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Storm Chasing – June 6-8th 2020

Sioux City, IA

Chief War Eagle’s Grave Historical Marker  42.494006, -96.454187

Tommy Bolin 42.5216331,-96.4424591

Logan Park Cemetery 3901 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51103


Charles Floyd Monument


Wrede Howard Smith

Jay Norwood Darling



1.25 hour from Murdo  or 2 hours from Wall

43.142115, -100.900711 – 



Maybe 1.5 hours to  The North American pole of inaccessibility is located at  43°22′N 101°58′W, about eleven miles (18 km) southeast of the town of Kyle on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Bennett County, South Dakota, 1,025 miles (1,650 km) from the nearest coastline.

43°21’36.0″N 101°58’12.0″W

43.360000, -101.970000



The pole is unmarked, but can be found in a gully near a small copse of trees. The spot sits over 1,000 miles from the nearest coast, making it literally the most Middle American place in Middle America. The land where the pole is found is owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but there is no one living within a few miles of the pole itself.


45 minutes to Wounded knee memorial – 43.141249, -102.362475


24 minutes to Red Cloud Cemetery Also known as Holy Rosary Cemetery 43.0776839, -102.5837514



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1.5 hours from Red Cloud – Fort Robinson Cemetery  crazy horse 42.6650100,-103.4653420


Daytime Lightning tips

Shooting lightning during this time of day can be tricky. You have a few options.


To photograph lightning during the day:


Setup your camera on a tripod. Attach an intervalometer or lightning trigger to the camera to eliminate any potential camera shake. 


Turn off any image stabilization your lens may have.


Manually focus your lens to infinity. The best way to do this is by switching to the live view setting on the camera, and zooming in on a distant object on your LCD screen. Turn the focus ring until the object appears tack sharp.


Take a test shot and make sure your foreground has sufficient detail. I suggest trying to stop down to f/16.0, or more if needed, and setting your ISO as low as possible.It’s a common misconception that you need to shoot fast shutter speeds to catch lightning. It’s the opposite, the longer your lens is open, the more chance of something good happening in it.


This is where you have a few options on how to go about getting that photo of daytime lightning.

The first is to try to catch the lightning as it happens. You have to react extremely fast to get an image of lightning with this technique, and 9 times out of 10, even if you capture the bolt, you will only catch the return stroke, and not the branching that is visible when the lightning first occurs.

Another option is to use a lightning trigger. These devices attach to your camera and will trip your shutter when a flash of light is caught by its sensor. There are a wide array of lightning triggers on the market and they can range anywhere from $60-$400. I have used these in the past, but have gotten away from them recently. I will say that you will have much more success with shooting lightning during the day.

The last option for shooting lightning during the day is to try to close down your aperture to f/22 or greater, set your ISO to as low as possible, then set your shutter speed as slow as possible, and just shoot continuously. This is probably the best way to go for capturing daytime lightning. The only downfall is your card will fill up pretty quickly, and your camera may lag if it’s older and has trouble processing all those images. 


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Fort Robinson Cemetery  crazy horse 42.6650100,-103.4653420


Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha

Carl Anton Swanson South edge of Section 24 

Gilbert Carl Swanson

Earle Lawrence Bunker 41.3285744,-95.9861306

Howard Homan Buffett      Section: 10, Lot: 345, Grave/Niche/Crypt: 8

Clair C. Criss

Simeon Truman Josselyn 41.3300000,-95.9813000

Jesse Lowe 

Robert Todd Storz  radio pioneer


Saint Mary’s Cemeter 3352 Q St, Omaha

Edward Gomez 41.2034000,-95.9669000


Patrick F. Ford, Jr  41.2047000,-95.9648000


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery



ENS John Joseph Parle   41.2551000,-95.9899000

John Andrew Creighton

Edward Creighton

Thomas Barney Cuming


Thomas Mulcahy  Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General.     Section 2, Block 4, Lot 14

GEN John Charles O’Neill  Section 2, Block 3, Lot 10

George Morgan O’Brien  41.2547228,-95.9872058

Skip Stephenson


Dowd Memorial Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Boys Town

Fr Edward Joseph Flanagan  41.2609200,-96.1310400


Near Grand Island –   Parkview cemetery 1246 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

inventor of kool -aid 

Kathryn Melda “Kitty” Shoemaker Perkins 

Edwin Elijah Perkins


Near pilger – Loye “Cowboy Loye” Pack 42.5264100, -96.7563300




Charles Raymond Starkweather  40.8174133,-96.6677094

Don Hollenbeck   Lot: Sec-11 Lot-2323 Sp-Sp-4