The severe weather season here in Idaho has yet to begin. Lately the only real hazards have been strong winds and frosts and freezes. The gardening season is already under way, however it is anyones guess whether or not the plants will survive the dramatic changes of temperatures. We seem to get warm weather and then after a cold front comes through we get down to the mid to upper 30′s. I have been watching the forecasts with hopes that a thunderstorm event would occur. As of this coming week it looks to be warm and dry. Some are saying that the Southwest flow could start up soon. This will bring moisture from the southwest which will help create late evening and night time thunderstorms. The southwest flow always brings a strong rise in temperature as well as humidity. Of the most common southwest flow is during the monsoon season. Typically the monsoon creates a large number of evening and night time thunderstorms. Those are what helps me get my lightning opportunities to take photos and video. I’ve said it every year, but I hope this summer will be a very active one for Southeast Idaho.
In the next few weeks I will be doing some updates on the website. They include photos and videos from last year. Since I started college in early 2011 I have had little time to devote to the website. I have already updated all the website plugins and software to the latest releases which was easy. I hope to get everything done by the start of July.
I will be adding a new link to my minecraft blog. I have been spending quite some time playing this awesome game and have recorded a ton of footage. For those of you that are fans of this game, please check it out.
Well, stay tuned. Hopefully I can get some amazing footage this year. If I do, you will see it here.
Thanks for visiting and being a fan of SevereIdaho.
I have been doing timelapse videos almost every day and have also been documenting the ongoing flooding situation throughout Southeast Idaho. I will do a big weather update and discuss more about the flooding shortly. Here are all the latest videos.
The snow has melted and the grass has sprouted and gardens are being tilled. You know what that means? Its severe weather season. Yes, It is already May 14 2012 and the Northwest has already had its first Slight risk for severe weather as outlined by the Storm Prediction Center. I have also already attended my annual skywarn meeting as well. Temps have risen dramatically in the last 3 days. We had temps in the upper 70′s yesterday and today we had very widely scattered thunderstorms. Soon we will be on our last predicted frost/freeze and I will be venturing into the garden to plant some seeds. I cant wait.
As I always do, I will be actively chasing any severe storms here in Idaho. I also plan to venture into UT/MT/WY for big severe weather events. There is no new equipment to mention but I am eager to take some lightning shots and shoot some beautiful structure from a decent thunderstorm. I have yet to really hear anything about how active the season will be for us. I can only hope it will be very active and will bless me with great times and awesome photos/memories.
Well, Stay Tuned. I will be updating this blog more often since we are now in that pattern again. Thanks for stopping by.
For all of my loyal Timelapse fans, the season has begun where I do a timelapse for each thunderstorm forecasted day. The chance can be as slim as can be and I will still to a video. Each video is unique in its own way with cloud structure and development as well as speed and direction. Thus far this year I have done around 3 total. All of them turned out great. There is still some things that I can do to get some of the visual problems taken care of like the view of my blinds and also the black sun. As I am writing this I am getting ideas. I also plan to go High definition. That would be awesome. There are also bigger goals like Mounting a camera outside up high to get a more in depth view of the sky. All of these plans will eventually be carried out.
For now, You can expect a new video almost every week. I am also doing some scenery and wildlife videos as well from Around Idaho. So be on alert for those.
It looks like the storm prediction center has issued a See Text Outlook with 5% risk for severe winds here in Eastern Idaho. If the forecast does indeed turn out to be true I will be out chasing. I have yet to look at all the models to get an idea of what time it will occur as well as all the dynamics involved. I am thinking it will be an afternoon/evening event. I will be charging the camera’s and finishing homework tonight so that I will be free tommorow.
I will give an update sometime tonight with more details. Stay Tuned.