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Joplin, MO tornado through my eyes…..

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Joplin, MO tornado through my eyes…..

Here is a note I posted on my FaceBook page and had full intentions of putting it over onto the blog.  However, due to work and personal obligations I have not been able to do so until now.  I wrote this blog on June 1, 2011, the day I returned from spending 3 days in Joplin supporting the law enforcement effort.  The title holds true but there is no way I can describe what I saw and heard during my tour in Joplin. I was honored to respond and work with 11 of the best law enforcement officers I...

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July 4, 2011 ~ Reflecting on our freedom……

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I attended the Cameron, MO Veteran’s Memorial rededication, as I have for the past several years, and saw an awesome tribute to some extraordinary men and women. Zack Workman and crew have done an awesome job with the revitalization and remodeling of our memorial.  I know there were a lot of people behind the scenes that made this possible and they are to numerous to mention, but rest assured I know your dedication to this project and it is appreciated.  If you get to Cameron take the time to visit our...

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June 26, 2011 ~ Moderate Risk

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A late season potential severe weather set up has produced a moderate severe risk area being issued by the SPC for much of eastern NE, western IA and NW Missouri this afternoon and evening.  Taking a quick look at the surface map an area of low pressure is located in south central Kansas with a stationary boundary extending to the east from the area of low pressure and set up across east central Kansas and central Missouri.  This boundary and approaching storm system should provide the trigger mechanisms for strong to...

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June 26, 2011 ~ Moderate Risk

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A late season potential severe weather set up has produced a moderate severe risk area being issued by the SPC for much of eastern NE, western IA and NW Missouri this afternoon and evening.  Taking a quick look at the surface map an area of low pressure is located in south central Kansas with a stationary boundary extending to the east from the area of low pressure and set up across east central Kansas and central Missouri.  This boundary and approaching storm system should provide the trigger mechanisms for strong to...

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FCST: May 18 ~ Severe TX/OK ~ Have my doubts!

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on FCST: May 18 ~ Severe TX/OK ~ Have my doubts!

Taking a quick look at models for Steve tonight to determine if he wants to venture out on Wednesday.  Work obligations have me tied up so no plains chasing for me this week.  This spring has not went well for me to get away and enjoy my 27 year hobby, but I have to pay the bills and put food in the tummy! 🙂 The northern jet stream is over Canada and has set up a blocking pattern the last several days over the plains.  Two areas of low pressure to note are over the western US, which will eject into the plains mid-week and into the...

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FCST: May 18 ~ Severe TX/OK ~ Have my doubts!

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on FCST: May 18 ~ Severe TX/OK ~ Have my doubts!

Taking a quick look at models for Steve tonight to determine if he wants to venture out on Wednesday.  Work obligations have me tied up so no plains chasing for me this week.  This spring has not went well for me to get away and enjoy my 27 year hobby, but I have to pay the bills and put food in the tummy! 🙂 The northern jet stream is over Canada and has set up a blocking pattern the last several days over the plains.  Two areas of low pressure to note are over the western US, which will eject into the plains...

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FCST: May 18 ~ Severe TX/OK ~ Have my doubts!

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on FCST: May 18 ~ Severe TX/OK ~ Have my doubts!

Taking a quick look at models for Steve tonight to determine if he wants to venture out on Wednesday.  Work obligations have me tied up so no plains chasing for me this week.  This spring has not went well for me to get away and enjoy my 27 year hobby, but I have to pay the bills and put food in the tummy! 🙂 The northern jet stream is over Canada and has set up a blocking pattern the last several days over the plains.  Two areas of low pressure to note are over the western US, which will eject into the plains mid-week and into the...

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FCST: April 22, 2011 Good Friday severe outbreak, potential is there!

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St. Louis, MO post storm analysis: The severe weather outbreak we blogged about last night did indeed occur.  In one way, we are thankful it was a localized outbreak and not a more regional event, but on the other hand it hit a major metropolitan / populated area and significant damage is being reported.  Search and Rescue operations are on-going across the St. Louis metropolitan area.  A NWS damage survey team has assessed the damage in north St. Louis County and confirmed that the damage was caused by a...

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FCST: April 22, 2011 Good Friday severe outbreak, potential is there!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on FCST: April 22, 2011 Good Friday severe outbreak, potential is there!

St. Louis, MO post storm analysis: The severe weather outbreak we blogged about last night did indeed occur.  In one way, we are thankful it was a localized outbreak and not a more regional event, but on the other hand it hit a major metropolitan / populated area and significant damage is being reported.  Search and Rescue operations are on-going across the St. Louis metropolitan area.  A NWS damage survey team has assessed the damage in north St. Louis County and confirmed that the damage was caused by a...

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FCST: April 22, 2011 Good Friday severe outbreak, potential is there!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on FCST: April 22, 2011 Good Friday severe outbreak, potential is there!

St. Louis, MO post storm analysis: The severe weather outbreak we blogged about last night did indeed occur.  In one way, we are thankful it was a localized outbreak and not a more regional event, but on the other hand it hit a major metropolitan / populated area and significant damage is being reported.  Search and Rescue operations are on-going across the St. Louis metropolitan area.  A NWS damage survey team has assessed the damage in north St. Louis County and confirmed that the damage was caused by a...

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