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Day 129 Accountability

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      4 comments

Monday -- I'm back from storm chasing and back to my regularly scheduled accountability blog. While I was writing down what I was eating on my trip, I didn't record it daily because it was too hard using the smarter-than-me phone. I ate pre... Read more

Day 9 Storm chasing: saw several tornadoes!

Sunday, May 20, 2012      9 comments

Day 9 Storm chasing: My first tornado! They say that the last day of storm chasing is magic. But the way Saturday started didn't look good. We started the day in Hays, KS doing meso analysis - mapping pressure, temperature, & winds by hand... Read more

Day 8 Storm chasing: Dust devil (video blog)

Friday, May 18, 2012      3 comments

Friday was a positioning day. We started the day at NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO. We got a tour of the facility & one of their research airplanes. Very cool. After having lunch in Boulder, we drove to Hays... Read more

Day 7 Storm chasing/sightseeing

Friday, May 18, 2012      3 comments

Day 7 Storm chasing/sightseeing: Another sunny day with no storms on the horizon. Thursday morning, we returned to Garden of the Gods to do some more hiking. Then we went to the Rockies & Diamondbacks baseball game at Coors Stadium. The Rockies ... Read more

Day 6 Storm chasing/sightseeing

Thursday, May 17, 2012      4 comments

Day 6 Storm chasing/sightseeing: Yesterday, the weatherman said it was going to be a severe sunshine day! So off we went to sightsee again as we continued traveling north toward Colorado Springs. The first stop was Capulin Volcano National ... Read more

Day 5 Storm chasing/sightseeing: Severe sunshine!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      5 comments

Day 5 Storm chasing: Tuesday was another "getting in position" day. We had severe sunshine in the Del Rio, TX  area, so we started driving north toward Amarillo, TX. We stopped late in the afternoon at Palo Duro Canyon to commune with nature for... Read more

Day 4 Storm chasing/sightseeing

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      7 comments

Day 4 Storm chasing: Yesterday we tried to chase a weak storm, but it fizzled out before we got there. So we did some sightseeing instead. We passed through Langtry, TX & stopped at the Judge Roy Bean museum and a cactus garden. Then we to... Read more

11:30pm lightning show (video blog)

Monday, May 14, 2012      6 comments

Here's a 2-minute video of the lightning show I referred to in the Day 3 Storm chasing blog. If you can wait out the long seconds of darkness, you'll see some beautiful lightening. Toward the end, our driver reminds me not to steady myself again... Read more

Day 3 Storm chasing: our first severe storm!

Monday, May 14, 2012      9 comments

Day 3 Storm chasing: Disclaimer - this is my personal experience as a student on this thunderstorm field studies lab class. My apologies to my fellow meteorology students, who really know what they are talking about, if I use incorrect terminolo... Read more

Day 2 Storm chasing

Sunday, May 13, 2012      4 comments

Day 2 Storm chasing: We drove from Overland Park, KS to Lubbock, TX - another 10 hour positioning day in the rolling meteorology lab. We had a delicious dinner at Cagle Steakhouse last night. The hours in the van are spent watching weather... Read more

Day 1 Storm chasing

Saturday, May 12, 2012      6 comments

Blogging is hard on a cellphone and it's using a lot of battery, so I'll be brief. Yesterday was a positioning day. We drove 10 hours to Overland Park, KS. We had steak dinner at Jess & Jim's steakhouse. We're on the road to Lubbock, T... Read more

Call me crazy, but I'm off to storm chase again!

Friday, May 11, 2012      4 comments

I'm doing it again! My Storm Chase/Thunderstorm Lab class is heading southwest Friday morning. We will stop at my professor's favorite restaurant, Jess 'n Jim's Steak House in Kansas City for dinner Friday night. We will spend the first few days... Read more

Day 128 Accountability

Friday, May 11, 2012      2 comments

Thursday -- emoticon1 - Exercise - 40 minutes stretching and physical therapy exercises. Today, I learned foam... Read more

Day 127 Accountability

Thursday, May 10, 2012      4 comments

Wednesday -- emoticon1 - Exercise - 20 minutes on the treadmill, 25 minutes stretching and physical therapy ex... Read more

Day 126 Accountability

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      7 comments

Tuesday -- I had a follow-up doctor appt for my knee tonight. I'm doing much better. He agreed to another 4-6 weeks of physical therapy, since that seems to be really helping. I told the doctor that I really want to do a triathlon this summ... Read more


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