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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chinooks ..

When there aren't any storms to chase (and there will be soon) I like to take photos of aircraft. Here are a few of two Army Chinooks that were spotter at Rick Husband/Amarillo International Airport today. They make a very impressive noise.

-Steve Douglass

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Canyon NWS spotter Training Session ..

There was a good turnout at the NWS annual storm spotting training session at the Cole Community center in Canyon. One bloke came all the way from England!

Lot's of new information, including what the moderate El Nino means for the area severe weather wise.

I like taking the session out of town - maybe next year Pampa.

The spotters are friendlier and more enthused than they are at the AES sessions - not so much posturing and the "been-there-done-this-can we get this over with please." attitude.

Steve Drillette's lecture was informative and humorous. There was also some great video clips I had never seen- from the frightening to the hilarious.

The most frightening was seeing a photo of myself at the annual NWS spotter appreciation picnic. I've got to buy some pants that fit in the seat.

- Steve Douglass

Skywarn training in Canyon tonight.

Place: Annual NWS storm spotters certification class. Open to anyone who wants to know more about storms and (or) becoming a certified NWS spotter. Informative and fun. I'll be there - you should too!

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Cole Community Center, Canyon, Texas

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