May 30, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

One year ago today: A storm chase to remember

Last spring, between May 22-30, a few of my storm chasing buddies and I went storm chasing in the Great Plains. Exactly one year ago today, we saw an EF4 wedge tornado in Bennington, Kansas. The sights we saw last year were unbelievable, and I figured I would share some of my favorite shots from last year’s trip. All of the photos posted are from myself and Jenny Kafka. For more of Jenny’s photos, you can visit jennykafta.com.

May 25, 2013 — South Dakota.

May 25, 2014. (Doug Simonian)

May 25, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 25, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 25, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 25, 2013. (Jenny Kafka) For more of Jenny's photos, you can visit jennykafka.com.

May 25, 2013. (Jenny Kafka) For more of Jenny’s photos, you can visit jennykafta.com

May 25, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 25, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013 — Nebraska. 

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka) The storm is rapidly developing and forming an anvil top.

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka) The storm is rapidly developing and forming an anvil top.

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 26, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

A video-still from May 26, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

A video-still from May 26, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

A video-still from May 26, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

A video-still from May 26, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 26, 2013. (Jenny Kafka) Mammatus clouds are illuminated by lightning.

 May 27, 2013 — Kansas. 

May 27, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 27, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

 

May 27, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 27, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 27, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 27, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 27, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 27, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 27, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 27, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 27, 2013. (Jenny Kafka).

May 27, 2013. (Jenny Kafka).

May 28, 2013 — Bennington, Kansas. The three photos below are all of the EF4 wedge tornado.

May 28. 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 28. 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 28, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 28, 2013. (Doug Simonian). A large rain shaft is visible on the left, and the wedge tornado is to the center. Notice the gap separating them.

May 28, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 28, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013 — Oklahoma.

May 30, 2013 (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013 (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013. (Jenny Kafka)

May 30, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 30, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 30, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

May 30, 2013. (Doug Simonian)

 

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