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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday chase potential update

No change. Still watching to see how far north the warm front will lift. Caveat is the super annoying WAA this morning setting off all kinds of junky convection just north of the boundary. There has been some talk of the Minneapolis metro area being under the gun. I hope not but is sure looks possible. Still watching a line from Blomkest, MN over to Dassel, to Buffalo (where I live LOL) through the northwest suburbs to Forest Lake. If the warm front gets orientated a little more SW/NE and not E/W or a kink develops, could be see a long track torn today. I don't think this will be the case but is possible. Gads, this is starting to sound like a SPC MD. Bottom line is sit and wait as I doubt travel will be much over an hour or so to the target today. Or I could be really lazy and play intercept. I dunno...

Anyhow, Cullen and I made an early morning run to pick up the supplies to make a farmer's breakfast and brought the D50 out of retirement just for fun. Lightning by the house about 5:30 am.



Christopher said...

Sitting in Hamburg waiting. Been a pretty slow year. Figures, first year Skywarn certified and NADA!!!

See ya on the radio KD0ETP. What Freq do you report on?

Christopher said...

I am sitting in Hamburg....waiting. What freq are you usually on?

Dann Cianca said...

What exactly is a "farmer's breakfast"? :)

mnwxchaser said...

Farmer's breakfast = fresh hashbrowns, some onion, green pepper, ring sausage (we use kielbasa). Mix all of this together and brown over medium heat in a frying pan. Just as it gets done, take about 1/2 cup of the same eggs you would use to make scambled (2 eggs and about 1/4 cup of milk mixed with a wire whisk) and pour it over the top. Quickly stir the egg in then push it into a square shape with a spatual. Cook about 1 minute and serve. Excellent with hot picante sauce on top.

Freqs....146.550 on simplex and 147.000 for reporting non urgent stuff like hail and delayed damage. I prefer to call the local NWS directly or use SN if I am in another CWA.

Christopher said...

I was out with brad Winger last night and saw the Tornado touch down. We were just west of Long Lake, I believe on cty24. We did not see anything definitive on the radar but the sky looked good. All of a sudden NWS called us and asked what we saw because the hook was right on top of us, the radar updated and sure enough. We saw some power flashes and trees down and all of a sudden we hit an area with no trees to our north and the Tornado was literally a couple hundred feet away on the ground. Unfortunately no pics because we were dodging trees and power lines. We stayed on the phone with NWS for the next hour and followed it all the way up to 694. Ended up being a great chase that was really just lucky.

Chris Tordsen
Metro Skywarn#8302

Dann Cianca said...

Damnit Bill, that sounds delicious. I'm going to have to make it. lol

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