Wow, today was an insane with the record amount of flooding that hit the Phoenix, AZ area. After checking out the area south of Phoenix with Ben yesterday and watching some intense dust devils, the storms finally moved into the Phoenix region and all I can say is wow, the forecast was spot on and the rain fall was dramatic.
Today I'm in Phoenix, AZ to cover what could be a massive flooding event in the next couple of days from Hurricane Norbert. As soon as I got settled into the area, the fun started with a Haboob that was massive.
What a crazy day for me where I did not have to go far to shoot any footage, just down the block from my office.
Saint Cloud, MN set the daily record for the most rain fall in a single day and the day is not over yet. With over two inches of rain falling, many area's around central Minnesota are starting to flood.
This month has been a roller coaster ride. With a new TV project in the work's for a series about storm chasing and the business of chasing, it has added on to the workload of an already busy year.
For years I have been wanting to destroy a perfectly good brand new camera to modify it to shoot in full spectrum. To shoot in "Full Spectrum" means that I needed to modify the camera to remove the internal filters that removed the Infrared (IR) and Ultra Violet (UV) filters. Then I need to put new filters on the camera lens to block out all the light except IR or UV. Thus, no visible light is able to pass through the camera and only the IR or UV light waves will touch the sensor.
Unseasonably cold weather blankets the midwest today with lunch time temps in the Twin Cities only in the Upper 50s with highs in the lower 60s for the day. It feels more like an Early October day then the middle of July.
Footage shot around Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, MN.
Clip 1 Skyline shot over the water from Lake Calhoun
I finally did it, I took a perfectly good brand new HDSLR camera and hacked it for use in the full spectrum photography. I'm been wanting to do this for a while now and now to document storms in the Near Infrared and Ultra Violet light.
Today was a little soggy for the weather but it was a fun local video run with the flash flooding in Saint Paul, MN.
Last weekend, (yes I'm working on getting my blog updated) we were out in western South Dakota to go explore the Bad Lands and Mount Rushmore.
Today was one of those days you live for as a chasers. I was able to make it out to South Dakota to chase today and got on the tornado that formed near Alpena, SD and tracked all the way up to just southwest of Huron, SD.
From what I can tell, the torando did not hit any towns or homes, just farm fields and tree's. As a chaser, this is the perfect tornado because they form over an area that does very little impact to personal property. The worst damage I saw was roofing shingles torn off and powerlines down.