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storm gallery: 2001

Here are accounts and photos from chases in 2001, from Tornado Alley to Florida.

SLIDE SHOW: Best of 2001
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February 14-March 31: Fog, a few storms and blue-sky distractions in drought-stricken Florida

May 6-8: Roiling severe storms in Oklahoma and a mothership in Kansas

May 9-11: Pretty storms in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri

May 16-19: Lightning and downpours during a Kansas chase and an outflow boundary from heck in Texas

May 20: A too-close encounter with a tornadic supercell in Oklahoma

May 23-27: Dust devils, Texas storms and a dust-bowl-style gust front in Kansas

May 28: Beautiful storms in Colorado and a tornado at dusk

May 29: A monster, rotating, layer-cake supercell in the Texas panhandle

May 30: A gorgeous storm from New Mexico that produced hail from hell

May 31-June 1: A look at Texas tornado damage and pretty rotating storms in Kansas

June 3-24: Severe storms and fantastic lightning in Florida

July 3-August 4: Shelf clouds sweep over the water in east-central Florida

August 10-11: The Florida Keys offer a skinny waterspout and shimmering sunsets

August 17-23: Florida again proves itself king of the shelf clouds, lightning and sunsets

August 31-September 24: A layered gust front, lightning and the remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle

Read the diary from this year's Plains tornado chases

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A warning for the wary at Sebastian Inlet, Florida A tourist attraction with a twist