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Photo updates
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 02:16

I started a project over a year ago to organize, catalog and re-edit all my photos from years past including storm chasing. I finally completed this task over the weekend and have uploaded the updated photos to the site. This has been a huge undertaking for me, as I've got nearly 65000 photos, of which I am using about 4000.


I'm using Adobe Lightroom, which has been fantastic software for this process. I am able to organize into albums/collections, publish to my websites, flickr, facebook, etc. as well as geotag photos. It's been a lot of work, but I am proud to have finished it.



Storm Assist working on new DVD/Blu Ray
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 14:21

The folks over at Storm Assist are working on a new DVD/Blu Ray/Digital Download for the 2016 season! All proceeds from the sale of the video will go to help those affected by storms.


Chasers, it's not too late to submit footage. Anything from 2016 should work!


Check out the trailer at https://www.facebook.com/StormAssist/videos/735221476618746/



Upcoming severe weather
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 14:49

I'm writing this on April 20th and as of right now computer models are showing a significant week of chasing up ahead. Hopefully they stick around!


I've been posting most of my forecast thoughts over at StormTrack nowadays, so that is the place to go to get most of those.


The GFS and ECMWF are both showing significant upper air support atop 3000+ J/KG of MLCAPE with dewpoints nearing 70 degrees across the I-35 corridor from Wichita to OKC to DFW on Tuesday April 26th. Definitely something to keep watch for.


Sunday also appears to be a good chase...

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Upcoming Storm Season
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:36

Well spring is here as of yesterday, and storm season is just around the corner! I don't have much new to boast about this storm season, just a good season of solo chasing (mostly) coming up! I've added a Canon 6D full frame camera to my arsenal, so hopefully I can work on my stills a bit.


Jari will be out this year starting May 7th until May 31st. I'm really looking forward to that, and even more impressed at the $600 roundtrip flight we got from Helsinki to Dallas/Fort Worth.


I may end up live streaming a few chases on youtube this year, but we will see. I have some new devices that I need to...

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"Chasecation" winding down
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 15:53

Had a great "Chasecation" 2015! Thanks to Jari Ylioja coming out again for his 5th year from Finland and for Jena McShane for coming down to Oklahoma for her second chance chasing. We had a very successful 2 weeks (4 days with Jena) with multiple supercell and tornado intercepts. The best tornado day of the bunch was May 27th near Canadian, TX where a very large and photogenic tornado touched down.


My chase season will be winding down from this point, with random chases north or locally as time and forecasts permit. Putting an end to one of the best May's in my memory with over 15,000...

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StormTrack
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 17:20

The long institution of StormTrack changed hands last month from long time owner Tim Vasquez to Steve Miller and a huge revitalization has been going on. If you are not currently a member, it's worth checking out at StormTrack.org. If you were a member and have become inactive, it's time to come back. New rules, new software, new weather library.



Tornado Forecasting Class
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 21:29

One of the cooler things I've gotten to be apart of at my job is the Tornado Forecasting Class that Rich Thompson of the SPC is putting on. I was tasked with setting up a live stream, and after 1 class I am pretty happy with the results. I'm also happy with all the information Rich went over, even if it was quite fast. I feel like I've learned a few new things already and will learn a lot over the next 8 classes.


If you want to check it out, head over to live.som.ou.edu



New Server
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:16

I've shipped a new Dell R610 to the datacenter in Michigan and should have a new server online by this time next week! The speed on my website among other things should be significantly increased with this new hardware. Looking forward to get it online



Busy September and October
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:23

There's been a lot going on in the month of September, and a lot more to come now that October is here. I started off the month of September in Los Angeles which was a blast. Bill Oosterbaan and I rode roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott's Berry Farm and visited some of the main attractions.


My mom came to visit the week after I got back and then her and I both flew to Michigan mid month where I went to Cedar Point and to see the Michigan vs Miami (OH) game. Speaking of Michigan, it's been a disastrous season and I'm not sure they'll win again.


The weekend of the...

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Cheap Airfares
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 22:25

A popular question I get often is "how do I get cheap flights like you?". It's never an easy question to answer. Most people are looking for a specific destination for a specific time period and it's not easy to magically find cheap fares.


The best advice I can give to someone looking for cheap flights is to check out the ITA Matrix. From there you can do all sorts of advanced searches and use multiple airports as well as specify specific airlines.


For example, let's say I wanted to go visit my mom in November. I would put OKC, TUL, ICT, DFW, DAL in the departing...

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