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  1. A beautiful monsoon sunset over north Scottsdale

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    This isolated thunderstorm just exploded upwards, had no steering winds, so just sat there and died out as the sun went down. One of those moments where people were stopping to take photos. Me too.

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    • A brief March supercell in Arizona

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      Yesterday we were out chasing storms and saw a bonanza of shelf clouds south of Phoenix...later in the afternoon I went south past Picacho Peak and watched two large cells move closer and closer together…

    • A dust storm in Casa Grande

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      This 2012 summer monsoon season has been fraught with dust storms between Picacho Peak and Phoenix. At one point we had four days in a row of dust storms. Incredible. But we need the rain more.

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      • A dying monsoon thunderstorm at sunset

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        I was on my way to Tucson in hopes of capturing some lightning at the day was winding down, but as usually happens, I was turned aside by something better. An isolated thunderstorm that kept growing…

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        • A hail core and possible wall cloud near Douglas, Arizona

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          I’m super bad at chasing storms ahead of time. What that means is…I usually wait until I see them start firing up and then I go. Sometimes when you are busy with work, life and that kind…

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          • A large haboob over the Tohono O'odham nation on July 10th, 2013

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            I've been waiting for my first legit dust storm or haboob to roll across the Arizona deserts this summer and it finally happened yesterday, July 10th. The day before I leave for Africa for…

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            • A little Colorado supercell

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              This is a timelapse of a Colorado supercell from June 2nd, 2012. The supercell emerges from the darkness about halfway through and you can really see how it flies across the horizon, and the rotation…

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              • A March dust storm

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                By the time I was able to get out and take pictures of this storm, it had lost a lot of its mojo. But here it is from A-Mountain in Tempe earlier this evening. Hasn't been a storm worth time-lapsing…

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                • A moment at Makonkota school in Sinazongwe

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                  This is Austin Gutwein, the founder of Hoops of Hope (http://hoopsofhope.org/), dropping in on a class of young children at the Makonkota school in Sinazongwe, Zambia. It was one of the most amazing…

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                  • An amazing Phoenix monsoon sunset to end the season?

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                    I had been watching this storm roll in from the north during the afternoon...it didn't look like much, but as it got close to town I realized that the thing was kind of "training" a…

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                    • An evening dust storm/haboob over Phoenix on August 20th, 2013

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                      I've never shot an evening dust storm before...but I was taking the night off when some buddies to the south told me a decent wall of dust was headed towards Phoenix. I looked out and could…

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                      • Another dust storm over downtown Phoenix

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                        Three days in a row of dust storms!

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