Some of us have seen the scene from the move “Twister” where the crew is driving through a field. Unfortunately, that same scene plays out in “tornado alley,” an area of the United States known for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Driving through one’s field is considered trespassing. Farmers probably don’t appreciate a bunch of storm chasers ruining their crops. Crops are a farmer’s livelihood. When I chase and document storms, I stay on public lands. Examples are state game lands and/or state parks. I sometimes pull off the side of the road if space permits to view a storm. I try to put myself in the property owners shoes. If I

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Some of us have seen the scene from the move “Twister” where the crew is driving through a field. Unfortunately, that same scene plays out in “tornado alley,” an area of the United States known for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Driving through one’s field is considered trespassing. Farmers probably don’t appreciate a bunch of storm chasers ruining their crops. Crops are a farmer’s livelihood. When I chase and document storms, I stay on public lands. Examples are state game lands and/or state parks. I sometimes pull off the side of the road if space permits to view a storm. I try to put myself in the property owners shoes. If I

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May 1, 2017 was an active severe storm day in western and central Pennsylvania. After a couple days of summer like temperatures, a strong cold front moved through bringing cooler temperatures. The Storm Prediction Center had most of Pennsylvania under “enhanced risk” for severe weather. At the time of writing, it feels more like a fall day than a spring day. I was documenting the storm that moved through at the Jacksville Esker at West Liberty and Mt. Union Roads in Worth Twp, Butler County, PA. I chose that vantage point because I am able to get a great view of the storm and I have a couple escape routes. I

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May 1, 2017 was an active severe storm day in western and central Pennsylvania. After a couple days of summer like temperatures, a strong cold front moved through bringing cooler temperatures. The Storm Prediction Center had most of Pennsylvania under “enhanced risk” for severe weather. At the time of writing, it feels more like a fall day than a spring day. I was documenting the storm that moved through at the Jacksville Esker at West Liberty and Mt. Union Roads in Worth Twp, Butler County, PA. I chose that vantage point because I am able to get a great view of the storm and I have a couple escape routes. I

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