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storm gallery: 2000



Here's a record of my experiences in the 2000 chase season. You'll find links here to spring reports from Tornado Alley and images of lightning storms and more across Florida.





April 15-16: Storms and lightning spark the skies over the Space Coast in Florida


May 9-11: The Plains chase begins, and a beast of a storm produces damaging tornadoes in Iowa


May 12-13: Mushy storms in Illinois are heavy with warnings and hot with lightning; plus an eerie sunset


May 16: A storm in eastern Wyoming produces picturesque funnels and a quick tornado


May 17-24: A smorgasbord of storms, including a beautiful little bomb in Arkansas


May 25-27: Panhandle lightning, a shear funnel, and an amazing white funnel in Texas that really wanted to be a tornado


May 29-June 2: A gorgeous, weird storm in Nebraska and a dust storm that blew away a greenhouse in Goodland, Kansas


June 24-July 29: Spectacular lightning storms and gust fronts sweep through Florida (plus a short movie of a dangerously close bolt)


August 5-20: An ocean rainbow and a trip to the Florida Keys for a waterspout and glorious skies


August 25: A night of brilliant lightning in three different locations


August 26: A chase across Florida, from Vero Beach to Sarasota, through lots of hot bolts


September 4-26: Nifty lightning and a chase of marginal Hurricane Gordon




Read the diary from this year's Plains tornado chases

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A burrito stand's forecast in Satellite Beach, Florida Sign in Altus, Oklahoma