Highway to Hail

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Chris Cullen

Great shot, I enjoyed all your storm photos. They are very impressive. Sorry I can't add a like as apparently IE11 browser doesn't work well any more with this site. I can't even upload photos any more.

Description
"Highway to Hail" Taken near Golden Prairie Saskatchewan on Tuesday. This week Saskatchewan had 2 tornado days back to back, with 9 tornadoes officially recorded so far. 3 on Monday and 6 on Tuesday, no injuries. This shot was taken 18 minutes after the first report of the first Tornado of the day. The storm was moving at 70 kph so we did not have a lot of opportunities to stop for pictures with this dangerous storm on our tails. Many power poles were snapped off at the intersection of the 21 highway just 3 km (2 miles) from where this shot was taken. Radar estimated the winds in that area at 120 kph. The enhanced fujita scale used to assess wind strength uses broken power poles as an indication of winds of 145 - 195 kph.
Taken By
Ryan Wunsch
Taken On
July 10, 2018
Tagged
saskatchewan supercell lightning stormchaser tornado alley storm chasing thunderstorm
Assignments
Saskatchewan
  • Focal: 14
  • Lens Model: 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art 017
  • Shutter speed: 0.04 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 4.5

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