Storm Highway by Dan Robinson
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Lightning, Tornadoes, Storm Chasing, Extreme Weather & St. Louis Storms by Dan Robinson

By DAN ROBINSON
Editor/Photographer
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Thanks for visiting! I'm a year-round storm chaser & weather photographer covering St. Louis, the Midwest, the Great Plains and beyond. I've spent weeks on the road for the last 31 years covering all types of extreme weather. My goal is to capture nature's dramatic side, and in doing so, provide visitors to this site with educational information and exciting photography/video about severe storms and extreme weather. I specialize in capturing imagery and video of tornadoes, lightning, St. Louis, MO and the Gateway Arch, storms and all types of extreme weather. I also sell fine art prints of my work via my photo gallery.

Latest Notable Storm Chases

Windthorst, Texas Tornado - May 25, 2024
WINDTHORST, TX - Strong tornado south of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Iowa Tornado Outbreak - May 21, 2024
RED OAK, IA - Multiple strong tornadoes in southwestern Iowa.

Aurora over the Arch - May 10, 2024
ST. LOUIS - Bright aurora borealis visible over the Gateway Arch.

Nighttime EF4 Tornado - May 6, 2024
BARNSDALL, OK - Violent tornado after dark in northeastern Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City upward lightning - April 27, 2024
OKLAHOMA CITY - Dozens of upward lightning strikes to OKC towers.

Close tornadoes in NE and IA - April 26, 2024
GREAT PLAINS - Numerous significant tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa.

Close lightning at 6,000fps - April 18, 2024
ST. LOUIS - High-speed camera shot of a close lightning strike.

Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024
LEMINGTON, VT - Trip to Vermont and New Hampshire for the eclipse.

Louisville Metro Tornado - April 2, 2024
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN - Tornado flips cars and trucks in the Louisville metro area.

Illinois Supercell - March 14, 2024
RED BUD, IL - Supercell in southern Illinois.

Icy Road Close Call - February 16, 2024
ST. LOUIS - Near miss during St. Louis snowstorm.

Winter tornado in Illinois - February 8, 2024
HENRY, IL - Dusty tornado and lightning in northern Illinois.

Icy Bridge Spins & Slides - January 15, 2024
HOUSTON - Icy bridges from freezing rain in deep south Texas.

Chicago Upward Lightning - July 29, 2023
CHICAGO - Skyscraper lightning extravaganza during nighttime storms.

St. Louis Arch Strike - June 30, 2023
ST. LOUIS - Lightning barrage in downtown St. Louis, with a Gateway Arch strike.

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30 Years of Storm Chasing & Photography: 1993-2023

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Great Plains 2024 Storm Chasing Expedition Logs

Season Epilogue: The 2024 spring tornado season was one for the ages. Not only did it rank among the most prolific in United States history, it was a personal record-breaker for me in many ways: some good, but many bad.

Quick Links to Popular Pages

Aurora Borealis over the Arch
Aurora Borealis over the Arch - Rare Northern Lights visible in downtown St. Louis.
Tornado Outbreak of April 26, 2024
Tornado Outbreak of April 26, 2024 - Multiple close tornado intercepts in Nebraska and Iowa.
Total Solar Eclipse of April 2024
2024 Total Solar Eclipse - The total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 viewed from New Hampshire.
Slow motion Chicago skyscraper lightning
Slow motion Chicago skyscraper lightning - 1500FPS slow motion video of the August 10 derecho producing an upward lightning show to the city's tallest buildings.
3 Gateway Arch lightning strikes in an hour
3 Gateway Arch lightning strikes in an hour - A thunderstorm of rare lightning frequency and intensity affects downtown St. Louis and the rest of the metro area.
December Illinois tornado outbreak
December Illinois tornado outbreak - A tornado outbreak affects central Illinois on December 1, 2018.
Category 5 Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael intercept - Experiencing Category 5 Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida.
Dodge City, Kansas tornadoes
Incredible tornadoes at Dodge City, Kansas - Storm of a lifetime on May 24, 2016 with multiple highly photogenic tornadoes in southwestern Kansas.
Dodge City, Kansas tornadoes
90-Minute violent EF4 tornado in Kansas - Up close and personal with a long-lived significant tornado through Bennington, Solomon and Abilene, Kansas.
Chicago Triple Lightning Strike to Skyscrapers
Chicago Triple Skyscraper Lightning Strike - Lightning strikes all three of Chicago's tallest buildings at the same time - Sears (Willis) Tower, Trump Tower and John Hancock Center!
San Andreas Fault Tour
San Andreas Fault Tour - A photo tour covering the major-earthquake-primed segment of the fault in southern California.
El Reno, OK tornado of May 31, 2013
The El Reno, OK tornado of May 31, 2013 - A detailed account of the EF-5 El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of May 31, 2013, including video, images and other data.
Mythbusting: Can lightning strike the same place twice
Can lightning strike the same place twice? - Busting this myth with some help from the Mythbusters themselves!
Winter lightning and thundersnow
Winter lightning and thundersnow - All about lightning and severe storms in the winter, even during snow!

25 Years on the Web

This site turned 25 years old in October of 2020! Here's a history of the site and a look at its old designs throughout the past 2 and a half decades. Read More >

Dan's Extreme Weather Photo Galleries >

Storm Expedition LogsStorm Chasing & Photography Expedition Logs >

I have all of my weather imagery, video and and accounts organized by year and by category in my weather logs section. You can also browse images in the photo gallery section and videos in the stock footage section of the site. My video collection can also be viewed on the Youtube channel.

Dan's Extreme Weather Educational LibraryDan's Extreme Weather Educational Library >

The longest-running section of this site is the Extreme Weather Educational Library section, containing numerous articles about lightning, storms, severe weather and related phenomena.

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