Summer 2009

Friday, 8-21-09 at 8:14 MDT

Our friend joined us for some good Stage Door Grill fun last night, so I think everyone had a good time!
WX Report: 79.9°F, 44% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 94. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south.

Thursday, 8-20-09 at 8:51 MDT

I have two meetings today, one with the school and one with my department. They are at the same time. Thankfully, I can bail on the department one as long as I provide a few budget items ahead of time…
We have a friend passing through tonight on her way back to school. Should prove to be a lot of fun!
WX Report: 77.2°F, 24% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. East wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Wednesday, 8-19-09 at 8:04 MDT

Happy Birthday Courtney!
Yesterday, I sent my advisor a draft of my non-thesis thesis. I am anxious to get this over with!
I updated OK QSOs and MO QSOs, which completes the QSO section from this past cross-country trip. Other updates will happen soon.
WX Report: 77.7°F, 40% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 95. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Tuesday, 8-18-09 at 8:26 MDT

Happy Birthday Amy!
Over the past few years, my fish tank has become less and less populated, until there were only five fish left. Last night, we added 3 platies, a yo-yo loach, 5 neon tetras, 6 glo-tetras, and 3 zebra danios. Now the tank is alive, colorful and well!
WX Report: 76.8°F, 32% humidity, mostly cloudy.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 10 mph.


Monday, 8-17-09 at 8:01 MDT

I will likely update MO QSOs tomorrow, but we’ll see. I have my DX4Win logs up to date, so that’s a start!
WX Report: 77.9°F, 42% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 10 mph.


Sunday, 8-16-09 at 13:01 MDT

My garden is very small because of the late start I had on it this year. We have been able to eat 8 chery tomatoes, though, so that’s a start. I have other plants coming up, including a slew of peas, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, lettuce, radishes (ready here soon…), and okra. I also have one lonely sunflower.
I have added MN QSOs today. I think OK will be next.
WX Report: 81.5°F, 36% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Sabbath, 8-15-09 at 8:27 MDT

I can’t believe August is half over. I am still running around like crazy getting stuff done. Yesterday, I finished registering for my class at Mississippi State, returned a ton of keys here, worked on stuff for EMRTC, updated the department webpage and figured out a bunch of things that needed figuring out for this semester’s lab. I also updated my DX4Win logs, though there is more work to be done there.
Website-wise, I added WI QSOs today. MN will be next, I think.
WX Report: 75.9°F, 55% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Friday, 8-14-09 at 7:54 MDT

Busy days ahead, but I’m forging through. I’m almost done with all of my ham radio course preparation, and much of my instrumentation course preparation. I have a few issues I need to address with the instrumentation course, as I might try to conduct a field trip during the class.
WX Report: 79.0°F, 62% humidity, overcast.
NWS Forecast: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Thursday, 8-13-09 at 8:00 MDT

Off to a later start today, but I still think we’ll be ontime and ready. I hope, anyway.
WX Report: 78.6°F, 47% humidity, mostly cloudy.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Wednesday, 8-12-09 at 7:43 MDT

First day of school, and I think we’ll make it. The kid is getting dressed, breakfast has been served and eaten, lunches are packed, etc. The first day of most of our routine. When we start school, everything has to be perfect, as almost every second is allocated.
Garden-wise, we have a few healthy pepper plants, some cherry tomatoes ripening, healthy okra, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, and peas coming up. The beans suffered from the pillbug invasion, but are coming back. We have one sunflower coming up as well. Also, thanks to Aunt Barb, we have some fresh basil growing in the house. I expect the chives, parsley and cilantro to come up any day now as well, but the basil is quite prolific. We put a ziplock bag over each pot to raise the humidity a bit, and they have seemed to like that.
WX Report: 76.8°F, 53% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Tuesday, 8-11-09 at 7:53 MDT

A little rockier start today. The child come out of the shower and his hair is not even wet, haha. Good try kiddo!
WX Report: 79.0°F, 43% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Monday, 8-10-09 at 7:41 MDT

Not bad for a trial run of our schedule. I overslept slightly, but everyone was up and moving in time for breakfast.
Today is a big day up at EMRTC, we’ll see how it goes! Wish me luck!
WX Report: 78.6°F, 45% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Sunday, 8-9-09 at 8:51 MDT

The semseter will begin soon. Joey starts school Wednesday. Let the madness begin! I accomplished a lot this summer, but not everything that was on my list, so I’m working to tie up those loose ends.
I updated SD QSOs.
WX Report: 76.8°F, 28% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south.


Friday, 8-7-09 at 8:40 MDT

I put some red pepper around my beans to see if that keeps the pill bugs away. We’ll see how that goes.
WX Report: 78.8°F, 55% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.


Thursday, 8-6-09 at 9:01 MDT

I added IL, IN, and OH QSOs today. I might just finish off the QSOs from the trip this weekend. Then I’ll have to post actual photos from the trip.
Pill bugs are the culprit! They keep eating the beans that I plant.
WX Report: 81.3°F, 41% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. South wind between 10 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Wednesday, 8-5-09 at 8:24 MDT

I added NY and MA QSOs today. Rolling through the logs from the cross-country trip.
WX Report: 80.6°F, 49% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. South wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.


Tuesday, 8-4-09 at 9:15 MDT

I finished updating PA QSOs, as I forgot to include Erie County, even though I know several people from Erie.
WX Report: 80.4°F, 39% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.


Monday, 8-3-09 at 9:17 MDT

I fixed my bike, but I’ll take the van today. I need to restock the fridge at work, and I don’t feel like trying to bike with a few 12 packs of sodas.
WX Report: 78.8°F, 60% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.


Sunday, 8-2-09 at 10:00 MDT

Busy day ahead. I have a bunch of stuff to finish for EMRTC, as well as do some chores around the house. I’d also like to install my new odometer for my bike. We’ll see what I manage to get done.
I have updated PA QSOs, more to come in the days ahead.
WX Report: 81.1°F, 44% humidity, breezy and sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 95. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.


Sabbath, 8-1-09 at 11:23 MDT

I added NH, WV, RI, and ME QSOs, and updated MD and VA QSOs to reflect this epic road trip.
WX Report: 81.7°F, 40% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Time for an ancient monthly summary:
Books read: 2; Guilty by Ann Coulter, Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand
Books of the Bible Read: 2; Ecclesiasties, Song of Solomon
Periodicals Read: 4
HF Contacts made: 199
Best Morse Code Score: none, mostly listneing to QSOs
Miles Biked: n/a, but I have a new odometer, so this will change!
Farthest Distance Traveled: Kittery Point, ME
Biggest Accomplishment: Pulling off a 8000+ mile roadtrip without the use of a credit card


Friday, 7-31-09 at 9:30 MDT

Cash to Clunkers is a horrible program. Here’s a fine example of a ‘clunker’ being destroyed:Tough Volvo. Your tax dollars have the purpose of killing reliable automobiles, sacrificed to the environmental gods and to the car companies that already received bailout money.
WX Report: 78.4°F, 46% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a high near 92. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Thursday, 7-30-09 at 8:24 MDT

Happy Birthday, Martha!
We are home safe and sound. Currently putting out all the fires that happen while being away from home for a month.
I updated the Victor trip photos on the Industrial Archeology page. More updates coming in the next week.
WX Report: 78.1°F, 45% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%


Monday, 7-27-09 at 21:24 MDT

It is amazing how much can change in a few days. On the 17th, I was deciding whether to go to the eastern shore of Maryland to visit relatives or to Virginia Beach. Actually, I was going to do both, one on Saturday and one on Monday. I chose to visit on Saturday, and it is a decision that I am glad I made. After a pleasant visit with the family on Saturday night, I returned home and went to bed. Sunday morning, I found out that Grandma had an anyeurism and would not recover. She passed away on Tuesday, her 80th birthday. I will post more about this later.
We are currently west of Oklahoma City, having rearranged our travel schedule to attend the memorial service that occured on the 25th.
I’m not sure what license plates I am missing for a 2nd time around. I did see several HI plates, which is often the hard one. I think I’m missing like SD and WY.


Friday, 7-17-09 at 23:56 EDT

It has been an entire week since my last post. Since then, we have been to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Kittery Point, ME, visited my grandparents, attended a Nationals game, hung out with some old friends, attended a funeral of an old friend, and toured DC. I’ll post more about all of this stuff at a later time.
I managed to get all 50 states in the license plate game, so I started over. At this point, I have like 30-some states for the second time around.


Friday, 7-10-09 at 10:23 EDT

I updated my Wyoming QSO page.
Yesterday was relatively uneventful. We got to sleep in a bit, which was nice. I did manage to drive down to Rhode Island, a new state for me.
I picked up another 17 QSOs (184 total), and 3 new counties. Still waiting on that Hawaii plate.
NWS Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 7 mph becoming southeast.

Thursday, 7-9-09 at 13:29 EDT

Yesterday, we walked around in Boston, watching the tall ships come in for Sail Boston. I guess it’s an event they have every year, so it was pretty neat. After that, we took a maze of metros and buses to get to the New England Aquarium, which was well worth the trip!
Today is pretty convoluted, so I’m not sure what to post yet. I’ll probably update this tomorrow and let you know.
No new QSOs, counties or license plates.
NWS Forecast: Areas of drizzle before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Northeast wind around 9 mph.


Tuesday, 7-7-09 at 18:17 EDT

I updated my camping page.
We arrived in Boston this afternoon in time for the first part of the conference. Boston is crowded, rainy and cold in July. I thought the Boston accent was an exaggeration, but it isn’t. I’ve heard several people speak, but I had no idea what they were saying.
I added 21 QSOs in 6 new counties. I also added RI to the license plates, leaving only HI.

Monday, 7-6-09 at 23:42 EDT

Today, we ventured from Mentor, OH to Buffalo, NY and are en route to Syracuse. A little behind schedule, following a wonderful visit to Niagara Falls and Duff’s (wings). We caught up with Mike and Dawn, who recently (as in today) moved to Buffalo, so that was fun.
I added four new counties (NY is a new state for me!) and 16 new QSOs. Still haven’t seen HI or RI license plates.


Sunday, 7-5-09 at 10:54 EDT

We had a great Independence day! First, we visited a beach on Lake Erie and spent some time there. After that, we watched the Indians beat the A’s 5-2. After that, there were fireworks at the stadium. I’ll post photos of all of these later on.
We are headed to Joe’s church to see him play guitar and then off to visit another friend. We’ll try to hit up the Case campus as well, to photograph Dad’s old dorms.
No new counties or contacts, but I did see a DE license plate, bringing my total to 48.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind between 6 and 8 mph.


Sabbath, 7-4-09 at 14:07 EDT

Happy Independence Day!! Hopefully, North Korea won’t nuke us and we can enjoy the holiday!
Yesterday, we visited with family south of Cleveland. Good times were had by all!
Today, we’ll go to a beach on Lake Erie and then to a ballgame to see the Indians stomp the A’s again. They’ll have fireworks after the game.
No new counties, QSOs or license plates.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind around 13 mph.


Friday, 7-3-09 at 10:44 EDT

Happy Birthday, Stephanie!!
Yesterday, we visited with Jane for lunch and then with Joe, Jenny and Seth for dinner.      No new counties, QSOs or license plates.
NWS Forecast (for Mentor, OH): Scattered showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. West wind between 14 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.


Thursday, 7-2-09 at 0:54 EDT

Last night, we ended our run in Michigan City, IN, after a nice visit with a few friends. Today was mostly rainy and nasty, so after a working lunch at Bob Evans, we headed out for Mentor, OH.
I added 6 new counties today, and raised my trip QSO total to 129. No new license plates.
Time for an ancient monthly summary:
Books read: 1; You can Survive by Jere Franklin
Books of the Bible Read: 1; Proverbs
Periodicals Read: 15
HF Contacts made: 140
Best Morse Code Score: none, mostly listneing to QSOs
Miles Biked: n/a
Farthest Distance Traveled: Michigan City, IN
Biggest Accomplishment: Getting the minicourse go-cart started… now I need to ‘un-wreck’ it


Tuesday, 6-30-09 at 20:45 CDT

Last night ended up being long. We ended the night in Jackson, MN, a few hours short of our orignial goal. However, it was late, so we figured it was better to turn in then than it was to drive for a few more hours. We stayed at the Jackson Econolodge.
Today has been a chilly and drizzly day across MN, WI, and IL. We are currently headed to Chicago to see some old friends. We took 90 all the way, with a few sandwiches for lunch.
I was pretty active on the radio today, adding 15 new counties and (WI and MN were new states for me), 51 QSOs (108 total). Having only three states left in the license plate game, I picked up no new ones today.


Monday, 6-29-09 at 23:58 CDT

Last night, we stayed at Ann’s Motel in Wall. This morning, I got up and worked on some stuff for EMRTC while I hit up the Wall Drug buffet. After a while, we left Wall and stopped at a NAPA for a new air conditioner belt. It was worth the time and money to have the AC working again!! Soon after that, we left for the Badlands.
I had never been to the Badlands, but I highly recommend it. It cost $15 to enter, and it was worth every penny. We spent about four hours there before heading east through the remainder of SD. We stopped at a rest area and cooked dinner on our propane stove, as we watched the sun set behind some storms. We are currently still driving, about to cross into MN.
I picked up two new counties in SD, and have a total of 57 QSos on the trip. As far as license plates, I am only missing Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Delaware. We’ll go through RI and DE on this trip, so hopefully we’ll see Hawaii. For those of you who think that’s pretty hard, it is, but we normally see HI on these long trips and miss states like VT or DE. I did see an Aruba plate today, which I’d never seen before.


Sunday, 6-28-09 at 20:14 MDT

Last night, we stayed in Cheyenne, WY, as there was a brewing festival in Ft. Collins, and there were no hotel rooms available.
Today, we took I-25 through WY to US-18, then to US-385. We just finished a tour of Wind Cave in South Dakota, and are headed towards Wall, SD for the night. We will likely try to see Mt. Rushmore from the road as we pass by.
So far, I picked up 3 new counties, and am currently up to 45 HF contacts (including Dad!) and 40 states in the license plate game.

Saturday, 6-27-09 at 20:50 MDT

I am typing to you live from just south of Pueblo, CO, for Day 1 of our epic road trip. We are coming into a little rain, which we have tagged off and on for most of the afternoon. We got off to a later start than we anticipated, but I expect we’ll still get in at a somewhat reasonable hour. Our goal for the evening is Fort Collins, CO, so we’ll see how we do.
So far, 0 HF contacts, 22 states in the license plate game. I’ll update this each day.


Tuesday, 6-23-09 at 7:41 MDT

This is an incredibly busy week. I’m helping teach the mini-course for the Chemical Engineering Department, as well as all of those other responsibilities. I think we have 24 students.
WX Report: 73.6°F, 45% humidity, overcast.
NWS Forecast: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday, 6-21-09 at 11:55 MDT

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!!!
We had a pretty good camping trip and I’ll likely post photos when I can.
WX Report: 84.9°F, 29% humidity, sunny with a few light cumulus clouds.
NWS Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 91. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.


Sabbath, 6-20-09 at 11:08 MDT

I think the storm chase photos are finally complete.
Something keeps eating the beans I plant. I had trouble last year, and this year, my one sprout is now gone. I’m up to 6 okras coming up, 2 squash, and a zucchini.
Today is a big day for the little one… I’ll leave it at that. We’ll go camping this evening though, so that will be fun.
WX Report: 77.7°F, 43% humidity, partly cloudy.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind around 15 mph.


Friday, 6-19-09 at 9:08 MDT

Thank you everyone for the great birthday!!
I am still going through the remaining photos from the storm chase. I’ll hopefully post them this weekend, but one day had over 50 pictures, so it’s taking some time.
WX Report: 74.1°F, 40% humidity, mostly sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Thursday, 6-18-09 at 8:56 MDT

28!!! I was thinking to myself the other day that there is an Alice In Chains song where he sings the line, ‘Next week, I’ll turn 28…. I’m still young’, and as a 14 year old hearing this song, I laughed and thought ‘no you’re not’. I really hope I was wrong!
I updated the storm chasing pages some more, leaving only two days of chasing undone. Hopefully, I’ll get those online tomorrow.
Our garden features a few new sprouts: 3 okras, 2 squashes, and 1 bean. I have 4 tomato plants, mint, and 8 pepper plants (3 with peppers) that are also doing well.
WX Report: 77.7°F, 30% humidity, mostly sunny.
NWS Forecast: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Wednesday, 6-17-09 at 9:00 MDT

I am slowly cranking through all the photos I have taken over the last month. On the storm chase page, I have updated the 5-20-09, 5-24-09, 5-25-09, 5-27-09, 5-28-09, 5-29-09, and 6-13-09 pages, though most of those do not have pictures.
WX Report: 70.5°F, 29% humidity, partly cloudy.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Tuesday, 6-16-09 at 8:51 MDT

Happy Birthday Jessi!
I updated my Oklahoma QSOs page, and am still working on storm chase updates.
WX Report: 73.9°F, 33% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 90. South wind between 10 and 20 mph.


Monday, 6-15-09 at 9:06 MDT

We are back from a long trip to Norman, OK. We attended a conference on autism, learning all sorts of new things to try.
WX Report: 73.2°F, 30% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Friday, 6-12-09 at 8:37 MDT

More updates on the Socorro log. I am caught up through like September of 2008, so I have a ways to go. There’s at least one 100+ QSO contest I have to log on here.
WX Report: 71.4°, 24% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.


Thursday, 6-11-09 at 9:32 MDT

Once again, no flashy updates. I made a few small updates to my Socorro log, but unless you are really keeping track, you wouldn’t notice.
WX Report: 70.9°F, 36% humidity, partly sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 15 and 20 mph.


Wednesday, 6-10-09 at 10:59 MDT

No flashy updates today. I overslept this morning as we had a storm go through last night and knock out power. On the plus side, it wasn’t like I was going to work in the recently-rain-watered garden.
WX Report: 67.1°F, 46% humidity, mostly cloudy.
NWS Forecast: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming southwest. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Tuesday, 6-9-09 at 9:28 MDT

I updated CO and NE QSOs.
Phil Sharp sent me this link about a new type of cloud. These are some amazing photos!
WX Report: 68.7°F, 26% humidity, overcast, with an occasional rain drop.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Monday, 6-8-09 at 12:02 MDT

There are so many updates I need to make to this page. We took a trip to CO to see an old friend and to get tours of several gold mines. I will post this on my SIA page eventually. I also need to finish my Storm Chase 2009 pages and finish updating my logbook. I updated SD QSOs. CO and NE will be coming soon.
WX Report: 80.6°F, 25% humidity, cloudy.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Thursday, 6-4-09 at 9:40 MDT

I updated this page almost exactly a day ago, yet I feel behind today. The only webpdate I made was to fix a few broken picture links throughout my page.
I will plant some squash and cucumbers here in a few minutes. We have some squash growing in the front yard, thanks to Dog-Dog, who hauled old squash all over the place.
WX Report: 72.7°F, 38% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south.


Wednesday, 6-3-09 at 9:41 MDT

I updated WY, TX, and OK QSOs today. More updates to come.
This morning, I turned over our tomato garden, as we will plant tomatoes now that we are in town and there is no danger of frost. It’s pretty late in the year to be putting in tomatoes.
WX Report: 70.0°F, 38% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 10%.


Tuesday, 6-2-09 at 8:48 MDT

I updated CO QSOs and added convective outlooks/storm reports for this year’s chase.
WX Report: 74.8°F, 30% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 10 mph.


Monday, 6-1-09 at 8:26 MDT

Still working on storm chase updates.
WX Report: 64.2°F, 47% humidity, sunny.
NWS Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Time for an ancient monthly summary:
Books read: 4; Mountain Man by Vardis Fischer; Design of Feedback Control Systems by Hostetter, Savant and Stefani ; Introduction to LabVIEW and Computer-Based Measurements by someone; and The Ghost and The Darkness by Dewey Gram
Books of the Bible Read: 1; Psalms
Periodicals Read: 16
HF Contacts made: 156
Best Jog Time: biking or rowing instead, lost log
Best Morse Code Score: none, mostly listneing to QSOs
Miles Biked: n/a
Farthest Distance Traveled: Wall, SD
Biggest Accomplishment: Pulling off the storm chase, sort of.


Sunday, 5-31-09 at 13:15 MDT

Still running around and cleaning. So much more to do, and so little time to do it!
I added a page for Storm Chase 2009, but have not finished all of the links. Right now, ‘Vehicle and Equipment’, and ‘Time Lapse Shots’ work, with more coming soon.
WX Report: 82.0°F, 31% humidity, mostly cloudy.
NWS Forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 79. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.


Sabbath, 5-30-09 at 22:09 MDT

The chase is over! I’ll upload the chase page and photos as soon as I get around to it.
WX Report: 70.5°F, 52% humidity, drizzle.
NWS Forecast: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%

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