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…

That Darned Ridge is Dominating the Weather (And It’s Hot)

I really don’t have much to say at this point [...]

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…