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Prolonged severe weather outbreak on the way

There appears to be quite a prolonged severe weather setup on the way. Not only prolonged, but potentially a very potent set up at times as well. Personally, I don’t think I’ve seen a prolonged set up like this before. The severe weather begins on Friday, and likely continues through at least Wednesday or Thursday…

By Brian May 14, 2019 Off

Hurricane Michael upgraded to category 5

Yesterday, the National Hurricane Center announced that it was upgrading Hurricane Michael to a category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Michael, which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida on October 10 of last year, was originally rated as a high-end category 4 storm with 155 mph winds. But a post-storm analysis determined that wind speeds were actually…

By Brian April 20, 2019 Off

Severe weather over the weekend

This past weekend had the largest severe weather outbreak so far this year. Unfortunately, there were a few fatalities. The severe weather outbreak started on Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center gave the day a Moderate Risk of severe weather; the second highest rating. Overall, it was kind of a messy day. A couple different lines…

By Brian April 16, 2019 Off

Welcome to the new MMU!

So! I am in the process of updating the website. I have added WordPress to the homepage to make editing things a bit quicker. I may be editing other parts of the website as well. The plan is to turn this website into more of a blog, where I’ll talk about the weather, my travels…

By Brian April 13, 2019 Off

Hello from Washington State!

Hello everyone! It’s been a while! I guess a recap of events is in order. I was living in Peoria, Illinois, and working down in Washington, Illinois. But I applied for, and was hired at, a new job; this one in Bellevue, Washington. I moved from Peoria at the end of June, 2016 to my…

By Brian September 27, 2017 Off

June Storms

Went storm chasing yesterday. Saw one confirmed tornado, and one possible one. Head over to the ‘Storm Chase’ section of the website to read my chase log, or just click on the picture below.

By Brian June 23, 2016 Off

What’s new

Not a damn thing, really. I would like to start forecasting for Peoria on a daily basis. I have been working on a page for that, but it is a work in progress.  I did go on my first storm chase of the year back on March 15th. I saw a few wall clouds, and…

By Brian April 6, 2016 Off

2015 in Review

The 2015 had a lot of ups and downs for me. But I think the positives of this year definitely outweigh the negatives. I started this year off as a senior meteorology major at Northern Illinois University. I was also the President of NIU’s chapter of the American Meteorological Society. I went on my first…

By Brian December 17, 2015 Off