Amazing photos from the Daily Mail – just had to show you these!
Veteran storm chaser hits jackpot by capturing FOURTEEN tornadoes in just one hour
- Brian Morganti’s latest series features magnificent images of tornadoes tearing across Colorado’s plains
- He said it was one of the most prolific days he has ever experienced in his 19 years as a tornado chaser
- In one scene a tornado passes perilously close to a farm, with the dark skies clashing with the green grass
For storm chasers who spend their summers criss-crossing America’s tornado belt, the astonishing scenes captured in these snaps are the equivalent of hitting the jackpot.
Veteran storm chaser Brian Morganti managed to photograph 14 tornadoes in just one hour, with his latest series featuring magnificent images from violent weather systems that tore through Colorado.
By the end of the day he had driven nearly 400 miles while capturing incredible shots, and said it was one of the most prolific days he has ever experienced in his 19 years as a tornado tracker.
Brian’s snaps show the fury of nature, with spectacular scenes of wedge, stovepipe and elephant trunk tornadoes ripping up the state’s Eastern Plains.
Brian works for a chasing company, and on June 4, was hoping to find a supercell or two to chase, but instead managed to chase down more than a dozen different twisters.
The impressive pictures reveal just how close Brian was to the tornadoes, getting in amazing detail of the dust clouds they produced and their potential to cause destruction to property.
In one scene a tornado passes perilously close to a farm, with the dark skies clashing with the strong greenery of the grass.
Brian said: ‘I looked in my rear-view mirror and saw a large dark dust swirl about a quarter mile behind me and had to get out to photograph the action once again.
‘This was when a high base tornado funnel occurred at cloud level with a long skinny needle tornado extended to the ground occasionally producing dark dust swirls.
‘Marble size hail began to fall and the tornado was getting away from me to the south, so it was time to blast south again.’