Spring 2019 is only four weeks away and this means warmer temperatures and more diversity in the weather! I really look forward to this time of the year because I hate the cold so much. I tend to hibernate during the main months of Winter and only venture out on a photoshoot if the event or subject is rare or spectacular.
Once spring arrives, we have the onset of a battle between winter and spring, cold and warm and so the weather often turns more turbulent and severe in nature. This means thunderstorms, nor'easters, bomb cyclones, and also atmospheric events like rainbows. Spring then leads to summer which means hot temperatures and increasing humidity often leading to severe weather, especially in July and August. Summer then leads to fall which also flips the weather pattern into a battle between warm and cold, once again.
Although the official hurricane season is from June through November, for us here in southern New England, our main months are August and September. Along with photo opportunities capturing and recording severe weather, I tend to go a little crazy this time of year with the tropics and closely (ok, obsessively) monitor the tropics for impending tropical storms. If I had ever decided to pursue a career in meteorology, I would have specialized in tropical weather for sure.
So for me, March through October is my main season where I am often served a buffet of image subjects to chase after, capture and archive. Tropical storms, bomb cyclones, nor'easters, severe thunderstorms, lightning, rainbows, sun and moon halos, aurora borealis, the moon, the summer milky way, constellations, planets, meteors, fireballs and let's not forget general nature photography such as landscapes and macro. Oh my! The fun is about to begin....