56K WARNING! Photos from Project Vortex 2 ($12M tornado research science project)

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  1. chakalakasp

    chakalakasp TPF Noob!

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    I've got descriptions for all of these on my blog at The Big Storm Picture. I traveled with Vortex 2 for about 2 weeks this June. All photos hosted by Flickr.

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    man the tiv. Cool man must have been fun. I miss storm chasers. Do you know if discovery did another season on them. Will it come out soon. I am a amateur radio operator in my town and do storm spotting. However here in michigan we don't even get storms....lol IM sure you know what I mean by that.


    Awesome pictures. These are great.
     
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    Cool pictures! Looks like the movie "Twister" got it about right.
     
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    ThornleyGroves TPF Noob!

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    wow these are exceptional! really interesting, theres a story in each photo, which is great! well done!
     
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    HeY iTs ScOTtY TPF Noob!

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    awesome pictures. thanks for sharing. must of been a blast to go with and see that stuff and be right in the action. did you get to ride in the tank car ? lol
     
  6. chakalakasp

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    Yep, there's definitely going to be a season 3. I think I'm going to have a cameo in it, since they made me sign a model release. The Discovery Channel crew were a very interesting, very professional outfit. I sort of wonder what most of the season is going to be about, since it was over a month of absolutely NOTHING happening with a few days of insanity at the end. I'll tell you one thing, though -- the season finale is going to be incredible.

    Lol -- actually most chasers like watching Twister because it's so incredibly wrong that it's fun to watch. A bit like a NASCAR driver enjoying Talladega Nights.

    Nope, didn't ride in the TIV as I brought my own car. And honestly, it's pretty cramped in there -- I don't think there would have been room for another even had I asked. And even if I'd somehow managed to convince them to let me, my wife would have rung my neck. She can handle me "tornado chasing", but "tornado penetrating" is strictly off-limits.
     
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    thats awesome...i love weather, and became obsessed with storm chasers...grew up in illionois, so i spent the better part of my childhood in the basement..lol.
    i'd kill to ride along with a chasing team.

    these are awesome shots...i envy your opportunity.
     
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    Great shots, thanks for sharing.

    I'd love to tag along with some chasers like that, must have been a great experience.

    Had a pretty good storm here, just two days ago. Broken trees all over the place and some people are just getting power back now. Nothing touched down, as far as they know.
     
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    Amazing shots, It would be so cool to Photograph storms like that.
     
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    benlonghair TPF Noob!

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    Hey! You're a TFer too, aren't you?

    These pics are badass. Someday I'll put together enough cash to go chasing for a couple weeks.
     
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    I have seen some small twisters out here this year but I have never seen any thing like that. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Fab pictures, they really give you a feel of being there! Amazing cloud formations.
     

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