Cold weather, Painted Desert thunderstorms yesterday in A…

Cold weather, Painted Desert thunderstorms yesterday in Arizona! Getting a [...]

We’re In the Cool Season Now + Clouds May Interrupt Eclipse Viewing for Millions

We are now entering the cool season as a big [...]

INCREDIBLE Lightning Show North of Flagstaff, AZ!

Eugene Thieszen and myself sat north of Flagstaff for over two hours, waiting patiently for developing storms to finally unleash tons of lightning. I was about to give up hope until, near sunset, the final storms of the day finally showed their fury. The bolts varied from massive branched bolts to quick single strokes. It…

Eating the Dirt in Arizona: Casa Grande Haboob

Haboobs (another name for dust storms) are usually outflow-driven events with collapsing thunderstorms throwing out strong wind gusts, which pick up ample dust at the surface. As this mini cold front surges outwards and away from the collapsing storms, a wall of blinding dust accompanies it. On this day, Raychel and Eugene finally achieved their…

Tracking down an Arizona Dust Storm

A cluster of storm cells pushed out a lot of outflow south and west of Casa Grande, Arizona. This set the stage for a classic southwest monsoon event: A dust storm. We positioned ourselves west of Casa Grande, AZ as we saw dust emerge in the distance. It was clear that we were about to…

Dust in the Wind: The Conditions Before A Haboob in Arizona

As the week moved on during our monsoon chase trip, it was becoming obvious our hunt for the elusive haboob was going to have its best shot at success on July 24, 2022. On this day, we knew a cluster of storms would form south of Tucson and likely race north. The outflow from this…

This Monsoon Moment Was Worth The Wait

Some moments in storm chasing are just indescribable. But I’m going to try anyways. As myself and Eugene watched a dream storm on the west side of Tucson, I knew a massive bolt from the storm branching out and away from the storm could happen. This would give me an absolute dreamy shot of a…

Beautiful Building Storm Over Saguaro National Park!

This monsoon chase day started off VERY slow. As you can see in the video, I was beginning to blame Eugene for all of our failings on what seemed like a hopeless day (hint: I was joking because I was actually at fault). We even had gotten to the point we gave up on the…