Tag: weather

Weather Station Excitement

August 24th, 2011, 4 Comments

I’ve sort of wanted a weather station for a long time. Lately, the ham radio hobby has intensified that, and I finally got one. When I finally got the serial link cable yesterday, well I was perhaps irrationally excited. Terah accused me of running all around the house while gathering up stuff for it. That […]

We Are Plains People, And Our Music Has Tornadoes

April 26th, 2009, 3 Comments

There’s little that scares Kansans more than a good tornado. And, truth be told, there’s little that excites us more than a good tornado, either. After all, we know it’s going to be good for a story. Here on the plains, it is easy to remember how powerful nature really is. Weather sweeps in from […]

Ice Photos

December 17th, 2007, 4 Comments

For those of you wanting to see some pictures from the recent ice storm, here you go. The morning: This bush sorta got short and flat: A tree branch: And another: Then, at noon: Then the snow came: If you have trouble finding the driveway… well, good thing we’ve got reflectors. The rental generator that […]

It’s Cold Outside

December 10th, 2007, 2 Comments

A day or two ago, I got the feeling that winter has set in. Maybe you know the feeling. I looked outside the bedroom window. The trees had a bit of white all over. The tall grass in the distance had a sheen of gray on it. The sky was a uniform gray. Small ice […]


May 6th, 2007, 4 Comments

Many of you probably know what this means. That was what I saw early this morning when the weather woke me up. I went downstairs and checked the weather on the Internet. And sure enough, a line of thunderstorms was slowly moving across pretty much all of Kansas. This morning, when we woke up, our […]

CNN arrives in Kansas, survives tornado and prairie fire, and gets out

March 31st, 2006, No Comments

A CNN crew was apparently in Kansas briefly this week. They seemed surprised to be hit by tornadoes, and then by a 5,000-acre prairie fire. I started smelling smoke yesterday evening, went outside to investigate. I didn’t see or hear any fire. I figured some grassland must be burning again, and checked on it every […]


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