Top 10 in '17

PHOTOS FROM STORM-OBSERVING TRIPS

by Roger Edwards

Continuing a tradition, I've uploaded a gallery of ten favorite photographs from my 2017 storm-observing trips across the Plains and West. [This doesn't include other weather or non-weather images that I shot while not deliberately intercepting storms.] Even though we saw just a few distant, small and/or low-contrast tornadoes (none good enoguh to make the cut), this was another year of nice storm structure. Choosing only 10 favorites is hard--they could have been arranged in any other order on another day. I've picked these completely on my own taste, for their beauty and/or uniqueness. Captions are minimal, so that the photos can speak for themselves. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by...

    ===== Roger =====

10

"Cowboy" excitedly storm spotting near Ft. Sumner NM. [A fortuitously located piece of artwork!]


9

Elevated thunderstorm over the Platte River, Nebraska.


8

Eruption of turbulent outflow clouds above and beyond a dormant northeast NM volcano.


7

"Grave situation" in front of a fire-starting Texas Panhandle supercell.


6

Delicate-looking lightning strikes on a southeastern Nevada mountainside.


5

Sculpted summertime supercell at Sabinoso (NM).


4

The "cranebow" with sandhill cranes behind a southern Nebraska squall line.


3

Hot CG blasting from a supercell near Abbott NM. "Lookalike" lowering is not rotating, not a tornado.


2

Wild, sparky little left-moving supercell in the twilight near Goodnight (TX).


1

Sunset LP supercell near Protection (KS), seen from just over the state line in OK.

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