Fake Photos of Katrina Arriving

LaMa forwarded me some pictures of Hurricane Katrina that he says have been doing the rounds in Holland accompanied by the caption: "These were taken in Alabama of Katrina coming in. These photos are amazing. Sometimes there is beauty in a storm. Thought you might enjoy something different than what we all have been inundated with of late." He notes that "a few of them look familiar to me, I think I have seen them before." And indeed he has! I posted them here back in May when they were doing the rounds as a "storm near bunbury" (in Australia). They're cool photos, so I can see why they would be recycled with every new storm. I believe (as one of the commenters pointed out when I posted them before) that they're storm chasing pictures taken by Mike Hollingshead in Iowa in 2004.

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Posted on Fri Sep 09, 2005


To ad a few words: I became suspcious as some of the images in that e-mail showed a clear shelf-cloud and tornadoes. Those are phenomena associating to thunderstorm supercells, not to hurricanes.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Fri Sep 09, 2005  at  08:09 AM
I think these pictures were the same ones on the internet this summer claiming to show the unusually bad weather in southern Alberta. Those clouds sure get around.
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Fri Sep 09, 2005  at  09:21 AM
the middle ones pretty. of course, I wouldnt think that after it ripped up my house...
Posted by thunder  in  England  on  Sat Sep 10, 2005  at  10:29 AM
It's a little hard to see the hurricane, because it's usually all filled with rain...It's not like the picture the weather man is showing you, with a large green and yellow blob approaching.

Anywho, seems as if this has already been debunked.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Sep 11, 2005  at  05:08 AM
My sister in law sent me this last night, as Katrina, with a note about it being hell on earth. Sometimes she makes me want to just scream. wink Anyway, I sent her a link to here, and a note about snopes, as usual.
Posted by Winona  in  USA  on  Tue Sep 13, 2005  at  10:46 AM
Indeed photo number 1430 on http://extremeinstability.com/photographypage.htm is of the same storm a few minutes earlier or later than the middle of the above pictures...
Posted by Miguel  in  Hobart, Australia  on  Mon Sep 26, 2005  at  04:52 PM
Thank you for that explanation; Had told people they were probably of tornados forming in the Midwest US, but will now correct them.

The absence of any ocean around was a giveaway for me.....
Posted by DFStuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Wed Sep 28, 2005  at  10:42 PM
This is a note to nip a kind of a myth starting in the previous posts that tornadoes can not be started by hurricanes. Hurricanes can spawn tornadoes. Do a web search and you will find many references to this fact.
Posted by Mark  in  San Francisco  on  Mon Mar 05, 2007  at  10:54 AM
katrina kaif pic I need
Posted by faraz alam  in  karachi  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  10:06 PM
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