I will be heading westward this weekend as one of the van drivers for the May 2011 Virginia Tech Hokie storm chase team.  I’ll post thoughts, photos, and maybe a video or two here as time permits during the chase.  Meanwhile, here’s a photo of the May 11th 2006 tornado I witnessed from a distance of 150 yards at Todds Tavern in Spotsylvania county.  Five years ago!!

(Apologies for the poor picture quality…it was snapped as I was sprinting back to the car to get the heck out of there!)

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