Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Weather or not....

I'm sitting in the dentist's chair yesterday evening when the fun stuff rolled in. I love this time of year! It was kind of weird watching the hygienist's eyes flick back and forth from my teeth to the window. I know she could see the dark grey clouds getting closer and closer! She was more worried about her Grandmothers car getting hailed on than her own safety.

I have this on my machine at work and at home. It's a Windows viewer for live NEXRAD Level III radar data from the NWS Radar Product Central Collection Dissemination Service. Here's a screen image from yesterday afternoon.

It's really informative when severe weather kicks up. I've got a co-worker on the Malcolm Volunteer FD and we've talked via phone to coordinate a storm cell when he's on duty.

I also keep tabs on the latest forecasts and nowcasts here. The members of this forum often have their own blogs and you can go read their storm chase accounts and see their pictures.

Tyler Burg allowed me one of his photos for this post. Thanks Tyler!! His blog is http://tonightssky.org/

Have a safe spring everyone!


Mr. T said...

I've been so out of the loop with local media recently that I didn't even find out until today that a tornado touched down near Eagle yesterday. Glad to hear no one was hurt. I wonder if this will be a bad spring for red boxes.

Chris said...

It's definitely a possibility.