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November 7, 2011 - Southwest Oklahoma Tornadoes

An incredible chase day for November! Left for southwest Oklahoma with Steve Miller, catching initial storms near Quanah, Texas before deciding to head southeast to intercept the rapidly intensifying storm approaching Tipton, Oklahoma. we reached Tipton just as it began producing tornadoes, and were able to follow the storm for a couple of hours, seeing multiple tornadoes from Tipton to Fort Cobb. After having a celebratory steak at the Cimarron Steak House, the day was capped off with a magnitude 4.7 earthquake, Oklahoma's quakenado day!
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 15:24 - Manitou tornado - November 07, 2011 3:24:49 PM - Manitou, Oklahoma (34.5365,-99.0108)Manitou tornado - November 07, 2011 3:24:49 PM - Manitou, Oklahoma (34.5365,-99.0108)

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NASA Social - Atlantis Roll Over - Nov 1-2, 2012

I got to spend a couple of days at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to witness the final trip of NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis, 12 miles from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the Visitor Complex.
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:23 - Upon arriving at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Atlantis was joined by a large group of astronauts representing all previous US space programs. - November 02, 2012 5:23:53 PM - , (28.5258,-80.6823)Upon arriving at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Atlantis was joined by a large group of astronauts representing all previous US space programs. - November 02, 2012 5:23:53 PM - , (28.5258,-80.6823)

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Stafford Air and Space Museum - Weatherford, Oklahoma

Oklahoma has a great air and space museum located in the city of Weatherford, about an hour west of Oklahoma City on Interstate 40.
The museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, contains 40,000 square feet of aerospace artifacts.
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 15:13 - The F-1 (left) and J-2  (right) rocket engines. The J-2 powered the second stages on the Saturn V used in the Apollo missions. The F-1 was used in the first stage of the Saturn V, and is the most powerful single-chamber liquid fueled rocket engine in the world. - Stafford Air and Space Museum - October 26, 2014 3:13:25 PM - Weatherford, Oklahoma (35.5447,-98.6700)The F-1 (left) and J-2 (right) rocket engines. The J-2 powered the second stages on the Saturn V used in the Apollo missions. The F-1 was used in the first stage of the Saturn V, and is the most powerful single-chamber liquid fueled rocket engine in the world. - Stafford Air and Space Museum - October 26, 2014 3:13:25 PM - Weatherford, Oklahoma (35.5447,-98.6700)

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May 12, 2012 - South Plains, Texas Tornado and Giant Hail

Spectacular looking tornado crosses the highway in front of me ust north of South Plains, Texas. Lost windshield and one back window in the hail. Plus it broke paint in a few places. Worth it, though, for the awesome backlit view of the tornado!

See my pictures from the day at http://bit.ly/JJMxFh

May 9, 2003 - Oklahoma City Tornado

Followed a storm from it's initiation near Fort Cobb all the way into Oklahoma City where it produces a night-time tornado with a path though the northwest side of the city. The frequent power flashes made the tornado somewhat easy to keep track of as it tore through the city. Additional images from the day are viewable here.

May 5, 2002 - Happy, Texas Tornadoes

Here's my video of the tornadoes in and close to Happy, Texas tornado from May 5, 2002.

Unfortunately, even though the sirens can be heard to be activated well before the storm reached the town, a couple remained in a mobile home and lost their lives as a tornado went through the middle of the town.

My photos from the day are viewable here.

May 3, 1999 - Oklahoma City, Moore, Midwest City Tornado Damage

I shot this video the day after the devistating May 3, 1999 hit the Oklahoma City metro area. Most all of this video was from areas sustaining F4 damage. Photos and chase summary can be seen here.

May 3, 1999 - Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak

 Here's some video from my chase on May 3, 1999. Saw numerous tornadoes in southwest and central Oklahoma. Photos and chase summary can be seen here.

April 17, 2013 - Soutwest Oklahoma Wall Cloud and Funnels

This rapidly rotating wall cloud comes very close to producing a tornado just northeast of Frederick, OK on April 17, 2013. Small vorticies can be see intermittently forming and then rotating around the base of the wall cloud.

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