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The geese outside my house in Cary eat right off my lap!
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It was pretty awesome being on your discussion. I'm quite a skittish ranter under pressure. Being on the discussion with what I view as one of the top three Broadcast Meteorologists in the North Carolina, that was pretty cool!

One thing I must follow up on in my disorganized banter of thoughts in advice to new storm spotter/chasers: Definitely venture out with someone more experienced and learn from them! NO, you're not egotistic if you have your own website, but where I was trying to go with that thought is that it is viewed negatively to build an ego off of false truths such as one plastering on their websites/social media that they chase for the NWS and/or SPC. This is a common banter among that some new/young chasers tout on their media sites. The NWS (as a government organization) does not endorse/condone going out in dangerous weather -- especially in the "jungles." But they will never not take a report over those who practice the activity at their own risk.

Lastly, stay humble about your success and learn from mistakes/failures. One awesome chase might boost your confidence, but don't let it impede on your attitude towards others new or of lesser expertise -- help them. We were all new at one times, and some of us learned from someone else, so pay it forward and share in the beauty of nature rather then compete for the best "views" or "likes" on the internet!
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Awesome Summer storm that rolled through Holly Springs, NC this evening! #ncwx  
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Video shot by Sam Roback today of some strong straight line winds during our chase today at Jordan Lake, NC. We estimated 60 mph winds, and an LSR nearby reported an anemometer reading of 71mph!
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Sold! Hats off to all involved in this charitable production. Will make a great stocking stuffer for my boys :)
 
Storm Assist's 2012 charity DVD is now available at: http://stormassist.org/buy-dvd/
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My stills from chasing the tornado outbreak last weekend.
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Some great structure taken two days ago in Dunn, NC! the Overlapping Shelf cloud was awesome, and I was lucky to get a lightning strike during the pan to illuminate the right side!
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Really Cool Timelapse of a shelf cloud approaching!
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Linux/UNIX, Windows, Cisco, Advanced Metering Infrastructure
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I like Computers, NASCAR, Storms, Jesus, routers, beer, and the Green Bay Packers.
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I am a combat Infantry Veteran with a career in Information Technology. Primarily, I focus in network technologies, and Jr Linux/UNIX server administration.
 
I am an experienced Storm Chaser and participant with the Central Carolina SKYWARN program. Severe weather has been a fascination of mine since 5 years old, and storm spotting has been a practiced hobby since high school. I usually chase storms with in NC and Dixie Alley, but I also head out to chase in the plains once a year around May (or sooner if the setup looks epic). You can find a lot of my storm media by Google'n "Cackalacky Chaser"
 
I also enjoy independent studies of Micro and Mesoscale Meteorology, as well as network protocols and computer engineering.
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Lived in Baghdad for a year, observed tornadogenesis, Owner of the Green Bay Packers
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Large Tornado near Salina Kansas April 14, 2012
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Check out my photography of this tornado on my flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cackalackychaser/sets/72157629839406141/ Incredible