Sunset Structure

A weakening thunderstorm in southeastern North Dakota. June 2nd, 2015.

A weakening thunderstorm in southeastern North Dakota. June 2nd, 2015.

Tuesday was a long day of storm chasing across the Dakotas. Not many storms reached severe limits, but there was plenty of neat structure to observe. The above photo is from about 9:30 p.m. CDT as a thunderstorm was weakening to my east.

Thunderstorms peaked in intensity earlier in the day, but most storms remained fairly disorganized. I may have witnessed a few brief funnel clouds, but I don’t even really count that since it was so inconclusive and marginal. It was cool to capture a scene like this before it got dark. Of all things, this was from a collapsing thunderstorm!


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Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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