Meet Jason Weingart, a brave storm chaser, who has been trailing the natural disasters since the year 2009. The storm enthusiast possesses a vast collection of breathtaking photographs.
However, 2017 has been an incredibly challenging year for Jason, following the hurricanes that have done a lot of damage to many countries.
Jason’s passion for recording natural phenomenon is astonishing as he chased fourteen tornadoes alone in the short span of one month. The man took these photos between April and May.
In an interview with Barcroft, Jason said:
“The most memorable storm of the year was the swarm of tornadoes that occurred on April 29th near Canton, Texas.”
He added, “It was one of those days that looked very marginal in the morning but as the day progressed, everything came together to create a prolific localized tornado outbreak.”
Jason was lucky enough to take shots of a magnificent thunder lightning in Oklahoma, stunning supercell in New Mexico, and a majestic mesocyclone in Colorado.
Other than capturing these striking horizons, Weingart tried to hunt down Hurricane Harvey as well.
Unfortunately, Jason found it really difficult to track the storm – for it was way more relentless than he had expected.
Harvey kept shattering Texas and Louisiana for days with its unstoppable nature. The terrifying storm was formed on August 17th and dispersed on September 3rd. The United States had to face considerable damage worth billions of dollars.
The courageous storm chaser explained:
“Chasing Hurricane Harvey was especially difficult. It was just one of those storms that never ended. Intercepting the eyewall of a Category 4 hurricane was intense, but nothing prepared me for assisting in high water rescues in Houston.”
He further said, “Venturing into those floodwaters was the scariest moment of my life. Way worse than any tornado I have seen, including the largest in recorded history.”
While last year has been comparatively hard for the storm chaser, Jason has viewed remarkable illustrations of Mother Nature.
The nature fanatic described:
“My favorite time-lapse is the mammatus clouds on June 13th in O’Neill, Nebraska. It was an especially tough chase day, very long drive. We called it quits a few hours before as storms were congealing into a line and the tornado threat was diminished.”
Jason further revealed, “We noticed the mammatus, barely visible lit by the bright sun, but once the sun got near the horizon, the true beauty of the sky was revealed.”
The chaser finally said:
“It was a perfect scene; no danger, no fear. Just cameras and an incredible sky, to me that’s what storm chasing is all about.”
It seems like his entire life revolves around hurricanes. Jason believes nothing beats his passion.