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6/20/2015 Wheaton MN Lightning and storms

It has been an interesting week to say the least and it was good to wrap up and end it on a fun little chase about 100 miles to the west near Wheaton, MN.  While a lot of my crews went to chase the 5% tornado risk in Iowa, I looked at the forecast at 6am and said NOPE.  Nick called this afternoon to tell me that even he blew off Iowa and stayed in the Twin Cities.  Where there storms in Iowa?

6/9/2015 Central, MN Severe Storms

Yesterday I went on one of the many chases that "rumor" has it that I never do anymore since it was over 20 miles from home.  The target area for me was well defined days in advance and in an area that I love to chase in, western Minnesota where visibility is not a problem with trees.  

Weekend in review

This weekend has been a roller coaster for forecasting and chasing.  With the crazy weather setups and forecasts for the Midwest looked great the day before, on the day of the chase, everything was not as great and chase targets have been way off target for a lot of people.

Too much happens in a day...

The website infrastructure has been overhauled and now the core of everything here is up and running smoothly for my personal blog.  The only problem I have now is that "Too Much Happens In A Day" 

With all the side projects that I have agreed to help out with oer the last year or so from wedding videos, charity videos and just helping friends out, I have not had time for myself and barely had enough time for my business so the blog or I will like to call it going forward, "My Journal" had suffered immensely.  

Going Retro

Going Retro... After years of ignoring my website and depending on "Social Media" for my posts which in the end are not my own if you read the Terms Of Service, I'm going back to updating my website on a much more regular basis. 

Just like the photo below, I'm going retro, going back to listening to albums because they sound better and their more personal.
 

Finally, the clear sky and the Aurora Borealis

After what seemed like a lifetime of overcast sky and above average temps in central Minnesota, we are finally back to real winter sub zero temperatures.  Now don't start yelling at me saying you hate the cold.  If you hate the cold, leave, move to South Florida.   I personally love the cold weather for one simple fact that we don't have any bugs flying around for half the year.  I'll put on a coat, hat, and gloves if it means don't have to cover myself in chemicals like Deet.

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