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snopes
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We've received the images at http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/storm.asp in e-mails claiming them to be photographs of:

o Australian tornadoes, May 2005

o Severe storms in southern Alberta, July 2005

o Severe storms and tornadoes in Ontario, August 2005

o Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast, August 2005

What are they?

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Western Fallout
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Shelf clouds. Though the second one in the second column looks like a funnel cloud forming, so I reckon that probably is a tornado.

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Eosine
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They are storm photos. The original site offers to sell DVDs of the storm chase the pictures are from:
Storm Chases


The pictures are actually from 2004, southwest Iowa. Please wait for the pictures to load and then scroll down to over half way down.

I wonder if the author/photographer is aware of the email hoaxes?

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Katie
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They are amazing but real, in fact... He is a friend of my brother, and I believe his name is Mike Hollingshead.

And a correction--the large wall cloud was taken in Nebraska.

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Richard W
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Those are incredible photos... I saw some nice clouds in a sunset today and had been pleased but I've never seen anything like those.

It's the lighting that does it, I think - the sun has to be fairly low to light the clouds from the side or underneath and show up their three-dimensional nature. Often the sky can look flat; it's when you realise that it isn't that it suddenly becomes astoundingly huge.

I have seen skies that would have been almost (well, say half) that impressive in pictures if I'd had a good camera with me and been a good photographer - that helps a lot too...

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verycoolnin
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I don't know how anyone could confuse those pictures with a Hurricane. Two totally different weather phenomenons.
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they are beautiful pictures!

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verycoolnin
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Interesting enough I was emailed those very same pictures claiming they were tornadic thunderstorms in North Carolina associated with Hurricae Katrina (like a feeder band). Also there were tornado warnings in western NC as Katrina passed by. But the land in those pictures seem more like the great plains.
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steve s
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Earlier today someone posted these at a photography forum that I frequent and not only claimed that they were of Hurricane Katrina, but that they were taken by a friend of his brother. Don't worry; I Snopesed him.

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mamabear
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I could tell they weren't from Louisiana or Mississippi, just from the looks of the horizon. I have lived in Louisiana nearly all my life, and I don't think I have ever seen an area that flat, with no trees, now in the plains country, like Nebraska, Oklahoma or Kansas??? Yep!
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quote:
Originally posted by mamabear:
I could tell they weren't from Louisiana or Mississippi, just from the looks of the horizon. I have lived in Louisiana nearly all my life, and I don't think I have ever seen an area that flat, with no trees, now in the plains country, like Nebraska, Oklahoma or Kansas??? Yep!

You made me laugh, MAmabear. Welcome to the board [Smile]

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mamabear
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You're welcome, LittleDuck! Glad to be of service!!
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