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Munising, MI Tornado 7/28/05

Here is a video I found on a MiniDV tape that I had in a box. I shot this video on the shores of Lake Superior at the Munising Tourist Park in Munising, Michigan where I was camping with relatives. This was a pretty rare event, because the Upper Peninsula does not get tornadoes very often. I shot this a few years back, and really had no idea what I was looking at. I was interested in weather at the time, but didn't know much at all. After reviewing this footage since I have gained more knowledge, it really amazes me. The wall cloud is spectacular, and there are numerous funnels in the video, as well as a nice CG which I slowed down in the video.

We were preparing to head to a small restaurant to have dinner, when we noticed the storm over the water. It got really windy, and then a lowering appeared out over the water. It put down a water spout, and literally chased a boat into shore. Unfortunately, I could not find the video on the tape. I must have ran to grab the camcorder sometime after the waterspout. I did not have a tripod with me, because this was unexpected, so please try to ignore the shakiness of the video.

6/8/09 Chase Recap


I left Battle Creek with my Dad, and met up with Andrew Glenn over in Marshall, and headed east towards Jackson. We met up with Andrew Herron around Parma, and continued East towards Jackson, where we went South on US 127. We intercepted a storm just south of Jackson, and witnessed some pretty amazing structure, as well as nice hail shaft. We then continued South again, and decided to intercept a storm just East of Hillsdale. The storm had a nice lowering to it, with a nice inflow tail. We reported it to the NWS, and it went tornado warned shortly thereafter. We followed the storm into Adrian, and it never produced a tornado to our knowledge. It was already dark, so we rode out the storm, and then headed for home.

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05/13/09 Chase Recap


Ben Holcomb, and Andrew Glenn met up with my Dad and I in Battle Creek, and left Tuesday night around 9:45PM. We made it to Bloomington, IL and stayed the night. In the morning we headed towards Springfield, were we joined up with some other fellow chasers, including Danny Neal, and Adam Lucio, and then headed west towards Pittsfield, IL. Storms fired in Missouri, so our "caravan of chasers" headed west towards Hannibal, MO, where we met Scott Bennett, and continued NW towards Edina, MO, where we intercepted a tornado warned cell, and saw a huge wall cloud, with amazing inflow. After the storms went linear, we headed towards Kirksville to check out the damage, but the roads were blocked off, and it was getting dark. So we started the long journey home, going north into Iowa, where we stopped and ate at Subway with Jason Loving. We then continued our way home through Illinois, and arrived back home at about 7:00AM.

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