Accidental Storm Chaser

Even though my time living in Texas’s Tornado Alley was short, I have an appreciation for the destructive power that can drop from the sky.

That means when the tornado sirens sound, I take cover.

I’ve seen too many aftermaths and way too many civic renewal projects that started after mother nature removed every stick and brick.

However, I understand the attraction that storms have in which normally sensible people throw caution to the wind. I’m talking about the kind of wind measured on the Fujita Scale.

Even though I know tornados can occur almost anywhere, I was still surprised to see what looked like a twister brewing while stuck in Los Angles traffic. To flee, I had to drive right toward it.

Luckily it was moving faster than the flow of cars so that my unintended storm chasing didn’t end dramatically.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.