The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weather in the plains... dry here

Well, it looks like the central plains has come alive with some weather, with lines of tornadic cells having rampaged a line from Texas, up through Oklahome, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa, leaving a wake of hail, wind and tornado damage. We saw the same line of action on Saturday, and the line of forecasted activity only slightly shifts eastward for today.You'll note in both of those graphics that the weather stears clear of Georgia. Nothing in the foreseeable future as far as severe weather goes. Showers don't even enter my forecast until Friday evening... which is also the night of the Relay For Life. Doesn't it figure. Only a 20% chance exists for the time being.

No, things are drying out nicely here, which is a great relief for the flood victims in this area, who are hoping to rebuild once their framing is dry... Speaking of things drying out... my friend, Scott M. in the Middle East shared a picture of a sand storm he experienced in Kandahar. It is very fascinating.Reminds me of the outflow winds I experienced in SD back a couple of years ago. Thanks, Scott!

Have a great day!


  1. I'm a storm-chaser at heart too. (grin) I was four when the Columbus Day Storm hit Oregon. I remember the glass from our giant front wondow blasting inward, all the glass flying past where we crouched,to crash through the kitchen window. I don't remember being afraid.

    Mom thought we would be safer outside, so we spent the rest of the storm in the middle of the field next to where we lived.

    Ever since I've loved storms. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hey, Jen! I was actually able to get out and chase yesterday in western Oklahoma. Unfortunately, I missed the tornadoes, but that was my decision. I have a couple of photos up on my blog, along with a chase account. I do have tons of video that I am in the process of capturing and editing. I'll let ya know when it is done and posted. Also, I got to meet Mike Hollingshead! He is an awesome guy and it was great to have the chance to chat with him about the weather.

  3. wow, that sandstorm - I'm glad we don't have those her in the US!
    Came over from another blog.

  4. Beth, A field... eek. It's cool that you weren't afraid. Most children are... I was always standing at the window during thunderstorm... was? Still do! Love them!

    Ken, I have had some great correspondence with Mike. He seems top notch to me!

    Jeannette, welcome!!! I have been in something similar in SD. We don't have them as much, but they are possible. It is an amazing shot by my friend!


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