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  1. Hi JoMo, I thought about you on the anniversary of the tornado. It is hard to believe that it has been ten years. It seems like yesterday. I don't come on the forums very often, but was browsing it this morning and noticed this thread was still active. I hope you are doing well. I can't imagine the amount of trauma associated with an event like this. I can only compare it to what I saw after Katrina and Rita. It is hard to fathom so much destruction and loss of life.
  2. It is amazing how many days many areas have been at or above flood stage. Over one-hundred days in many areas. Is this the main Barry thread?
  3. This has been the spring of what could have been locally. We've had two tornado events. Almost every event ends up being conditional. And the conditions are never met.
  4. Definitely has some potential. We have had multiple potential events. Timing of the front on Thursday is key to our local area. Model guidance shows several MCS's over the coming days. Plenty of boundaries, clouds, rain, and storms. Most of our events this year have come down to the morning of the event.
  5. CIPS analogs are showing some decent events. http://www.eas.slu.edu/CIPS/ANALOG/DFHR.php?reg=MV&fhr=F084&rundt=2019050512&map=thbPPF This is the near perfect forecast graphic set. Wednesday and Thursday have some potential but, as always, is highly dependent on what happens with the dying MCS's. So far this year, our region has had numerous conditional events. Meaning, the forecast has been low confidence because of ongoing rain and clouds. The two tornado events were poorly forecast. One tornado event did not have a watch and was in the general thunderstorm forecast zone. Our last tornado event was on May 2nd. That was under-forecast, as well. It will be interesting to see if we can pull off a region-wide event this week. Most of the events have been localized, thus far.
  6. Hello Some of you might be interested in this. I cover southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and northwest Tennessee. I have started live blogging severe weather events. Typically, in the past, the messages go out through my app system. I have started to post all the messages into the live severe weather blog. There is also some long-range information (videos/graphics) that might be of interest to some of you. Keep in mind, for the most part, I try to explain weather in layman terms. Link Here is a sample from the May 2nd tornado event.
  7. Thanks for the suggestions. I will look over those.
  8. Does anyone know who the best meteorologists are in the western New York area (Buffalo perhaps)? Looking to follow them on Twitter/other. TV meteorologists or other.
  9. Hi Aleksey, sorry to bother you. I attempted a Twitter search, but came up empty. Can you link me to the page? For example mine is https://twitter.com/BeauDodson Assuming there is an account page. Thanks for your time. Beau
  10. I am hoping to LES chase this season. I have never done this before. The last major snow event that I photographed was Hurricane Sandy in West Virginia. I have actually never experienced "true" lake effect snow. I am hoping there are some significant events. I am monitoring this thread.
  11. What is the name of your Twitter group.? Thanks
  12. Stunning images. Here is a link for these images. I shortened it. You do have to refresh it for the latest images (or set it for refresh) https://wtalk.co/JWQKBC69
  13. Was thinking about you today. Popped into the forum to see if this thread was still alive and well. I see that it is. I agree, it is hard to believe that it has been five years. Hope you are doing well.
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