A STORM OF BEAUTY - Spectacular Phenomenon
A STORM OF BEAUTY Spectacular Phenomenon

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Thunderstorm time lapse and spectacular phenomenon with facts and information of where to witness these fascinating sights. Upward lightning, mammatus, sprites, gustnadoes and of course, tornadoes. Copyright Pecos Hank, LLC. 2018 To licence storm video contact hankschyma@gmail.com QLCS INFORMATION: A Quasi-Linear Convective System (QLCS), also known as a squall line can harbor strong straight-line winds, heavy precipitation, hail, A LOTTA lightning and possibly tornadoes… For me, squall lines often provide spectacular storm scenery and other weird phenomenon. This video highlights an array of fascinating weather along with storm relative locations of where you’re most likely to witness these beautiful sights. SHELF CLOUDS: Shelf clouds often form over the leading edge of linear thunderstorm outflow. Being overtaken by a shelf cloud can seem like being swallowed by a colossal whale. Inside the “Whale’s Mouth,” clouds of eerie turbulence loom overhead. QLCS TORNADOES Squall lines sometimes stretch 100s of miles. This storm mode generally is not prolific at producing tornadoes as strong, cold outflow winds undercut the updraft and surge ahead of the storm as a gust front. Along the gust front is a good place to look for dust lofting eddies called gustnadoes. Transient tornadoes can suddenly develop in enhanced cyclonic convergence anywhere the QLCS is able to take in inflow near the surface. Sometimes in line kinks, embedded supercells can develop and may produce stronger rain wrapped tornadoes. Another place to look for tornadoes is in new cellular development at the tail end of the line were warm moist inflow is unimpeded by storm outflow. QLCS LIGHTNING The frequent lightning can provide opportunities for beautiful photography and video. Positioning behind the squall often provides a clear view of mammatus clouds, especially around sunset. In the increasing Darkness, more and more lightning activity is revealed. In the trailing stratiform region of a QLCS is an excellent place to catch the most erratic of lightning discharges. The most prized visuals of these flashes to me is ground-to-cloud lightning or upward-moving lightning. QLCS SPRITES and JETS From tens of miles away, look closely for dim, red spurts of light above the QLCS. These strange electrical discharges are called Sprites. Light sensitive cameras really make sprites pop against the backdrop of stars on a dark night. To see more sprites, check out Paul Smith's youtube channel... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9iKeMA38rOzVU2A3Ji7jVQ CREDITS: Additional red sprite video courtesy Paul Smith The music is a remix of "Pillbox"... A song I wrote and published with my old band Southern Backtones.


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Nicki M. : I just came across this video, and I wanted to thank you for sharing this footage with us! I love your music and cinematography, and also tomatoes.

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Lucid Mongoose : if you guys turn on the subtitles throughout the video, you'll see that every time Pecos Hank says 'tornado' it is written as 'tomato'

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Mark Kasick : Holy cow, that was amazing. Dude, in every way your talent and dedication is off the charts.

Rachel Wyatt : Going on a storm chase with you is seriously on my bucket list. Love the vids and this is definitely my new favorite channel!! Thank you.

D J : I've learned more about weather in 6 months of watching Hank than I have from 20+ years of school & TV documentaries.

Michael Carter : Goodness, another incredible video! Keep this up Mr. Hank, you are so talented.

Sadek Travels : Absolutely stunning video. Everything is perfect. Visuals, background music, the narrative. Plus a lot of knowledge. I just found out about Sprites. If I shot them myself I would be confident it was some sort of alien tech :)

Daniel Cannata : You're the first I've seen cover sprites since the history channel documentary that was made on them over a decade ago... Awesome work, Hank.

Logan Balata The YouTube Mistro : OMG! AMAZING FOOTAGE! What a *BEAUTIFUL* strom you got a hold of!

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James Farrell : WOW Fantastic video 👌 Thank you for posting.

effigyrecords : Nice work, as usual. A particularly effective collection here. Dug your music as well.

Brenda Collier : Pecos Hank... I just want to give you my admiration of your work, (Videos, Photography) that you provide for the whole meteorology community and even to casual watchers/viewers, as I was before your work inspired me to pursue Photography, ( Mainly weather systems and meteorology ), from a local college. I have also taken focus on doing my work with well-informed information and study perpetrations for safety before I get on the road. Keep up the great work!!

WingZero616 : ha, i see alot of haarp and wearhermanipulation. this isnt normal, watch the clouds.


leafbelly : These are some of the most stunning and beautiful images I've ever seen.

gforce : Beautiful videography. I could watch it all day. Thanks for sharing!

Patrick Michael : The best video of sprites I've ever seen. Magnificent.

Xoxo YouknowYouLoveMe : Wow... you must know already. You are truly a hero. Like they say, not all hero’s wear capes. I love your work 🇨🇦🌪

Yutaka Nohdomi : Wow! You caught sprites! Only seen those on National Geographic :D

Emma Cat : Your videos keep driving me to want to go to grad school for atmospheric sciences. I'm graduating with a GIS degree, but I'm taking more calculus and physics classes after graduating so I can go for atmospheric sciences in grad school.

ErizotDread : I'm having a really hard time deciding what's more beautiful, the footage, or the music! lol...If I had to describe your videos in only a few words, I think I'd have to go with some variation of gorgeous, and cozy. There's just something so comforting and cozy with the feel and atmosphere of what you do. Phenomenal stuff!

digiryde : Sprites are some cool phenomena. Now if we could only harvest the power from these storms. :)

greenback001 : how about a great video about geoengineering weather formations

kode1996 : This is such a great video! I look forward to all of your videos!

frosso charalampous : Thank you Pecos! Though I'm scared, the beauty of the nature is amazing!

U.S. Army Veteran : Stunningly beautiful footage. Thank you for sharing.

bill ding : A wonderful video. It's refreshing for me to be awed by the beauty, majesty and ferocity of of our planets atmosphere. For a moment I'd forgotten the human insanity, arrogance and cupidity that goes on below.

Isis Rodriguez Contemporary Myth Painter Rodriguez : Your knowledge and aesthetic delivery of such magnificent and emotional nature is compelling. Some day I would love to witness one of these extraordinary storms in the Midwestern states

Adam Holliday : Video quality is phenomenal but at the same time i'm getting old school VHS tape vibes from this.

trainmaster383 : Absolutely Fantastic!!! Beautiful as well as instructive it feeds the eyes and the mind. Some of your best work.

Geyote Pilkington : I have never subscribed so fast before in my life. The visuals, the soundtrack, the narration.. 10/10 absolutely stunning.

TakumaLetsPlay : How beautiful can be mother nature? Asking Pecos Hank!

who uploads rips at 3 in the morning? : I'm a simple man. I see Pecos Hank upload, I click.

Amy Frohlich : Few things in life are more beautiful than mammatus clouds. You are my favorite storm expert and photographer

Rabbit Hole : Amazing footage and info. Spectacular. Wondrous. And informative also?? How nice is that? Thank you!!

Mozart F : One of the most beautiful storm video that I've seen in my life. Wonderful!!!

Scooby Kitty : I watched a documentary on sprites and how difficult they are to photograph. You are are an amazing photographer. Beautiful!!!

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