For those who might need a refresher: median date means in half of the years the first tornado warning was issued before the date shown, while half were issued after. There have been tornado warnings in Kansas in every month of the year. The general range for first warning of the year in Kansas is mid-March through mid-May. It is rare to get into June before the first warning of the year.
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!