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A weather book with 200 high resolution images using clear page overlays to explain the dynamics of how and why severe weather occurs.
A weather book with 200 high resolution images using clear page overlays to explain the dynamics of how and why severe weather occurs.
663 backers pledged $46,673 to help bring this project to life.

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MAJOR UPDATE: EDUCATION ... UPGRADE ... AND DELIVERY

Posted by Zach Roberts & Jason Weingart (Creator)
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EDUCATION: Hello, all. As you will recall from our campaign, a primary purpose of creating The Anatomy of Severe Weather was to provide an educational tome for classrooms, libraries, and storm-spotter groups. We are thrilled to report that the response from schools and libraries has been a little overwhelming! It's heartwarming for us to see the fruits of our labor being acknowledged as necessary and important. We have decided to increase our print run to accommodate this demand.  

UPGRADE: There are two versions of the book - hardcover and softcover. The hardcover version has the transparencies positioned as explanatory overlays. They are stunning! Because increased demand has enabled us to increase our print run, we are able to do 2 things: for those with the softcover reward, we will provide a discounted "upgrade" option for you to go from softcover to hardcover; and for those with the hardcover reward, we will provide an "add-on" option for a discounted second book. No need to choose either, you can stay with the original reward of course. And no need to contact us about this either - we will send you a separate reward-specific message to all relevant backer levels shortly; it's your choice from there.

DELIVERY: Our Kickstarter campaign indicated we would deliver the books in December. At the original quantity, we were piggybacking on a large air freight shipment; this would have allowed us to ensure all books arrive and are delivered to you by XMas. At the new larger quantity, we'll miss that air shipment, and will need to use ocean freight for the majority of the books, which will arrive in January. BUT - for those who urgently require delivery by the holidays, not to worry! We are agreeing to air freight enough books (we will do it; no extra cost to you) to accommodate you. So - if delivery for you is time-sensitive, and this is something you require, please send us a "message" (click our names on top right, and then "Contact Us" - it's way better than a comment) and request December delivery; you shall have it as promised. The book is completely finished, fully designed, all copy is in place, and we have just received the first set of color proofs from the printer. When you get your copy, you'll be blown away by the images, of course - but you'll also see we focused quite heavily on education through extensive information and explanation. Storm chasing is something we enjoy, but sharing it in this way has become more than a true labor of love, it has become our mandate. We are so very proud of the product. It looks incredible. And we can't wait to hear your comments about it as well. Thanks again for your support. Whatever benefits come from this book, whether it be educational, professional, or pure leisure enjoyment, none of it could or would have happened without you.

Zach, Jason, Savannah & Logan

Large tornado crosses the road in front of our chase vehicle in Simla Colorado.
Large tornado crosses the road in front of our chase vehicle in Simla Colorado.
Lightning crashes down on the Colorado landscape.
Lightning crashes down on the Colorado landscape.
Supercell spins at sunset in Texas.
Supercell spins at sunset in Texas.

Final Editing....Then Printing Begins!

Posted by Zach Roberts & Jason Weingart (Creator)
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Hello all! We are very excited to announce that we are in the final phase of editing and "The Anatomy of Severe Weather" will be heading to the printer within the next 30 days! We have narrowed down our top images and we are making final adjustments to the structure and layout of the book. Our target date for shipping of all backer rewards is November and we cant wait to share our work with you. We want to thank you all for making this possible and being patient with the process! More updates will follow. 

Tornado in Colorado this past May.
Tornado in Colorado this past May.

A TORNADO SEASON TO REMEMBER!

Posted by Zach Roberts & Jason Weingart (Creator)
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Storm season is coming to a close and it was one to remember! Since our last update we have captured some of the most amazing scenes in our many years of weather photography. Those of you that are in line to receive a book this fall are in for a treat! Tornadoes, lightning, and supercells were all on display this spring and we look forward to bringing these images to you in "The Anatomy of Severe Weather". As we close out our season and begin the publishing process please feel free to share the project with your friends and let them know that we are now taking pre-orders at www.weathersnapshot.com. Keep an eye out for more updates as we move towards the first print run in November! Thank you again for all of your support!  

Amazing tornado sequence Zach captured in Colorado in May!
Amazing tornado sequence Zach captured in Colorado in May!

Message From Tornado Alley!

Posted by Zach Roberts & Jason Weingart (Creator)
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Hello All! Tornado Season is in full swing and we have been traversing the plains collecting images! April has been an active month storm wise and we have spent a great deal of time photographing storms in the Texas area. We are very excited about the great start and are looking forward to storm prime time in May and June. Many of the storms we have witnessed so far will be found in the book! Thanks again....more updates to follow! Zach photographed this beautiful supercell just this past week in the Texas panhandle. 

Busy..Busy..Busy...

Posted by Zach Roberts & Jason Weingart (Creator)
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We have been very busy following our successful campaign...updating our website, following up with the printer, working on initial book cover ideas...phew!! We wanted to let our backers know that we will be contacting you shortly via email to gather information and answer any questions. Thank you again...it really has started to sink in now that "The Anatomy of Severe Weather" is going to be published! 

Pictured is one of our initial cover design ideas created by Savannah Williams. She did a heck of a job. We will be sharing project and storm chasing updates on our social media outlets and websites as the year progresses. 

If you missed the Kickstarter...no big deal.. you can now Pre-Order copies of the book at www.weathersnapshot.com You can also find our contact information there. 

Thanks again all!