Monday, March 30, 2009

Two days later.

Wow. Two days ago, hunkered down in my brother-in-laws because the ice storm took our power and we watched a blizzard rage outside.

Today 72. Most of the snow, gone like a bad prom date.

Then around five tonight, started watching a squall line initiate almost overhead. It prompted a couple of warning down in Oklahoma but just dumped some rain out this way.

Went back out after supper and shot the last couple of pics. The back end of a squall line usually isn't much to look at.

and I believe this is the next front causing all the wind outside now . . .

lets hear it for dense air.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Come to the land of the ice and snow . . .

Went Tornado chasing on Monday, on Friday they sent us home from work to avoid another Kansas apocalyptical snow/ice storm. I’m not sure how much ice accumulation we received as sleet or ice or rain.

I think my neighbor has a magic yard, or she went out and mowed it late in the afternoon.

There is a little thing I learned about living in a small town outside of a big city. When the lights flicker, and you can still hear the steady tink of ice/sleet hitting the windows, get ready because the opera is about to start.

We lost power around midnight.

We fled early Saturday morning to my brother-in-laws and hunkered down for the snowstorm. I hate being an ice refugee, but I love his fireplace. Luckily, the power was restored by 6pm. Yeah, Kansas Linemen. You rock.

We had an impressive snow for this late in the season. All together the National Weather Service said 6.8 inches of snow for the Kechi area. Seemed about one inch of that was ice.

As typical for Kansas by late afternoon the weather had changed again. Sun was out, the streets were (for the most part) cleared, and ice was falling off of roofs looking for victims.

Monday, March 23, 2009

crappity, crappity, crap, crap

I had High hopes.

With the forecasting involved and the radar when I got off work . . .

And I went out and got this:

Yup, pretty cloud.

Maybe next time.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Training Chase Log March 7, 2009

Ah . . . spring.
NOAA had advised against some nasty weather occuring today.

Around 4pm, they were spotting twisters (weak lived quick spin up tornados) outside of Hutchinson. I ran up I-135 to Newton went west about 10 miles.

A few more wall clouds spawned over Hesston, but no funnels were produced.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Coming soon

Saturday may have a little severe weather.

Heavy winds and hail. Possible squall coming through. Needless to say, we need rain.