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29 November 2009 – 3 Province Chase

This was the last real chase day as I was leaving the next day so we went all out and clocked over 400km of distance over a period of about 5 hours or so. We were targeting some intense cells to the north east of Pretoria, but there were some neat isolated cells to the south east first so I opted to head SW to see how that cell does before heading north so we headed towards the SE cell where you can see pictures below of the large beautiful crisp convection that was present at this storm, but after the photos the storm started weakening so we then headed up north for an hour or so until we reached Bela-Bela and then headed east behind the storm and this is where it got interesting… Little to our knowledge we had already entered Limpopo and a few kilometers back and then into Mpumalanga, it was my first time visiting the provinces.…

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Is Winter Here?

Residents of the Western Cape are probably wondering, “Where did that come from?” – A very moderate Autumn thus far gave way to a strong cold front which saw freezing levels drop to near 1500m making snow a possibility for many surrounding mountain ranges.…

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Summer? Where’d You Go?

As you may have noticed, there haven’t been any updates in quite a while, and while the blame could be placed on the start of a new personal relationship and thus less time behind a computer screen, the main reason in fact is simply that I cannot find anything worth writing about!…

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5 Crazy Close Encounters With Tornadoes

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 common.…

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