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anthonyperkins

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May 6, 2019
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Kansas City, MO
Hi ya’ll! I’m Anthony. I’ve been chasing storms for about 30 years as a hobby but began to learn the fundamentals of using skew-t charts and mesoanalysis data the past couple of years. I have so much to learn but have enjoyed my journey so far.
 

Chris Garrison

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Apr 9, 2019
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Odenville, AL
Hey everyone! My name is Chris Garrison, I live in Birmingham, AL. I am a trained spotter, and have loved the weather my entire life. My eyes are always on the sky. I am here to learn as much as possible, and give input where I can! Glad to be a part of the community.
 
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Judi Musgrove

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Apr 2, 2019
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Sioux City, IA
Hi everyone. My name is Judi and I live in Sioux City IA. I am a weather enthusiast looking to learn as much as I can about weather. I have been a Skywarn Storm Spotter for over ten years and this past year I became a Certified member of the Siouxland News Storm Spotters Network with KMEG (CBS) and KPTH (FOX) of Siouxland. I am glad to be apart of this community.
 
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Dusty LeBaron

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Mar 14, 2019
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Winnfield, Louisiana
hello everyone. My name is Dusty LeBaron and I live in Winnfield, Louisiana. I’ve been a member of this site since March of this year but am now just getting around to introducing myself.

My love for weather has been life long. My parents joked that I was “marked” in the womb due to 2 tornadoes striking out home and town a week before I was born. As a child, I had a passion for learning about weather. I wanted to know the clouds, the weather patterns, meteorology.....everything. I started in my teenage years speaking with local meteorologist and developed a friendship with them then moved on to storm chasing, I continued chasing for about 14 years until I became disabled in a terrible wreck due to a careless driver hitting me. I currently report conditions to KALB, KNOE, and KSLA and the NWS in Shreveport. I run a Facebook page that issues alerts and Weather information for our local parishes that currently has over 3000 followers. It’s nice to meet you all and am happy to be a member of this group.
 

Chad McDonald

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Jul 9, 2019
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Oklahoma City
Hey! You guys freaking rock. So much info I have learned from this page and it’s absolutely awesome.

My name is Chad Mcdonald (30) currently working at a ski resort in New Mexico but have lived in 11 states in 12 years mainly doing seasonal work. Working in ski resorts gives me an “offseason” from April 15th-early or mid June. This next spring offseason I plan on living in my Jeep and chasing storms through the Great Plains. I have always been interested in it, and this might be my last opportunity to devote 2 solid months on the road checking these bad boys out.

I’m learning a ton from you guys/gals with the main concern being safety for everyone involved and something I will take seriously out there.

I think I will start somewhere around OKC area and move accordingly with the weather. If anyone else has a couple months I’d love to meet up and grab a pre-chase coffee out on the road.

Thanks to everyone. What a beautiful site you have created.
 

Matt Ruhlman

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Jul 3, 2019
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Transfer, PA
Hi I'm Matt. I'm just a skywarn storm spotter for where I live. I don't chase anymore since I don't have time. I still grab anything I can read on weather and meteorology. Have a project I want to start one day but will need significant funding behind it.
 

Jimmy Evans

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Jul 8, 2018
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Benton, Arkansas
My name is Jimmy Evans founder/ceo of CENTRAL ARKANSAS STORM CHASING ORGANIZATION.
We started this team about 5 years ago.
We are an licensed company with the state of Arkansas and have also received a tax id number from the IRS.
We go out and observe SEVERE Weather Event within the state of Arkansas, and report to the National Weather Service in Little Rock Arkansas and to the local new outlet.
 
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B. Green

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Nov 24, 2018
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Mount Washington, Kentucky
Not sure if im posting Correctly but it has been a while since I have posted on a chat thread like this one.

I have been a storm spotter since i
Was a child bad have been officially since 2012 with 2 certificates via the network and MetEd certified.
 

Chelsea Smith

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Jul 2, 2019
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North Lima Ohio
As scary as I'm sure it was, That's always gonna be a part of history and you got to be there. I've never seen a tornado quite like that one, and it's one of my favorite ones to read and watch videos on. The external vortices tentacles were hauntingly beautiful on that monster! Glad you and your family were safe!
 

Kristjan Backmeyer

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May 27, 2019
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Moline, IL
Hi all! My name is Kris Backmeyer and I've been storm spotting for the last 5 years. I've been studying weather ever since going on a "chase" down to Texas, and realizing how dumb I was in that endeavor. :) But I saw my first true beauty of a supercell then, and have been hooked ever since. I'm still fascinated by the science and continuing to try to understand what I am seeing more intuitively. I've been reading and learning a lot, but am still very far from expertise! I usually make at least one big trip per year, and have managed to photograph 7 tornados thus far.
 

Chris Garrison

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Apr 9, 2019
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Odenville, AL
As scary as I'm sure it was, That's always gonna be a part of history and you got to be there. I've never seen a tornado quite like that one, and it's one of my favorite ones to read and watch videos on. The external vortices tentacles were hauntingly beautiful on that monster! Glad you and your family were safe!
Thank you! Maybe one day you will get to lay your eyes on such a monster! I will youtube that tornado sometimes just to relive that day if you may. Do you guys get severe weather at all?
 

Chelsea Smith

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Jul 2, 2019
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North Lima Ohio
Im in North East Ohio. :( right on P.A line and dont get me wrong Ohio averages about 18 or 19 tornados a year. Im sure everyone heard of the Xenia F5, Well EF5 back then.. We do but not nearly as much as I'd like to see. Although we have had an active year. The memorial day F4 tornados that hit Dayton the night of May 28th this year was probably the biggest in a while. I would love to live somewhere alot more active! We get alot of storms, but not as likely to get a tornado out of them.
 

Chris Garrison

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Apr 9, 2019
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Odenville, AL
Im in North East Ohio. :( right on P.A line and dont get me wrong Ohio averages about 18 or 19 tornados a year. Im sure everyone heard of the Xenia F5, Well EF5 back then.. We do but not nearly as much as I'd like to see. Although we have had an active year. The memorial day F4 tornados that hit Dayton the night of May 28th this year was probably the biggest in a while. I would love to live somewhere alot more active! We get alot of storms, but not as likely to get a tornado out of them.
Now that you mention it, I remember reading about the memorial day tornados. Just move on down to Bama and you will get plenty of action lol!
 
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Drew Gammon

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Jul 11, 2019
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Overton Co TN
Hi my name is Drew, found this site through RadarScope and I’ve followed storms 8n the past in Murfreesboro TN when there was a f5 there..... have always liked storms..... I try to catch lighting in storms. Maybe I can learn some here.
 
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Brandan Sichling

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Jun 17, 2019
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Good morning fellow weather enthusiasts. My name is Brandan Sichling and I am in the Southernmost Illinois / Southeast Missouri area around Cape Girardeau, MO. I serve as assistant chief of the McClure-East Cape Girardeau Fire Protection District in East Cape Girardeau, IL. I have been a weather spotter for several years now but have just recently joined the ST network forums. I look forward to getting to know some people and learning more about weather behavior.
 

Rob Wenzel

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Jul 16, 2019
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Wessington Springs SD
Hello Everyone one, my name is Rob and I live in Wessington Springs South dakota, I have always liked weather since I was a child, my grandaddy would take us up to the top of the park which over looks the whole town looking East when there was bad weather east of us we would sit up there for hours and watch it I've watched lightning strike many things and even see tornados from up there he and my great grandaddy were very knowledgeable about weather, then in 2005 we had a tornado go through the west end of town, then a big flood do to a dam failing then again in 2014 we had a tornado that cut right through the heart of town and took out every one around me, my house was the only one left, with minimal damage to my steel roof do to stuff falling out of the sky and it's a trailer house LOL, so I have had my fair share of weather and I just get more and more interested in it every day.
 

Stu Short

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Aug 16, 2018
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HI everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster (I think - that actually might not be true). Been chasing since 2007 and I'm one small third of British storm chasing trio See Nature's Fury. Originally from North East UK, now living on the south coast in Brighton.
 

Trevor Shepard

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May 7, 2019
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Springfield MO
My name is Trevor Shepard, I've been a severe weather enthusiast all my life. Im from the Springfield Missouri area, when I was younger my parents called me the miniature Tom Dye, a local meteorologist. December 1st 2018 my hometown was struck by small EF1, several outbuildings destroyed along with the local Meeks. My home lost some siding, and I lost a little pee! "It sounds like a freight train" is an accurate description. Luckily the EAS gave us nearly 6 minutes lead time. The local weather app wasnt up to the task so I purchased radarscope and have been obsessed with it ever since. I've been a lurker on this site for a little while, I enjoy chasing when I can. On may 22 2019 I was on the supercell that produced several damaging tornadoes, including the tornado that struck Jefferson City Missouri. Unfortunately there were 3 fatalities near Golden City, it was a strong EF3 (very likely EF4 winds) It was that storm that made me realise how important networks like this and local spotters are.with my work schedule, unless the convective outlooks are good near me I just watch Radarscope and wish I was there. I'm Skywarn certified. I also enjoy "very" amateur photos of various weather phenomenon. I've recently created a Facebook Page with some of the photos. (After realizing no one can actually see them on my private facebook)
 

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Good Morning all,
My name is Ken, I now live in the foothills of the Ozarks in east central Oklahoma. I have been interested in observing the weather as far back as I can remember, both growing up on the farm, and in my career as a Rural Mail Carrier, both near the central part if NJ. Now widowed and retired, I'm living as a sort of hermit, not far from an Abbey, on a little place I call the, "Three Cedars Homestead". I missed the formal storm spotter training course given by NWS Tulsa earlier this year, so I've been studying what's online, both from NWS/EmergencyManagement sources, and spotters/chasers [s/o to Skip Talbot and Pecos Hank]. I plan on taking the formal course at its next offering, and being a [mostly] local spotter.
 

MStuder

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Jun 16, 2019
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Nashville, TN
Hello, everybody! My name is Matthew, and I've been a weather fanatic since I was a little kid! Even from memories dating back to when I was as young as 5, I remember being fascinated by watching VHS tapes (yep, I'm old enough to have used those when I was a kid) of The Weather Channel's videos on tornado chasing and hurricane chasing. I'm always looking outside when nasty weather comes (more common where I live in Central TN than where I spent my first 20 years of life in Southern New England), and also constantly watching the clouds and using what I've learned to try to predict the weather. I've been reading weather info books for years, and a 16th Christmas present from my now-deceased Great Aunt was an old college Meteorology textbook my cousin owned and I was able to understand it quickly. Even today, I still read the outdated book and find it fascinating! I plan on getting a BS in Meteorology from nearby Western Kentucky University and later a Doctorate from Oklahoma University with a focus in Severe Weather. I would love to be like Mike Seidel, Mike Bettes, or Jim Cantore, being on the front line of storms and events as well as helping to protect people from the elements and improve our knowledge of them. If I could work for the Weather Channel, I dream of eventually being a Severe Weather Expert like Greg Forbes. If I can't work for the Weather Channel, I'd love to work for the National Weather Service. Outside of weather, I love Japan, food, writing poems, alcohol (I don't drink much due to my meds, but I love learning about cocktails as well as the alcohols themselves), traveling, Japanese anime and manga, video games, and a childhood show I hold near and dear to my heart (that's still funny as an adult, for different reasons), Rocko's Modern Life. Sorry for the long intro!
 
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