EXTREME Weather – Jacksonville EF2 Tornado Photos, but Abiding Beauty

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What a Day for Wild Weather in Jacksonville, FL!  At our office, we collected 5.2 inches of rain in under 2 hours!  And if that weren’t amazing enough, just a few miles down the road, a quarter-mile wide EF2 tornado touched down and caused extensive damage.  Tornadoes and waterspouts are somewhat common to our area, with one or two a year, but it is extremely rare for an EF2 tornado to hit northern Florida.  Thankfully, no one was killed or seriously injured, and the Tornado was only on the ground for a half mile or less, but as you can see from the photos, it caused quite the damage.  Be sure to look at the gallery to see the 2×4 imbedded half way through a second story wall.

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However, the day was not entirely marked by destruction. As I was headed home after shooting the aftermath of the tornado, I saw this amazing afterglow from the sunset.  Amazing!  Enjoy the photos – and of course, feel free to download as HD desktop wallpaper below!

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Photo of the Day: Lighting over the Dames Point

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I stepped outside this evening to take a look at the tree frogs that have taken over the front of our house, only to see some pretty frequent lightning to our Northwest.  What did I do next, you ask?  Well I pulled up the radar to see where the most intense cells were, made sure they were safely distant and determined that I might just be able to get a good shot of the Dames Point Bridge with a bit of lightning sprinkled in the back.  Unfortunately, in the ten minutes it took me to get down to my favorite spot, the storm had dissipated and the intense stuff mostly moved south. But I was still able to snap a few shots as hoped before all the activity shifted.  Here’s my favorite.  As always, please feel free to download the image – it is full HD 1080P – perfect for desktop wallpaper!

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com