I was on assignment yesterday chasing down some hot weather video. Before I left I checked the weather radar, in case some storms were in the area to hamper me finding what I needed. I noticed a strong storm cell over the state line in southern New York. Figuring I had plenty of time, I headed to New Haven to get my shots. On the way down the skies grew darker and darker to the southwest much quicker than I thought. Instead of getting hot weather images, it looks like I might get severe weather images.
I headed for the highest place that I knew near New Haven. It was East Rock Park. At an elevation of 366 feet I knew I was going to get a nice view of this storm coming in. There was a lot of lightning with this cell so I weighed the danger factor against the “getting the shot” factor. I picked the latter, of course. Here is one of many images I captured.
As the storm approached I got some incredible images of this Shelf Cloud coming at me at 45 MPG before I retreated into my car to weather out the storm cell which passed in 20 minutes.
If you would like to see more cloud photos I have posted on this blog check out:
UFO Shaped Cloud – http://ctcameraeye.com/?p=1121
Storm Chasing in Connecticut – http://ctcameraeye.com/?p=2804
Cloud rotation witnessed – http://ctcameraeye.com/?p=1636
Sedona Skies – http://ctcameraeye.com/?p=2023
Below are some more images that I got of the storm.