Monday, September 22, 2014

The 2014 Southwestern Monsoon in 8 Minutes - Spectacular Video

I've written a couple of posts this year and in the past about the southwestern monsoon season in the U.S. Even with maps, charts, and photos it's difficult for those who have never experienced that part of the country to imagine the scope of the weather that occurs during this important season. Today I came across a video that condenses the 2014 monsoon into eight minutes of boiling cumulus clouds, intense rain shafts, hail, haboobs, lightning, and desert scenery. Photographer Mike Olbinski spent the summer driving 14,000 miles to capture the images that make up this time lapse video.

Maps and charts really only tell the technical part of the story. A video such as this one easily explains why so many are fascinated with the weather.

Be sure to watch this full screen and turn up your speakers. You will want to view this more than once to catch all of the details.

By the way, if you do want a "technical" explanation of the southwestern monsoon see a previous post here.

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