With July 4th a day away, summer’s really starting to heat up for a lot of us. If you plan on spending a lot of time outside this weekend, it’s good to keep an eye out for heat-related illness. The New York Times does a good job outlining what to watch for and what to do.
Lead Storm Tracker
I've chased storms and reported on the weather in some form now for almost 40 years. My first severe weather coverage was in the summer of 1981 on an FM station in Pratt, KS.
I worked for KFDI News, including many hours in the Mobile Units during storm season, for six years. I went to KWCH12 as their storm chase coordinator for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Then I went into business for myself and have been chasing actively since 2005.
2020 brings some new things to the site, but at the core I still am driven to connect my understanding of weather and safety to you, giving accurate and timely information the best ways I can with the tools available. I'm gratified to have you along for the ride!
VIDEO, AUDIO AND WRITTEN BRIEFINGS ON TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT STORM EVOLUTION. We talk details in the briefing, but suffice it to say we expect tornadoes to form in the US 283 corridor of western Kansas (mostly south of US 50) bey around 3pm. They will quickly go severe, and some may even exhibit the nearly stationary tendencies we saw last night.But for those storms that are able to remain isolated and get off the dryline, the evening hours hold much potential for strengthening.
SPC has posted an infographic concerning the meaning of their five-tier system for communicating storm risk in their outlooks. Our terminology matches SPC and our usage is generally identical. However, the areas we serve are different, which can lead to occasional discrepancies.