May 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spring Musings 

May 11, 2017 at 5:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

As we roll through May I can’t help but wonder why time seems to pass by more quickly each year. It might be the fact that my kids are getting older, or that I’m getting older too. Whatever the case, it is now the middle of May on the calendar and my mind thinks it should be mid-March.

The spring weather so far this year has been relatively quiet, but June is coming soon, and that is the peak of severe weather season here in Iowa. While I’m not ready for it to be June quite yet (my to do list is still long,) I welcome the increased opportunities to chase. 

Time for me to go out and enjoy this sunny day…

This week’s thoughts

May 1, 2012 at 11:08 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It looks like the weather may be active for most of Iowa over the next three days, with a slight chance of severe storms for tonight, Wednesday afternoon/night, and Thursday afternoon/night.

Storm Chase from 4/9/11

April 13, 2011 at 2:31 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Some more pictures from the chase in NW Iowa on April 9, 2011 is now “green”

February 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Well, at least the web hosting is. The company that host the website is now considered to be 100% wind powered, so not only is that good for the environment, but it also means that when the wind blows from the storms, it is helping power the website…and that’s just cool.

not much luck

June 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The past two days have led to very little luck in the chase department.
Thursday night was a chase through Northwest Iowa, but mostly just neat clouds, lightning, wind, and a fair share of people out in front of the small town bars pointing up at the sky. “Looky dere Earl, bet you never seen nuttin like dat befur”. Rural Iowa life is great!
Last night was more eventful as we chased into Northern Missouri, drove through some very strong winds and heavy rain, while the sun was filtering in with an eerie yellow glow. Did see a nice double rainbow, too. Not sure it was worth driving 400+ miles, but as always if you don’t go you’ll never know.

stormy night??

June 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

As the tornado watches are issued it sparks some curiosity as to whether we will have an active late afternoon/evening across Iowa.  The way I see it, it all depends on that pesky cap and when it breaks.  Time will tell, but I was sure to top off my fuel tank and charge batteries last night just in case.

Active today down south

May 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Looks like it is going to be an active late afternoon and evening down south in Kansas and Oklahoma. I noticed that we had no reported tornadoes in Iowa for the month of April. That’s surprising given the fact that historically April ranks third among the twelve months for number of tornadoes. Could be another below-average year…

tonight’s weather….

July 7, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The NWS issued a Severe T-storm Watch for Western and Central Iowa tonight, but at this time it looks like heavy rain may be the biggest threat.  Oh well, chasing after dark usually leads to problems anyway…and last I checked the truck isn’t equipped with pontoons.

The new website is on its way…hopefully!

July 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

So this is a new addition to the website, a blog.  The thought is that with a blog as part of the site, I may actually update the site more than once a year.  Anyway, we will see how it goes.

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