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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.

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Cloud to ground lightning captured at Monument Valley on July 21, 2017, in Arizona. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

However, 2017 has been an incredibly challenging year for Jason, following the hurricanes that have done a lot of damage to many countries.

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Cloud to ground lightning captured on June 24, 2017, at US Mexico Border. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.

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Cloud to ground lightning captured during a thunderstorm on July 31, 2017, in Safford, Arizona. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.”

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A cone tornado pictured on May 16, 2017, in McLean, Texas. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)
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A Mesocyclone and smooth channel lightning photographed on May 18, 2017, in Enid, Oklahoma. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.”

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An intra-cloud lightning pictured on March 24, 2017, in Brenham, Texas. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.

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Landspout tornado pictured on May 16, 2017, in Elk City, Oklahoma. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.

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Mammatus clouds pictured during a thunderstorm on June 13, 2017, in O’Neill, Nebraska. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.

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A white clouded Mesocyclone pictured on May 10, 2017, in Vernon, Texas. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.”

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Monsoon thunderstorm pictured on July 29, 2017, in Safford, Arizona. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.”

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A mesocyclone, vortex of air within a convective storm pictured in the sky on May 18, 2017 in Enid, Oklahoma. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

While last year has been comparatively hard for the storm chaser, Jason has viewed remarkable illustrations of Mother Nature.

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A sunset lit shelf cloud pictured on July 30, 2017 in Vail, Arizona. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.”

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A supercell thunderstorm pictured on May 09, 2017 in Tatum, New Mexico. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.”

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A supercell with wall cloud pictured on March 24, 2017 in Brenham, Texas. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

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.”

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A cloud wall pictured on June 13, 2017 in Naper, Nebraska. (Source: Jason Weingart / Barcroft Images)

It seems like his entire life revolves around hurricanes. Jason believes nothing beats his passion.

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