive tropical cyclone chasing out of the entire list, unfortunately, at a GREAT cost due to the apalling loss of life and property, especially from tropical cyclones Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne in 2004 and Dennis and WORST OF ALL, Katrina and many others in 2005. Although these 2004 and 2005 storms made for incredible data and photography acquisition, they did destroy, kill, and disable. The National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, American Red cross, and Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) all deserve to be commended for their involvement during such hardships. Tropical cyclones (such as hurricanes) are an extremely dangerous and destructive weather phenomina. I discourage anyone without the urge AND knowledge to even attempt to study such storms by driving through / chasing them. The pictures and videos in this area are intended for scientific and education purposes - Tropical cyclones deserve both respect and awareness.


CURRENT TROPICAL WEATHER AND HURRICANE CHASING PLANS

Special Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity (Seasonal)


SPECIAL STORM CHASING PUBLICATIONS (VERY COMPELLING)

Read "Quinter KS - A Tornado Chaser's Story"

Read "Hurricane Katrina - A Hurricane Chaser's Perspective"

Read "Hurricane Charley - A Hurricane Chaser's Perspective"


STORM CHASING PICNICS AND EVENTS

Storm Chasing Events Of 2001
Storm Chasing Events Of 2002
Storm Chasing Events Of 2003
Storm Chasing Events Of 2004
Storm Chasing Events Of 2005
Storm Chasing Events Of 2006
Storm Chasing Events Of 2007
Storm Chasing Events Of 2008
Storm Chasing Events Of 2009
Storm Chasing Events Of 2010
Storm Chasing Events Of 2011
Storm Chasing Events Of 2012
Storm Chasing Events Of 2013


SPECIAL SECTIONS ON OTHER EXCITING TOPICS

Interesting Storm Chasing Vehicles
Anatomy Of A Tropical Cyclone
Lightning - Natures Fireworks
Special - The "Perfect" Storm In 1991
Storm Chasers Guide To The Clouds
"Weatherlab I" Portable Weather Platform
"Weatherlab II" Portable Weather Platform
"Weatherlab III" Wireless Weather Platform
"Weatherlab IV" Metal Portable Weather Platform


STORM CHASING HUMOR / FUNNIES

"In Da Dry Slot" - The "Oil Change" Epitomy


EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Online Masters in Higher Education Degree
Organizational Development Masters Degree
Online Bachelors in Radiology Degree
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Bachelors Programs


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