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5 Crazy Close Encounters With Tornadoes

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Each year hundreds of tornadoes touch down across the United States of America, some of us chase them, while others find themselves chased. With almost everyone now holding some form of video recording device on them, whether it be a mobile phone or an iPad, the amount of video footage of close encounters with tornadoes has become more and more ... Read More »

Caryn Hill – Severe Weather Photography


One of the few women specializing in the field of storm photography, Caryn Hill has spent 11+ years honing the skills necessary to capture nature’s most breathtaking displays. Her storm chasing travels take her from the south, starting in Texas and go as far north to the provinces of Canada, east to Iowa and west to Montana to Colorado.  She also spends several weeks each ... Read More »

The Cape of No Storms

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Altocumulus move in with the trough, as seen from Sir Lowry’s Pass, 50km east of Cape Town. Last week we discussed the thunderstorm possibilities tied to an upper trough that moved down from Namibia, over the Northern and Western Cape. Unfortunately for chasers in the Cape, as has seemingly become standard, the system never brought with it the activity that ... Read More »

Trough Development – Northern and Western Cape

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It’s been a quiet summer as far as trough activity for the western parts of South Africa is conerned, however it seems that we have the potential for thunderstorm activity developing today April 9th, through to April 11th. The trough in question already exists over Namibia, but will further intensity and dig south over the next 48 hours. Altocumulus visible ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Joalane Set To Become Cyclone

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Some tropical news closer to home this week with the development of Tropical Storm Joalane, which is currently at Severe Tropical Storm strength to the east of Madagascar. Joalane has been steadily strengthening over the past few days as it’s moved slowly to the west. Current forecasts suggest that Joalane will become a Tropical Cyclone within the next 12 hours ... Read More »