Collin J Örthner – Photographer

February 17, 2011

Thunderstorm Rolls Through Red Deer

Filed under: Nature, Skyscape, Sound Recording, Storms — collin j örthner @ 4:28 am

August 3, 2009. This was an amazing thunderstorm as the sound was travelling close to 20-25km through rain before I could hear it. Usually I can’t hear thunder when the lightning gets to about 10-12km in distance, but this storm somehow allowed it and the long deep rumblings were fantastic to listen to. In total I made a 40 minute recording of which this is about 7:15 of the best part. Made using a Sound Devices 702 and two Audio Technica AT3032 mics in a binaural arrangement.



The image below was made just 6 days after I made the recording above just east of Red Deer near the NOVA plant at Joffre. Check out my post showing this same image and a few others along with a bit of a story about this storm.



  1. I love storms. What a great picture!

    Comment by Melissa Lynn — February 17, 2011 @ 4:41 am

    • Thanks Melissa. The storm didn’t spout any tornadoes, but it did dump a large amount of hail.

      Comment by collin orthner — February 17, 2011 @ 4:57 am

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