This storm popped up out of nowhere it seemed. It produced 60mph winds and took off part of a roof at St. Lawrence High School, and overturned a baseball dugout. It also up rooted large trees and snapped branches across town. Here are a few photo's taken from Elgin Il.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So I debated if I wanted to go out and chase this day with being off work early. I decided to save the money this time around with some large out breaks being expected coming up in the next week. However as I watched GR3 I saw there were reports of hail up to .75, so I decided to take a drive a little north to intercept and maybe get some good hail vid.
As I was getting closer I realized I was not going to make it, the storm was to far East at this point.
I stuck around for a bit watching to see if anything else was popping up. There was a small cell that was growing on radar and after a little while GR3 was showing hail on this one up to .50 so I sat in place and waited for it to come to me. At this point I realized my camcorder hard drive was full! So I just went for photo's this time around.
I was getting excited as I watched it grow on radar hoping for some good size hail. As it was about a mile away I watched it start to fall apart! There was a little hail that fell but it was only about pea size so nothing to big. However it was still some what photogenic, it is always cool to see a shelf with hail shafts! So I was able to get a few photo's from it.