Bounce Cards & Tornado Droughts

Bounce Cards & Tornado Droughts

Season 2, Part 1 has ended, and it went fast!

I hit the ground running upon my arrival in Oklahoma City, following along as Chris Sanner chased 3 times in 24 hours (breaking a personal record).  Game ON, I thought; three separate storms in three different locations throughout the state?  This had to be a harbinger of an incredibly active late April, right?  Noooope.  In fact, aside from one other chase day–playing roulette with a crashing cold front on April 25–those first 24 hours produced the most storm action I’d see those two weeks (I was fast asleep when the damaging straight line winds hit the Metro the morning of April 29th).

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Phase One Photo Galleries Are Up!

Phase One Photo Galleries Are Up!

As I mentioned earlier last month, the Photo Essay component of Behind The Bear’s Cage will be presented separately from the written portion of the project.  A selection of the photos have been (and will continue to be) used for illustrative purposes, but the majority of photos I took throughout Phase One will likely never be seen on this blog; their home is elsewhere, on the beautiful website Exposure.  Links for all four galleries are provided behind the jump.

I may add more description to the photos to make the timelines of each chase clearer.  Unfortunately, I’ve begun the dreaded process of moving, so there may be a slight period of inactivity here through the end of the month.  If this ends up being the case, I promise to be back with new content in August!

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1 Week from Launch: 20 Years of “Twister”

1 Week from Launch: 20 Years of “Twister”

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Twister‘s release, and social media made it known.  Twister is the earliest film I vividly remember seeing in the movie theater.  I was an eight year old weather fanatic, a child in a packed auditorium completely glued to my seat, enjoying the film so much that my father had to remind me I was in public, so everyone could hear me when I decided to scream, “OH WOW!”  To this day, the film is still one of my all-time favorites.

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