As you can imagine, we are devastated with our loss of Jeff, but the outpouring of support from his friends in the weather community has been more helpful than you can ever know.
I'm not sure if you've heard this yet, but we found Jeff's video camera in his demolished car, and it survived the crash undamaged. We were able to view the cassette inside when we arrived back in California and many of our questions were answered as to why he took this fateful trip.
His video reveals that he was taping Hurricane Dennis from a parking garage in Pensacola Florida begining at 10:38am on sunday July 10. In the tape we can see he is having the time of his life when the hurricane reaches landfall in the afternoon. He tapes it until the winds reach 85 mph, then goes to a safe place until the storm is over.
After sleeping for awhile in his car, he begins the journey back to Norman, stopping in Mendenhall Mississippi to fill up with gas, then sleeping for awhile longer before continuing on through Texas until the accident happened at 11:05am.