To split and move out in different directions from a single point, usually said of horizontal winds. Divergence at upper levels of the atmosphere enhances upward motion, and hence the potential for thunderstorm development.
Gene has been fascinated by severe storms and tornadoes since the May 1964 Nebraska F-5 which passed near his family’s farmstead. Although he chased sporadically for quite a while, Gene began to avidly pursue chasing in 1999 and has a definite preference for dry line supercells. His skills as a photographer and videographer have enabled him to capture some dramatic shots that embody both the beauty and destructive power of weather.