Welcome to the personal blog, photo and video gallery website home page for Douglas "Lightningboy" Kiesling, The Weather Paparazzi.
If you Google the term, "what is the phoenix"? you come up with this answer.
noun: phoenix; plural noun: phoenixes
(in classical mythology) a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.
a person or thing regarded as uniquely remarkable in some respect.
So, its been a while since I have updated this page. Been busy and the architect of this page is so out dated from what the vision was to be that I'm working on a major overhaul and archive of this site before I launch the new site that will focus more on the photography and video work, not the story and blogs so much.
I can't believe it has been two month's.
I was out playing around in the cold this morning.
With the start of the next arctic blast to the upper Midwest, the temps have started to drop well below zero. Shot in Saint Cloud, MN which is the far northwest suburb of the Twin Cities metro area, the temperatures have dropped rapidly after midnight to the double digit below zero range.
One of the hardest blog posts I have had to write. While I was out on assignement up in International Falls, MN earlier this month, my sister called me as I was setting up for the daylight -42F video package and told me that I needed to head back to Minneapolis as soon as possible today since my dad took a turn for the worse.
BRRRRRRRR, at sunrise this morning it was pretty freaking cold. The official report from the airport as -42F with outlying areas a few degree's colder.
I did find out the the Jeep temperature sensor bottoms out at -40F.
Now I'm heading home to get cleaned up then to head down to Minneapolis to see my Dad in the hospital.
Trying to keep my New Years Resolution about updating my personal blog and site as much as I do the Facebook and Twitter feed, here is the footage I just shot in northern Minnesota in the city of International Falls, MN.
Im on assignment up here after getting a request to come up here and document the cold temps.
Happy New Year from downtown Saint Cloud, MN with fireworks over Lake George.