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.
Another video blog and another week back at the gym.
Last night was another great aurora or Northern Lights event. We were just north of Saint Cloud, MN when the Auroras kicked in before midnight.
And now at the gym. I'm still hitting the gym and its showing some major results.
Wow, yes I am really posting a blog and updating the site. I am just finishing up the chase in Wall, SD for the Winter Storm and Blizzard. Weather Channel is calling this Winter Storm Atlas and it is living up to it's name as putting Winter Storm Season 2013-2014 on the map.
I did laugh my ass off at the hype over Tropical Storm Karen and the forecast computer models verified the weakening of the system. The real story was the storm system the caused the tornadoic storms in Nebraska and Iowa yesterday and the major Blizzard that hit Wyoming and South Dakota.
A major blizzard has shut down half of the state of South Dakota on Friday as the powerful winter storm system the brought tornadoes to eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, brought several feet of snow to western South Dakota.
B-Roll footage starts out on Interstate 90 in the major whiteout conditions just outside of Wall, SD.
Wow, Facebook and Twitter updates are reallying getting in the way of updating my personal website. So while I kill time before taking Gustav to the vet today, I thought "Hey, maybe I should update my website"...
So what has been going on? Lot's of stuff. I have been very busy with work and that is a good thing.
The Aurora Borealis brought autumn colors that filled the fall skies in central Minnesota tonight. The Northern Lights were spectacular with bright red, green, whites, purple and some orange color filling the sky.