2014 Storm Chase Videos
December 27, 2014 Storm Chase | Heavy OKC Snow
Just two weeks removed from our last supercell storm chase, a post-Christmas snowstorm brought a heavy band of snow to the OKC metro area. As always, Oklahoma is so pretty when a winter storm strikes.
December 14, 2014 | Rare December Tornadic Storm Chase Near Apache, OK
It isn’t a usual occurrence to have a December storm chase, especially in a year that was otherwise just dreadful for supercells and tornadoes. But yet, 2014 had a final surprise to it when a storm system swept across Oklahoma and produced some supercells in a low cape/high shear environment.
December 14, 2014 Storm Chase | Supercell in Central Oklahoma
December 14’s second storm was a supercell which was outrunning us in Central Oklahoma. This storm actually went on to produce a tornado after we lost it — the danger side of low cape/high shear days are the higher storm speeds, which makes keeping up with storms quite difficult.
December 14, 2014 | Chasing Tilted Towers in a Low Cape, High Shear Environment
As we moved from the supercell that had outran us towards developing towers further south along a surging cold front, we were treated to some colorful tilted updrafts as the sun lowered on the horizon. You can see how strong the shear was this day by how tilted over the towers were, which is a…
December 14, 2014 | Sunset Timelapse of Storm Towers Along a Cold Front
As the storm chase day wound down, we found ourselves towards the tail end of storm development and ended up enjoying some incredible scenes of some incredible tilted towers and dramatic sky scenes as the sun lowered over the horizon.
November 16, 2014 Storm Chasing | Snow Falling in Oklahoma City Metro
Southern Plains snowstorms are always potentially treacherous. In 2014, we saw an early cold snap (you can see fall foliage on many trees in the video still) bring snow to central Oklahoma.
June 22, 2014 Storm Chase | Insane Lightning near Canadian, TX
This late season storm chase was an all-timer. Incredible structure, weak tornadoes, and insane lightning — this was a day that kept on giving incredible photography well into the night. This sequence in particular is not sped up whatsoever — but rather it is the full, real time display of an incredible amount of electricity…
June 22, 2014 Storm Chase | Incredible Supercell in the Texas Panhandle
If you are a storm photographer — June 22, 2014 is the dream scenario. A beautiful, highly electric supercell moving just barely south in an environment which supports isolated storm modes for hours. There were a couple of brief tornadoes early on with this supercell, but the real show was the electric structure throughout the…
June 6, 2014 Storm Chase | Texas Panhandle HP Tornadic Supercell
June continued to give a lot of chase opportunities to storm chasers during the first week. On this day, supercells formed across the dryline in the Texas Panhandle. We ended up targeted one in the northern panhandle that ended up producing a barely visible tornado during a rapid transition to heavily HP. The structure was…
June 2, 2014 Storm Chase | Billings, Oklahoma Weak Supercell
This was a pretty big stretch to get a good storm but we still managed a decent little supercell over the open fields near Billings, Oklahoma. This resulted in some pretty coloring at sunset. There wasn’t ever much of a tornado threat, but this storm definitely had some photogenic qualities to it as the sun…
June 1, 2014 Storm Chase | Beautiful Storms Along the OK/KS Border
After a quite lackluster May, June arrived on the Southern Plains with renewed hope that storm season wouldn’t be missing the whole time. Several storms, including embedded supercells, formed along a line in Kansas and moved south towards Oklahoma. One of these supercells very nearly produced a tornado along the border while the shelf structure…
May 11, 2014 Storm Chase | Beautiful Supercells in Kansas
By May 11 a real trend had emerged with the season. Storms were higher based due to lacking moisture but directional shear was pretty good so once again we had lots of great storm structure to enjoy as we intercepted supercells late in the day across Central Kansas.
May 7, 2014 Storm Chase | Decaying Supercell East of Waurika, OK With Pretty Hues
Storms just after sunset oftentimes take on a quite blue to even purple hue. This supercell was no different as it had a beautiful look to it during blue hour.
May 7, 2014 Storm Chase | HP Supercells Along the Red River in Southern Oklahoma
When May rolled around we had some high hopes that we might just finally get back into some storm chasing. Those hopes were somewhat dashed early due to a wildfire in early May (WTF) in central Oklahoma. However, as luck would have it moisture began to surge north and it was finally chase time.
May 5, 2014 Storm Chase | Guthrie, OK Wildfire – Day 2
This was the second day of the historic Guthrie, OK wildfire. On this day we mainly went back to survey damage from the night before where we were in a trailer park as flames began to enter it. Unfortunately we found many of the homes we saw being evacuated were lost to the inferno.
May 4, 2014 Storm Chase | Major Wildfire near Guthrie, Oklahoma
We know what you are thinking “But surely Titans you got this date wrong. A major wildfire in what should be the heart of tornado season in the heart of Tornado Alley?” Boy we wish we were wrong. This incredibly destructive wildfire charred thousands of acres and left several homes destroyed, including in the trailer…
April 27, 2014 Storm Chase | Eastern Oklahoma High Risk Supercell
The big risk day of 2014 featured extreme wind shear and cape which prompted an SPC high risk. Fortunately for residents but unfortunately for us — storms struggled throughout the afternoon. A supercell looked to be ready to do big things though, as it featured all the classic hallmarks of a tornado producer on a…
April 23, 2014 Storm Chase | OK/TX High Based Supercells + Pretty Sunset
April 23 was another day where we got our hopes up with isolated supercells likely along the dryline. However, moisture was struggling to get going. We ended up on a supercell that was quite high based in Western Oklahoma — but it seemed it could never get its act together. We then ended up on…
April 13, 2014 Storm Chase | Line of Storms Advancing Near Pruitt City, OK
This beautiful timelapse was shot as a line of storms was gathering strength and advancing S and E near Pruitt City, OK. This line was pretty stout at the time, with a few embedded supercells along it — one even produced a tornado near Velma, OK about an hour earlier.
April 13, 2014 Storm Chase | Amazing Storm Structure Near Marrietta, Oklahoma
This was a solid result to the end of a busy chase day. This was a unique day with tornadoes along linear mode with a surging cold front in Oklahoma. These days aren’t too typical for OK in that cold fronts usually signal less than ideal conditions for tornadoes and amazing storm structure. However, this…
April 13, 2014 Storm Chase | Cool Storm Structure Across S. OK
Storms formed along a cold front in Central Oklahoma and marched SE. We initially ended up with a tornadic supercell but there were far too many storms and a shelf cloud began to form, signaling that storms were becoming linear rather quickly. Still, the day was full of surprises with a mesovorticy near Wilson, OK…
April 13, 2014 Storm Chase | Wilson, OK Storm Timelapse
This was a really cool scene about 1 hour before sunset. A small mesovorticy along a broken line of storms became very visible and was rotating pretty strongly near Wilson, OK during the April 13, 2014 storm chase. While this little feature ended up becoming shrouded in rain and quickly dissipating after it became visible,…
April 2, 2014 Storm Chase | Southern Kansas Supercells
The second chase of 2014 was a much better day than the first! We targeted the southern Kansas area and observed some pretty cool little supercells near the towns of Protection and Coldwater.
April 1, 2014 Storm Chase | Le Bustola en Southern Oklahoma
Some days, you bust. For us starting out the 2014 season with a bust was a bad way to go. This was a day with everything in place but a strong cap was goign to be the key to overcome for storms to form. For a time, it seemed like our towers were busting through…
March 29, 2014 Storm Chase | Wildfire in Central Oklahoma
The simple fact of 2014 was that it was bone dry across the Southern Plains. This meant that any small spark would spark a raging inferno. Typically years that feature wildfires as late as March don’t turn out to be the greatest chase years as well, for some obvious reasons.
March 2, 2014 Storm Chase | Central Oklahoma Winter Storm
Winter storms in Oklahoma are always interesting. Here’s one from early March which was unfortunate in so many ways. Storm chasers are usually getting the itch to chase big weather by early March but 2014’s start to the month was frigid. The scene at Lake Hefner was amongst the coldest I’ve ever felt in OK,…
February 4, 2014 Storm Chase | Heavy Snow in Oklahoma
Just another Oklahoma snowstorm (jaos?). This was a decent little snowstorm right on the heels of a winter storm just days prior. That was the relatively notable piece to this storm, where we had a week of snowstorms which was realtively peculiar for OK.
February 2, 2014 Storm Chase | A Bit of Snow in Central Oklahoma
As boredom reached its peak in the winter of 2014, we decided to venture out to play I a snowstorm taking aim on the Southern Plains!