Another amazing day in the tropics. Thats what it feels like here. Like living and breathing in a sauna. Amazingly hot and humid. Very testing for camera equipment. Captured some great storms today including sitting right in the middle of a storm that was throwing out precip and 50 kt winds. Just like being stuck [...]
Entries from July 2008
July 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments
July 30th, 2008 · No Comments
Its mad down here. Apologies for the lack of image updates. We have been that so busy and taken so much footage that its hard keeping up! After a very early sunrise start and watching storms initiate before breakfast and continue right through sundown we are both exhausted. The two flights and move from Arizona [...]
July 29th, 2008 · No Comments
Al and I are on our way to Florida. We are due to arrive in Tampa Tues aft. The forecast for the next few days is positive for waterspouts in the morning and inland storms in the afternoon/evening. A busy few days ahead before we return back to Arizona.
Upadates and images later (hopefully).
July 28th, 2008 · No Comments
Well today was pretty amazing and total upturn in luck. We had treated it as a down day and headed off early north through Phoenix and onto Flagstaff with a view to seeing the stunning scenery in this vicinity and in the hope that the elevated landscape may give us a cloud or two. As [...]
July 27th, 2008 · No Comments
Not a good day. The remains of Huricane Dolly are widely affecting weather patterns across the USA. The original westerly track (across Mexico) has gone pear shaped and Dolly is now moving north east through Texas. This has crashed all the moisture in Arizona and what was looking a very active stormy monsoon week has [...]
July 27th, 2008 · No Comments
A pretty lively day to say the least. Al and I headed south from Tucson towards the Mexican border. Here we really experienced some great monsoon almost tropical storms which unleashed vast amounts of precipitation. Most of the roads in these areas carry signs informing drivers not to pass when flooded…I can see why! The [...]
July 26th, 2008 · No Comments
What a start to the trip! After a gruelling 2 flights, 2 time zone changes and almost 24 hrs of travel we have arrived at Tucson, Arizona. Its hot, very hot (96 F) and humid too! It feels tropical. Dolly is certainly doing her thing, the skies are filled with storms as we drove off [...]
July 24th, 2008 · No Comments
We could not have wrote the script. Hurricane Dolly (Cat 2) has recently made landfall on the north Mexico coastline. Over the next few days it will continue heading west (as a tropical storm) and flirt with the US/Arizona. What does this mean for the North American Monsoon? Well this coming weekend Dolly will drag [...]
July 20th, 2008 · No Comments
The countdown has begun. Alister and Mark will be leaving for the scorching deserts of Arizona on Friday 25th July.
They hope to witness and capture the cyclic monsoons, flash flooding, huge electrical thunderstorms, incredible haboobs (fast moving and huge dust storms) combined with extreme temperatures. With the Grand Canyon and Death Valley a stone’s throw [...]
July 7th, 2008 · No Comments
Stayed tuned, as blog posts will be posted shortly.
The Elemental Project Team