On 7/14/15 a decent line of storms came in from TN. I head up to Fayetteville, TN initially to catch the line early because I was worried it would lose strength at is entered Alabama (it did). In Huntsville, we got one helluva lightning show, though.
Fayetteville, TN and parts east toward Huntland, TN:
View looking north on US-64 near SR-50 intersection.
Inside the Whale’s Mouth!
View looking north from US-64 just west of Huntland, TN. This picture was used on The Weather Channel about 40 minutes after I took it!
Massive shelf cloud.
Back inside the Whale’s Mouth.
Huntsville, AL: I could post hundreds of lightning pictures from the Huntsville area. Instead, I’ll post one picture of damage and then a lightning compilation video.
20150422: On 4/22 storms rapidly developed in the Huntsville area and moved eastward. Because I had to work, I missed the buildup and beginning of the storms and started chasing literally as the storms were over my house. The core was 1/4 mile south of my house. The chase begins in my driveway (Moore’s Mill/Chase Valley) and goes to the Maysville area where we parked and watched the hail core head east toward S. Pittsburgh, AL.
I put together a video showcasing the hail core breach, lightning shots, and a timelapse of the hail core heading east.