Thursday, April 16, 2009

Birthday Chase?

All my life I've wanted nothing more than to go chasing and bag a tornado on my birthday. I mean, it's April 27th... it's not like I'm asking for a terrible time of year. I have had a birthday moderate risk, that being in 2002, but that was a pretty good bust weather-wise. Last year the temperature barely climbed into the 40's and we had a light drizzle with gray overcast skies.

This year looks about as good as it can a week out for some activity around next weekend. Starting mid-week we should see good return flow starting in the wake of this current system. Around Saturday or Sunday we could be seeing severe weather events somewhere in the central US. I'd be up for taking a trip out over my bday weekend, and then hopefully get a couple events locally through the week after that. It might be far out, but this is the first time I've been optimistic about a trend in the models in 2009. I have a good feeling about the April 25-30 time frame.

I've taken advantage of the slow period and done a little tweaking on the website. More rather, updating things I should have updated a long time ago. For those who care about chase vehicle setups, I've completed a little page with some shots of my car in "chase mode". Not really much to see...

http://prairiestormmedia.com/vehicle.html

I've updated my photo galleries and changed their layouts a little. Maybe I already mentioned that, because it's not super new. You can access each by clicking the individual link under the Photo Galleries section on the main page, on that side bar.

Go Cubs!

3 comments:

Adam Lucio said...

i noticed this too...SW flow makes me happy and Im also happy to see the goofus showing some deep moisture FINALLY!!!!

Dann Cianca said...

I'm on the 25th, hoss. I'll pray for your burfday chase if you pray for mine ...

Andrew Pritchard said...

Consider it done. Tornadoes for all on Dann and Andrew's bday. Or just us! ;)

Cubs victories too, of course.