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The Bigfella
07-26-2012, 09:07 AM
I ran into an interesting storm today. The sky went black and it got a bit ugly on the roads.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Thailand/010-1.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Thailand/014-4.jpg

I pulled up at this set of traffic lights and the clouds were boiling... and only a couple of hundred feet above me. After the lights changed, I got hit by some microbursts as I crossed the bridge that is just visible in that shot. I was pretty much convinced I was going to be blown off the bridge. A very ugly feeling.



http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Thailand/016-2.jpg

Anyone got some favourite Angry Sky photos?

Mrleft8
07-26-2012, 09:19 AM
Huh!.... Looks like just about every day last year, and half the days this year.... And no... No pictures.... I might take a picture of the clear blue sky though, if I ever see it again....

The Bigfella
07-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Yeah, I think I've got to go back to Oz to see a blue sky again

Todd Bradshaw
07-26-2012, 01:58 PM
http://webpages.charter.net/tbradshaw/Sails%20and%20Plans/thunderhead.jpg

BrianW
07-26-2012, 02:23 PM
Pretty impressive clouds!

From the job perspective... I don't like clouds like that. ;)

Canoez
07-26-2012, 02:50 PM
A work photo:

http://www.nps.edu/About/Images/tornado1-web.jpg

The truck is for (among other things) tornado chasing and was built for the Naval Postgraduate School.

Here's a different one:

http://tornatrix.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Storm-Chasing-2011-06-14-014-1024x768.jpg

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
07-26-2012, 03:10 PM
http://media2.newsnet5.com//photo/2012/06/18/Lake-storm-photo_20120618164155_640_480.JPG

John B
07-26-2012, 03:27 PM
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Fiji%20trip%2012/IMG_1680_17.jpg

didn't turn into anything.

Paul Pless
07-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Chile's ChaitÚn Volcano

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9DkxiUt1h0A/S890aayFmNI/AAAAAAAACUE/j2tOAJQHHDU/s1600/chilevolcano.jpg

Todd Bradshaw
07-26-2012, 04:10 PM
If there was ever a photo that said "turn and run the other direction" that's it.

John of Phoenix
07-26-2012, 04:12 PM
I've dealt with some really nasty weather over the years but never anything like a Phoenix dust storm.

http://latimesphoto.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/la-dust001_lnw7dknc.jpg

The Bigfella
07-26-2012, 05:58 PM
That reminds me of the sequence I took in Sydney a couple of years ago.

purri
07-26-2012, 11:49 PM
I have an Angry Anderson photo somewhere.

The Bigfella
07-27-2012, 04:54 AM
I have an Angry Anderson photo somewhere.

Yes, I believe you would have.... but please, keep your fetishes to yourself.

Canoez
07-27-2012, 02:53 PM
From NYC yesterday. Not my picture.

http://i49.tinypic.com/dfktwh.jpg

Figment
07-27-2012, 03:02 PM
Isn't that from Ghostbusters or something?

Canoez
07-27-2012, 03:03 PM
Isn't that from Ghostbusters or something?

Friend of mine in Brooklyn probably wished that was so yesterday.

John Boone
07-29-2012, 03:26 PM
Dry Tortugas Morning -

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd304/jsbpbacct/Sailing/AS-Thread%20-%20Dry%20Tortugas%20Trip%202007/IMG_4485.jpg

Along the Maine coast -

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd304/jsbpbacct/Sailing/Boats%20seen%20along%20the%20way/SchoonerMaryDay.jpg

Plumbtex
07-30-2012, 03:56 PM
Here's a little thunder shower sneaking up on us as we slip down Double Bayou
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7678513002_08a4589061_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plumbtex/7678513002/)

Stirring the birds off the banks
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7678527242_d9956c1ba0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plumbtex/7678527242/)
Getting the thumbs up from a local
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/7678536200_5015518989_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plumbtex/7678536200/)
Almost on us
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7678542118_73cd13bfbd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plumbtex/7678542118/)
and it catches us
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7106/7678558374_cba980e520_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plumbtex/7678558374/)
She's smiling cause there's three nice size catfish in the orange bucket and she caught them all.

Chip-skiff
07-31-2012, 01:31 AM
Mapping the channel on the Snake River, WY, Tetons in the background. We could see squalls hitting the peaks pretty hard.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2XVipEJR12A/UBdrldsog_I/AAAAAAAACjk/XNY8jPnJgrw/s585/squall1.jpg

Not too bad out on the flats. Until this came our way—

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N8pyQE5A6eQ/UBdroq_xtXI/AAAAAAAACjs/vwlhFAvlwms/s640/squall2.jpg

The gust front came roaring upriver and kicking up nasty waves. Couldn't row against it, so I pulled us off as it started raining buckets, and we hid in the forest 'til it passed over. The good part was there wasn't much lightning.

The Bigfella
08-01-2012, 01:34 AM
I think I tempted the thunder gods. No photos because its been at night, but the storms here have been felling trees on the refugee camp I'm staying at (Nu Pho, near the Burma border).

We had a dozen scared folks come and sleep in the temple with us last night, 18 the night before when the storm hit at 4am. One dead, one broken back and more. The broken back happened next to us... a 3' diameter tree flattened two bamboo huts next to the temple.

hokiefan
08-01-2012, 02:03 AM
Not completely angry...

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii82/hokiefan334/miscellaneous/rainbow.jpg

Cheers,

Bobby

Kaa
08-01-2012, 10:49 PM
I'll throw in one...

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm161/kaa_photobucket/20110929_0132_S1.jpg


Kaa