Monday, March 24, 2008

Last Winter Storm? (3/21)

Spring has arrived in Chicago as og Friday, March 21, 2008 but that does not mean winter is over just yet. A late-season snow-storm struck the northern Midwestern US leaving a narrow blanket of snow from Minnesota through Wisconsin / Illinois and into Michigan. The snow "swath" in Illinois was confined to the extreme northern portions of the state (north of Chicago) and into southern Wisconsin, where 10 to 12" of snow fell.

The snow "swath" was so distinct that the northern portions of Chicago had 6 to 8" while the southern portions saw only a light dusting! In the pictures above, a beautiful winter scene plays out in Chicago's northside and far-northern suberbs after the storm departs and sun comes out. The Chicago area has had one of the worst winters in about 30 years for 2008.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

California Cold-Core Storms (3/15)

A region of vorticity aloft, accompanied by very cold air aloft, allowed storms to develop in the otherwise stable cool Pacific air mass. Winds were from the northwest with temperatures in the 60's.

The picture above shows some intense thunderstorms, including a cold-air funnel and small hail, in a place unlikely for storms - Central California! These storms were encountered while in the central California area for a weekend with friends.

Be sure to check out this event, along with many others for 2008 in the storm chasing area of my website, or click the link below to go right to it...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Stock-Photo Page Added (3/1)

I am now pleased to offer high-quality and high-resolution digital imagery of nature, storms, urban, and many other compositions for delivery via postal mail or email delivery with easy payment options, including Paypal!

All images for sale are royalty free and unlimited usage at the flat-rate of $10 per image. Delivery via email is free ($10.00 total)> Shipping via USPS is in the form of an 8" x 10" image centered on glossy 8.5" x 11" photo stock, and is $3.00 extra ($13.00 total).

For more details, please check the special OFFERS section of this site and look for the digital photography link, or simply click the link below to go right to that section...