Tag Archives: National Weather Service

A Close Winter Call

The weather here in southwest Missouri is nothing if not unpredictable.  We are at a juncture where the jet stream generally dives down from northwest to southeast.  Sometimes it’s above Joplin and sometimes south, so it really keeps us hopping. … Continue reading

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Overreacting In Tornado Alley

Have you noticed?  Government tends to become overprotective when public safety is the issue. I am all for reasonable efforts but there is an ongoing campaign in Joplin Missouri now that is over the top and misguided, in my opinion. … Continue reading

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Old Dogs and Weather Tricks

It was the late 1970’s and I was standing on our front porch in Lawrence, Kansas, watching two small tornadoes dance across the landscape south of town a few miles away.  Mollie was yelling for me to come down to … Continue reading

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