Monsoon IV (incredible video by Mike Olbinski)

October 29, 2017

We have shared some storm chasing videos and photos by the talented and Emmy Award winning Mike Olbinski over the years in our enews and on social media.

Olbinski’s storm time-lapse and fine art work has been published nationally and internationally, seen in Arizona Highways magazines, weather calendars, movies, documentaries, commercials and television shows.

Mike is based out of Arizona (our old stomping grounds for almost 20 years) so we truly appreciate his ability to capture the annual monsoon.

For those of you who have never been in the southwestern U.S. desert, monsoon runs from June 15th through September 30th and it produces some awesome cloud formations, spectacular lightning shows, massive dust storms (a.k.a. haboobs), flash floods and more.

Mr. Olbinski explains his latest video masterpiece, Monsoon IV, was compiled from footage taken during his 13,000 miles of chasing across Arizona during this summer’s 2017 monsoon, as well as a few places in bordering California and New Mexico. Mike shot over 110,000 frames of time-lapse and says likely only half of it ended up in the final cut. He also says the music in this video is all custom, thanks to the amazing work of Peter Nanasi.

Watch Mike’s incredible Monsoon IV video below and see more of Olbinski’s videos on Vimeo and follow him on his Storm blog, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Monsoon IV (4K) from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.


Friday Fotos: Massive Aussie haboob

January 11, 2013

For some time we’ve posted our “Friday Foto” selections on Facebook but have decided to post them here now instead.

This week’s amazing shots are from the 9-Jan-2013 dust storm that developed due to a category-three cyclone near a remote stretch of Western Australia coast. According to The Weather Channel, strong winds carried the sand from the Indian Ocean to the northwestern town of Onslow in what almost appears like a massive red wave with white caps.

haboob australia 2013

West of False Island in Mary Anne Passage near Onslow – West Australia. (Photo credit: Brett Martin)

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Also near Onslow (Photo credit: Brett Martin)

massive dust storm off coast of Onslow Australia

off the coast of Onslow (Photo credit: Levi Cooper)

This dust storm (a.k.a. haboob) is the latest wild weather to strike Australia after days of destructive bush fires and major heatwaves.

Have a great weekend! j & B

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