Friday, January 30, 2009

Best Tornado Videos - 2008

Visit to vote on the best tornado video of 2008. Some of these are insanely intense videos.

Monday, January 26, 2009

SW MO Ice Assault!

Please listen close. I am born to drive in winter precipitation. I love it. I never panic, and love the challenge, and I rarely regret it. So listen to me carefully... DO NOT DRIVE IF YOU CAN AVOID IT. It is VERY dangerous out there. I watched one care drive through a neighborhood sign, and it's 10x worse now than it was then. The main roads in Nixa are freezing was just the turn lanes and such.

Please monitor TV and Radio. Nixa and Springfield are already out of school... And the rain is coming down pretty good right now. Let's pray we don't have to deal with power outages.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Winter Storm To Impact Region Mon 1/26 - Wed 1/28

A winter storm is expected to impact Southwest MO starting Monday afternoon and possibly going on into Wednesday. This includes the possibility of ice and sleet. The time to prepare is now.

Don't forget January 2007 when lots of folks were without power for 14 days. February 2008 was worse, but since the trees had already been cleaned out from the 2007 storm, it wasn't as big of an impact as it could have been.

NWS Winter Weather Briefing Page

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

To All My Meteorologist Friends Out There!

To all my meteorologist friends out there. Today we salute you Mr. Excited About Storms Weatherman! (and weatherwoman..sorry Natalie).


Thanks for the link Karl!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

2009 Spotter Training Schedule

The National Weather Service has posted the 2009 SkyWarn Spotter training schedule. This training is a must for those who want to participate in SkyWarn, but also valuable for those who are just merely interested.

The eSpotter tool is very valuable to report weather data back to the National Weather Service, and this training will better prepare you to do that as well, regardless of your interest in getting out and spotting.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Show-Me Opinions Post On Storm Sirens

Newsy, over at Show-Me Opinions is a weather weenie, and occasionally ventures into my sacred weather blogging territory. I'm going to let that slide for now, since I do find the posts interesting. :)

Here's a good write up on storm sirens and the ignorance of some people.

I will take this opportunity to mention that storm sirens in most areas sound for 3 minutes, then shut off for 3, and continue in a cycle during the warning. A siren shutting off does not mean it's all clear, and a siren sounding a second time does not mean it's all clear. Here's a previous post in more detail.