Severe Weather Videos

At long last, my new severe weather observation highlights video, Stormy Skies, Mid Deacade Edition is now available! This video features a dozen tornadoes, including footage from Minneola and Dodge City, KS (May 24. 2016), Trinidad, CO (June 6, 2014). and of a rare high-altitude tornado west of Chama, NM (September 29, 2014), along with lots of other wild weather including thundersnow, supercells, hail, and more. Details and ordering info here! As noted in the linked page, I would be more than happy to trade for other chasers' highlights videos.

Additionally, my previous severe weather observation highlights video, Stormy Skies 2012-13: Wild Weather for All Seasons,
featuring the entire lifecycle of the Rozel, KS EF-4 tornado, along with lots of other neat stuff, remains available in limited quantities! Details and ordering info here.

Finally few copies are still available of my 2011 storm observation highlights video Stormy Skies 2011. A short trailer for the video and additional information can be found here.

Follow the links below to see some videos of severe and interesting weather phenomena that I have posted to Youtube (some of my favorite videos are embedded, but there's lots of good stuff in the videos that are just linked, too):


Wolf Creek Pass Thundersnow, May 10, 2017

This clip shows a flash of ligntning followed by thunder, with lots of snow coming down:

A longer (about 8 minutes) video showing highlights of the half hour I observed this storm, with more than a dozen rumbles of thunder while snow comes down, can be seen here

Aspen Springs, CO hailstorm, May 9, 2017 - Up to a half-inch of pea-sized hail falls aloug U.S. 160 in a short time, during a heavy southwest Colorado thunderstorm.


My biggest tornado day ever! A total of six tornadoes near Minneola and Dodge City, KS, May 24, 2016

The formation and early stages of the first of three large tornadoes of which I got good video. This one was rated EF-3

Long-track (15.6 miles) and mile-wide EF 2 tornado that passed just west of Dodge City.

Another EF-3 tornado, this time north of Dodge City.

Tornado south of Texline, TX, May 16, 2016

San Jose, NM Thundersnow, with visible lightning bolts, March 8, 2016


Cloud rotation and funnel cloud west of Chromo, CO, September 5, 2013:

Time-lapse of supercell and mircoburst east of Wagon Mound, NM, June 8, 2015

Thundersnow on the west side of Wolf Creek Pass, CO, May 12, 2015:

Ski Santa Fe thundersnow, March 19 - Includes one very close lightning strike and several rumbles of thunder from a storm that produced 3 inches of graupel and snow in an hour and a half with thunder, then 9 more inches of snow overnight.


0.4 Mile-wide high-end EF-1 tornado west of Chama, NM, September 29, 2017. A Youtube hit with more than 8,600 views:

Second of three tornadoes I observed east of Trinidad, CO, June 6, 2014

4 and a half minute highlight video of the third tornado I saw east of Trinidad, CO, June 6, 2014. This large, high-end EF-1 tornado was on the ground for around 14 minutes:

Tornado emerging from the rain west of Larned, KS on May 11, 2014 This was the final portion of a tornado that was on the ground quite a while in the Garfield/Frizell/Larned area, but was hidden from my angle by rain until the timeframe of this video.


Seven and a half minute edited video from the 20 minutes I observed the May 18, 2013 Rozel, KS EF-4 tornado:

Thundersnow near Pagosa Springs, CO, March 8, 2013 - Long, slow rumbles of thunder and big snowflakes as a thundersnow storm moves northeast from New Mexico into Colorado.


Winter Thunderstorm with Graupel (Snow Pellets) and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning, near Pagosa Springs, CO, November 9, 2012:

"Thunderslush" September 29, 2012 - A fall thunderstorm produces a mix of rain and wet snow over northern Archuletta County, CO.

Snow, Graupel (Snow Pellets), and 1-inch hail, Pagosa Springs, CO, April 15, 2012 - A rare combination of winter precipitation and severe hail as conditions are just right for strong convection despite surface temperatures in the 30s.

Texas Panhandle Gustnado, April 11, 2012 - This gustnado formed about 20 miles west of Channing as warm inflow and cold outflow collided on the south edge of a strong thunderstorm.


100 MPH Microburst, Hannibal, MO, June 9, 2011 - A long-track supercell produces a destructive microbust on the south side of Hannibal - this video shows the nicely backlit microburst as seen from across the river in Illinois.

Tornado Near Greasy Corner, AR, May 25, 2011 - Photogenic, nicely backlit tornado - this is the only chaser video of this tornado:

Supercell and Funnel Cloud West of Bolivar, MO, May 12, 2011 - Classic supercell with great storm structure and a distant but nicely backlit funnel cloud.

Tornado-Warned Supercell, Bolivar to near Camdenton, MO - Video of the same supercell as in the clip above, as it evolves from a classic to an HP supercell.

Missouri Long-Track tornadic supercell, April 22, 2011 - This is the supercell that produced the destructive EF-4 tornado in the St. Louis area. Video of great mesocyclone structure near Holt's Summit, MO and ground-hugging wall cloud as the storm produces 4-inch hail north of Hermann.

Mesocyclones and Hail, Illinois, April 19, 2011 - I intercept a long-track tornadic supercell near Hillview, IL. Although I miss any good view of the tornadoes it produced, I do get some nice storm structure, and LOTs and LOTS of hail.

Colorado Snow devils, February 20, 2011 - Driving to Buena Vista, CO for some skiing after Chasercon, I observed these snow devils about 8-10 miles southwest of Fairplay, CO.


Storm rotation and chaser traffic, TX Panhandle, June 12, 2010 Lots of chasers got in the action on this tornado-warned storm between Dumas and Stinnet, TX.

Tornado near Hawk Point, MO, April 23, 2010 Zoomed, high-definition video from less than 3 miles away.

Rotating Wall Cloud with Multiple Funnels Rotating Around One Another, Between Warrenton and Truxton, MO, April 23, 2010 This was later confirmed by the National Weather Service as a tornado. One was reported near this location, but at the time I could not visually determine whether or not this had a circulation on the ground. HD video.

New Mexico Thundersnow with Cloud-to-Ground Lightning, April 14, 2010

Macoupin County, IL Supercell, April 4, 2010, Cloud-to-Ground Night-time Lightning

Distant Anvil-Crawler Lighting, Illinois Supercell, April 4, 2010

Thundersnow with Frequent, Close Lightning, Santa Fe, NM, March 19, 2010 - Most intense, close lightning I have seen with snow. High-definition video - a Youtube hit with over 7,400 views:


Tornado near Roodhouse, Illinois, August 19, 2009. This is the start of the long-track tornado that shortly later hit Manchester, IL. (A Youtube hit - over 7,000 views!):

Thundersnow at Ski Santa Fe, NM, February 8, 2009


Severe storm with high wind and driving rain, Bunker Hill, IL, August 5, 2008

Cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning, Edwardsville, IL, August 5, 2008

Tornado northwest of Danvers, IL, June 4, 2008


Possible tornado near Carrollton, MO, June 7, 2007

HP Supercell with wall cloud and CG lightning, near Carrollton, MO, June 7, 2007

Rotating wall cloud near Woodward, OK, May 6, 2007, part 1

Rotating wall cloud near Woodward, OK, May 6, 2007, part 2

In-cloud lightning display, Liberal, KS, May 5, 2007

Rapidly-rotating wall cloud east of Terre Haute, IN, April 11, 2007 (MOST-WATCHED VIDEO-Over 110,000 Youtube views!):

Sirens and beginning of hailstorm, Pinckneyville, IL, April 3, 2007 (Part 1 of 2)

1-inch hail falling in Pinckneyville, IL, April 3, 2007 (Part 2 of 2)


Wall Cloud and Short Footage of Tornado, Christian County, Illinois, April 16, 2006

Hail along Interstate 64 in Southern Illinois near the Kaskaskia River, April 7, 2006


Anticyclonic Rotation, Calumet, Oklahoma, May 29, 2004

This page last updated June 15, 2017. Check back - I will be adding more video as time permits and as (hopefully) I get some more new severe weather video.

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