Skew-T Meteorologist in Kansas City

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Thursday Afternoon Storm Chase

Supercell over the Manhattan, Kansas airport
Supercell over the Manhattan, Kansas airport

Leaving work a couple of hours early, we drove as far west as Florence and Junction City, Kansas. We ended up following several tornado warned storms but high precipitation reduced visibility.

Radarscope depiction of KEAX after the heaviest rain past Kansas City
Radarscope depiction of KEAX after the heaviest rain past Kansas City

On the way back east to KC, a very strong conglomeration of storms caught up with us. For the last 40 miles or so incredibly heavy rain made it nearly impossible to see the non reflective lane markings and slowed most drivers down to a near standstill on the freeway. One of the cells that passed just 10 miles or so from home produced hail over an inch in diameter.

Good Bye TDI

My 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
My 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Today I effected the buyback of my Volkswagen Jetta TDI. I was definitely disappointed that the "clean diesel" I had purchased was not what I thought it was, despite overall having a good ownership experience.

AMS 2017

Seattle Convention Center
Seattle Convention Center
787 at the Museum of Flight
787 at the Museum of Flight

Cha-Am

Cha-Am Thai Restaurant in Berkeley
Cha-Am Thai Restaurant in Berkeley

This week Cha-Am, a Thai restaurant that's been in Berkeley for thirty years or so and long a favorite of mine, closed down. The owners are retiring to spend more time with family, and they will be sorely missed.

Visiting the kitchen
Visiting the kitchen

Sunset

Shelf cloud from an extinct thunderstorm moving over the neighborhood pond
Shelf cloud from an extinct thunderstorm moving over the neighborhood pond
Cumulus above the roof this evening
Cumulus above the roof this evening