Monday, November 19, 2012

Dr. Robert Simpson Turns 100

Happy 100th Birthday to Dr. Robert Simpson! He is best known for his work as director of the National Hurricane Center (1967-1974), and co-developer of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. However, this only scratches the surface of all Dr. Simpson has contributed to meteorology and especially tropical meteorology. A TRUE LEGEND!

Here is an excellent story by USA TODAY on Dr. Simpson:

Also...  Here are a couple other good links about Dr. Simpson:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

10 Years Ago Tonight!

10 years ago tonight, I learned a lot about chasing in the Deep South at night. Moral of the story, DON'T DO IT unless you have a lot of training/experience!

Here is a blog post I wrote about it on the 9th anniversary, which will take you to a link of the 8th anniversary post with the chase account...

Friday, November 9, 2012

The "Other" La Plata, MD Tornado

La Plata, MD Supercell - April 28th, 2002

People forget this tornado! Only focus on 4/28/02... RT @wxhistorian 11/9/1926: Maryland's deadliest #tornado killed 14 at LaPlata. #weather

16 died (mostly children) according to these two sources. Very interesting/powerful reads if you like historical weather, especially in the Washington DC region...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012