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The following are Tropmet.com exclusive storm-chase encounters, documented by veteran storm-chaser Michael Laca. With a chasing career spanning the last 25 years, Michael Laca has intercepted over 40 named tropical cyclones, including some of the most violent and notorious Atlantic storms on record.  Michael's photography and videography has been featured in numerous text-books, magazines, advertisements, television programs, marketing campaigns and other media including: Weatherwise, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, The BBC, The Weather Channel, Duracell and others. For video or photo usage requests and other media inquiries click the link in each summary below or send an e-mail here.

 
  STORM CHASES 2000 - 2009

 

Severe Thunderstorm - Miami, Florida   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: JUNE 6, 2009
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Hurricane Ike - Florida Keys   HURRICANE IKE - FLORIDA KEYS
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2008
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Hurricane Gustav - Morgan City, Louisiana   HURRICANE GUSTAV - MORGAN CITY, LOUISIANA
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
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Tornadoes - In Noble County, Oklahoma   TORNADOES - NOBLE CO., OKLAHOMA
  DATE: MAY 24, 2008
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Tornadoes - Garfield County, Oklahoma   TORNADOES - GARFIELD CO., OKLAHOMA
  DATE: MAY 24, 2008
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Tornadic Supercell - Ness City, Kansas   TORNADIC SUPERCELL - NESS CITY, KANSAS
  DATE: MAY 23, 2008
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Tornado / Core Punch - WaKeeny, Kansas   TORNADO / CORE PUNCH - WAKEENY, KANSAS
  DATE: MAY 22, 2008
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Tornadic Supercell - Gove County, Kansas   TORNADIC SUPERCELL - GOVE CO., KANSAS
  DATE: MAY 22, 2008
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Hail / Wet Microbusrt - Olton, Texas   HAIL / WET MICROBURST - OLTON, TEXAS
  DATE: MAY 6, 2008
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Lightning / Squall Line - Bartlesville, Oklahoma   LIGHTNING / SQUALL LINE - BARTLESVILLE, OK
  DATE: MAY 2, 2008
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Before The Chase - Tulsa, Oklahoma   BEFORE THE CHASE - TULSA, OKLAHOMA
  DATE: MAY 1, 2008
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Severe Thunderstorm - Miami, Florida   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: MAY 6, 2007
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Tropical Storm Barry - Miami, Florida   TROPICAL STORM BARRY - MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: JUNE 2, 2007
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Hurricane Wilma - Key West (KBYX) Radar   HURRICANE WILMA - KEY WEST (KBYX) RADAR
  DATE: OCTOBER 23-24, 2005
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Hurricane Rita - Key West, Florida   HURRICANE RITA - KEY WEST, FLORIDA
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2005
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Hurricane Rita - Satellite Loop   HURRICANE RITA - SATELLITE LOOP
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 20-24, 2005
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Hurricane Katrina - Miami (KAMX) Radar   HURRICANE KATRINA - MIAMI (KAMX) RADAR
  DATE: AUGUST 25-26, 2005
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Hurricane Jeanne - Port St. Lucie, Florida   HURRICANE JEANNE -  PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2004
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Rainy Season Begins - Miramar, Florida   RAINY SEASON BEGINS - MIRAMAR, FLORIDA
  DATE: MAY 19, 2009
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Hurricane Ike - Time Lapse - Miami, Florida   HURRICANE IKE - TIME LAPSE - MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 7-8, 2008
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Tropical Storm Fay - In The Florida Keys   TROPICAL STORM FAY - FLORIDA KEYS
  DATE: AUGUST 18, 2008
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Tornado / Large Hail - Douglas, Oklahoma   TORNADO / LARGE HAIL - DOUGLAS, OKLAHOMA
  DATE: MAY 24, 2008
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Tornadic Supercell - South Hutchinson, Kansas   TORNADIC SUPERCELL - S. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS
  DATE: MAY 23, 2008
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Tornado - Lane County, Kansas   TORNADO - LANE CO., KANSAS
  DATE: MAY 23, 2008
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Tornadic Supercells - Lane & Graham County, Kansas   TORNADIC SUPERCELLS - LANE & GRAHAM CO, KS
  DATE: MAY 22, 2008
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After The Chase - Tulia, Texas   AFTER THE CHASE - TULIA, TEXAS
  DATE: MAY 6, 2008
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Before The Chase - Lubbock, Texas   BEFORE THE CHASE - LUBBOCK, TEXAS
  DATE: MAY 6, 2008
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Tornadic Supercell - Wilson County, Kansas   TORNADIC SUPERCELL - WILSON CO., KANSAS
  DATE: MAY 1, 2008
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Tropical Storm Noel - Miami, Florida   TROPICAL STORM NOEL - MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: OCTOBER 31, 2007
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Tropmet.com   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM - MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: MAY 15, 2007
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Hurricane Wilma - Belle Meade, Florida   HURRICANE WILMA - BELLE MEADE, FLORIDA
  DATE: OCTOBER 24, 2005
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Hurricane Wilma - Visible Satellite Loop   HURRICANE WILMA - VISIBLE SATELLITE LOOP
  DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2005
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Hurricane Rita - Key West (KBYX) Radar   HURRICANE RITA - KEY WEST (KBYX) RADAR
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2005
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Hurricane Katrina - Coral Gables, Florida   HURRICANE KATRINA - CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
  DATE: AUGUST 25, 2005
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Hurricane Katrina - Satellite Loop   HURRICANE KATRINA - SATELLITE LOOP
  DATE: AUGUST 25-29, 2005
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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