From our friends at the NWS Norman Office:
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Actually? loaded up the truck with last year's chase gear... What? ya think I'm rich or something?
The radio on the right keeps me in contact with chasers using amateur radio frequencies. And to provide spotter reports to Skywarn.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
15.5 inches of snow in Owatonna. I just wanted to make sure that was written down on record somewhere so when our society is burned to a cinder crisp from the impending nuclear strike by North Korea, the alien archeologists that come upon this will have a good chuckle...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
First of all, I'm really getting tired of the "follow me" pimp up that so many in social media feel they now have to end every comment made in the SM ether with. Have lives become so meaningless that we now have to beg to be liked? That in order to feel whole we need to have no less than five thousand following "twitterer's" at any one time to feel like life has meaning?
I am especially weary of the huge number of chasers out there who feel as though we need to hear about what they had for breakfast as they mount up for the days chase and the prerequisite "follow me" to close each and every tweet.
I did a little experiment:
I "followed" ten of these aggressive "I need your follow or my life is shit" twitter/chasers recently.
How many of these folks decided to "follow" Ol' Chase in return?
So I want back to check the statistics.
Seems I'm following some 150 people who share the same passion for storm chasing that I do and yet, out of that 150 or so folks, only 35 of them appear to have any interest in what I have to say or contribute to the greater good.
And yet these are the same ones that seem to feel they have to slam us with "Buy our shirt/hat/underwear with our new, NEW! chase season logo!" in between tweets telling us that their "stream is up" and to head on over to "www.chasingnarcissists.com" to watch the live 3D stream for only $2.95!
To those of you that took the time to follow me, thank you. I hope we can meet in person away from all of this social hierarchical bullshit and enjoy a storm on the road together sometime.
For the rest of you?
Nobody really cares.