Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pretty Clouds While a Monster Hit Up North

I watched a storm grow up in Great Bend, ignored it and thought maybe the storms south of Wichita would possibly spawn something.


Many towers went up, went warned, then quickly fell apart.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Apocalyptic Storm Chase 04/18/16

Not really, but a hyped up storm that luckily didn't get all it's ingredients together.  Started by running to the car in Maize while being pelted by heavy rains and small hail.  Ran around grabbing my chase partners for the storm, then headed around trying to figure out what to chase.  Pretty much did large circles around the Wichita area before heading south towards Wellington.

Always running a little late

Storms from Sunday, April 24th, 2016.  Pics were taken south of Salina, while north of Salina there was baseball size hail.  New camera, trying to figure out how it works.

Otherwise, slowly getting back into it.

Wow, it's been a while

Ruminators  . . . I've been busy and that's a poor excuse.  Spring is here and I hope to have things of interest to show you.
Like yesterday, blizzards in one part of the state that had highs in the high 80's the day before, apocalyptic wildfires that scorched 400,000 acres in south central Kansas and Oklahoma, and tornado watches in the NE part of the state.
Saying that we had March Winds yesterday was an understatement. Hard sustained winds with gusts in the 40s and 50s pushed a wildfire from Oklahoma into Kansas.
At one point I thought radar was showing rain moving into the area until I noticed the clouds looked brown?  Last pic is not mine, but was floating around from Medicine Lodge.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Supermoon Eclipse 09/28/15

No civilizations were destroyed in the making of this eclipse.  Attempts with a 200mm zoom and a telescope with a T adapter.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Project Atmosphere

I had the pleasure to attend the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Project Atmosphere for two weeks at the National Weather Services National Training Center in Kansas City.  This teaching workshop was an intense education on meteorology and gave us the chance to meet the top people at the National Weather Service and AMS.  As part of this training, I will be providing two workshops for teachers in the near future on how to use the AMS resources.  If you are interested, contact me.
NOAA's Training Center in KC

Dr. Louis Uccellini,Assistant Administrator for Weather Services,National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Director, National Weather Service

Jim Brey is Director of the American Meteorological Society's Education Program 

Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service office in Topeka

A nice pop-up summer storm at the weather office
Weather Balloon Launch
Our summer pop-up storm maturing and finally falling apart.

Bill Bunting, Operations Brand Chief at the Storm Prediction Center

Dr, Thomas Berger, Director, Space Weather Prediction Center

Project Atmosphere was a great experience, not only meeting the top people at the National Weather Service, NOAA, and AMS, but getting to meet and work with teachers from all over the United States and Canada.