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We had to wake up at 5 am to do the broadcast as Doug is in the eastern time zone and we were chasing in the Central time zone when doing the show. Who needs sleep anyway?
Chase season 2004 started in January again and kicked off with honorary crew member Steve Hall taking these photos from Rhoose Point, Vale of Glamorgan.
The tornado(water spout) was just off the south Wales coast.  Steve Hall, a qualified Meteorological Observer as part of his job (Air Traffic Controller).
photos copyright Steve Hall
photos copyright Steve Hall

photos copyright Steve Hall

All photos copyright Steve Hall - please contact him to use.
Funnel clouds are not un-common in the Bristol Channel where he has seen a few over the years. The Control Tower at the airport has an uninterrupted view of the Bristol Channel and they were the first to spot this one. A phone call from a friend of work alerted Steve to this funnel cloud and the photos were taken from the end of the street he lives near. It lasted for about 5 minutes before it dissipated. Thanks Steve for sharing your photos with the rest of the world.   Steve's website

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North Platte Nebraska Tornado
North Platte Tornado
North Platte Tornado
North Platte Tornado
North Platte Tornado
Tornadoes Near North Platte on May 29th 2004 were seen along Interstate I-80 by anyone traveling through.

This tornado was easily photographed as it traversed next to the Interstate doing only minor damage in the area.

It seems I-80 was a tornado prone road this past year as it is many years. Nebraska got more than its fair share of tornadoes in 2004 and ranked as one of the worst tornado states that year. Kansas and Illinois were also hit hard.

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
204 PM MDT FRI JUN 4 2004
A TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES
UNTIL 215 PM MDT FOR SOUTHERN KIMBALL  COUNTY...

For the second day in a row theNebraska Panhandle gets hit with another small rope tornado just miles from one the day before. On June 4th 2004 a tornado warning is issued as doppler radar indicates a tornado along I-80.
This day a tornado was spotted on the ground near Sidney Nebraska and on Friday just west of Kimball another small tornado was on the ground in the Panhandle of Nebraska. Often storm patterns repeat themselves making chasing easier. Click photo on left for free video.
The chase began as we raced to get along side of the rope tornado as it spins along the Nebraska Panahandle just to the south of I-80.   We filmed the entire event from I-80. It doesn't get any easier than this. I have been by more tornadoes where no roads are even available than chases where the tornado skips along the side of the road.
 TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 215 PM MDT FOR SOUTHERN KIMBALL  COUNTYTORNADO WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 215 PM MDT FOR SOUTHERN KIMBALL  COUNTY TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 215 PM MDT FOR SOUTHERN KIMBALL  COUNTY TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 215 PM MDT FOR SOUTHERN KIMBALL  COUNTYab1t.jpg (5024 bytes)am1t.jpg (5359 bytes) AT 204 PM MDT..NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO  INDICATE A TORNADO OVER I-80 MILE MARKER 13... OR ABOUT 9 MILES  SOUTHWEST OF KIMBALL. MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. I-80 MILE MARKER 13 AND I-80 MILE MARKER 17 REMAIN IN THE PATH OF  THIS STORM.  


AT 137 PM MDT...A SPOTTER REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR DIX.  LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND HEAVY RAINFALL ARE LIKELY WITH THIS STORM. TAKE COVER IN A STURDY BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.
LAT...LON 4134 10388 4103 10389 4102 10345 4136 10346 $$ RUBIN

 

 TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 215 PM MDT FOR SOUTHERN KIMBALL  COUNTYHere is what the storm looked like minutes after filming the tornado. Still at this point, doppler radar continued to indicate a tornado so the tornado warning on it continued.  It looked like it would tornado again several times but finally it began to loose power and after about 30 minutes the tornado warning expired and the storm weakened. 

SPC storm Reports

SPC Preliminary Storm Reports for June 4th 2004


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Russian NTV Network chases tornadoes
with Tornado Tim May 2004.
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Fort Morgan Colorado Tornado May 20th 2004
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21 Lordstown Ohio
Tornadic Storms May 21 Lordstown Ohio

Agate Tornado August 9 2004
Click above for Agate Colorado Tornado in August. What an unbelievable year. We bagged our first tornado April 30th and continued seeing them all spring and summer. This tornado was filmed on August 9th.  4 Months of chasing tornadoes.  It just doesn't get any better than this. We also were on Denver Channel 4 news from this chase. Click on above photo for all the details.

Hallam Nebraska tornado event
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Rosewell tornado April 8th 2004
Exclusive  Report
Roswell New Mexico Tornado Photos Roswell Tornado April 8th 2004
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the photos from that storm chase.

Red River Valley Tornado
April 30th 2004 Report

April 30th 2004  Red River Valley Tornado
April 30th 2004  Red River Valley Tornado
Tornadic Storms May

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Making friends with other chasers is also one of the benefits of chasing. The group seems to be growing every year as new chasers come on the scene to see the action.

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You have a chance for seeing a
beautiful sunset on many chases
as seen in these photos.

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Copyright of Sparky - Eric Stites

Picture is of the backside of the first Harper County tornadic cell as it passed east of my house. Copyright of Sparky - Eric Stites
Spotter SG106 for Sedgwick County. His website is at: sparky-watts@prodigy.net/

Copyright of Sparky - Eric Stites
The "Yellow Mammatus" shot is raw, no filters or other special effects used. It was hit with a setting sun through quite a bit of dust in the atmosphere.  His website is at: sparky-watts@prodigy.net/  Copyright of Sparky - Eric Stites  Spotter SG106 for Sedgwick County