What a chase day!
It started off with me leaving out of Fargo and headed north towards Grand Forks. Originally, I was going to head north and then west to try to get to the storms in far western Barnes County.
|Just as I was leaving Fargo.|
|Screencap from my dashcam.|
|Quick camera shot out my window.|
Here's another screencap from closer to Emerado:
|Note the big RFD cut - this can either help or be a hindrance to tornadogenesis.|
I then had to make a choice. The storm was very quickly going to be moving out of North Dakota and into Minnesota. I also know my options for getting across the river are limited, and so I made a choice, and I dropped the storm as it got close to the airort and headed east and made the river crossing into Minnesota.
Once I made it info Minnesota, I was treated with quite a sight.
|What a wall cloud!|
Here is some video I shot of the that wall cloud.
|Another shot of the wall cloud with the RFD punch.|
After a few minutes, the wall cloud started to dissipate, but I was still left with some awesome picture opportunities:
Then, one more shot as the storm started to fade away:
Later on, the storm found the boundary again and became tornado warned, but by this time it was getting to the far northern reaches of the valley and I was well on my way home.
As I was digging through the pictures on my camera, I realized I hardly blogged at all last year, and I am hoping to blog quite a bit more this year, and then do some blasts from the past from my previous years. (Basically, I need to get caught up from hardly doing any chase blogs from last year!) Hopefully I am able to get caught up more over the next few weeks.
Until next time!