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W. Scott Lincoln
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FYI... for those interested in analysis of violent tornado mortality rates (in regards to myths such as "if you dont get below ground, you will not survive this tornado") I have written a technical blog post that summarizes some past information in the scientific literature and also adds in some data from the recently-released NIST report on the Joplin, MO, tornado from 2011.

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Blog and Google Site for W. Scott Lincoln, Hydrologist/Cartographer/Environmental Scientist from New Orleans, LA.
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Hydrologist, Environmental Scientist, Cartographer
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  • National Weather Service
    Hydrologist, Environmental Scientist, Cartographer, 2010 - present
  • Iowa State University
    2007 - 2010
  • Dahls Foods
    2006 - 2007
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Alleman, IA - Ames, IA
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Raised with a passion for meteorology.  Educated to be an environmental scientist. Work as a hydrologist & cartographer.

Technical information and/or analysis that I share is not necessarily intended to supersede conclusions made in the peer reviewed literature.  As specified by the NOAA Scientific Integrity Policy, comments I post online through my Weather Underground account, personal website, or any social networking site such as Facebook or Google+ reflects my personal and/or professional opinion, but may not reflect the official opinion of NOAA and the National Weather Service.
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  • Iowa State University
    Environmental Science/GIS/Meteorology, 2003 - 2009
  • North Polk High School
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We had a very good recent experience at this Goodyear Auto Service Center. We've been a previous customer, but not for every servicing that is required by our vehicles. For this particular instance, one of our vehicles broke down and had to be towed for service. After their initial tests, it was determined that a part needed to be replaced, but this part had already been replaced twice in the last 2 years (the first time by a friend, then just a few weeks later by Goodyear). We mentioned the concern over the part and asked if there could be anything else wrong with the vehicle that would cause the part to fail again so quickly. They could not find any reason. Although the 1 year warranty for the part had expired, they offered to remove all labor costs because the last repair was done by them. A few days later, they found that the new part did not solve the problem. It was actually a different part (which fails very very rarely) that causes the appearance of the other part having failed. When we returned to pick up the vehicle, not only had they fixed the part that was actually causing the issue, but they left in the new original part. When we asked why they didn't take it out so they had the part for other uses, they indicated that it would have taken too much labor to take it back out. They wouldn't take money for the part that hadn't failed, no would they take money for the labor. They also talked to the part manufacturer to work out a lifetime guarantee on the part. We were very impressed with the customer service at this location, and almost felt as if we were not paying enough for the service provided.
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Strengths included the very nice pool area that included a main pool, a smaller wading pool for kids, and a larger than average hot tub. The pool area also included numerous nice tables with umbrellas. Landscaping was very nice. Breakfast was included and was more than just a simple pastries, it included eggs and sausage. The staff was particularly friendly. Some negative aspects included the outdated rooms and exterior. Rooms seemed a bit small. The outside-facing rooms were also not so great in the summer desert heat. With some renovations in a few areas. this location could be top notch again. Staff indicated that this hotel was going through a name change and would soon no longer be affiliated with the Comfort Inn brand nor Choice Hotels group.
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We are almost exclusive La Quinta customers, so picking this location was easy when looking for a reasonably priced stay in the KC area. The location is convenient to I-35 and has several food establishments within walking distance. Unfortunately, our stay at this location was full of disappointments in many areas. The interior of the hotel has definitely seen its age and is long overdue for a renovation. We had one of our rooms where the door lock did not function properly. The cable for the TV in one of the rooms did not function for the first day and also again on the last day. I did work with the front desk staff to resolve, and on the second day they got it working, which it continued to do, until late the last evening. There are areas where repainting in the common areas is long overdue. Several locations on our floor had large gashes into the wall just above the floor. I'm not talking just marks, but actual open gashes into the wall. The elevator moved slowly and was somewhat "rickety." The bathroom trim in both of our rooms was coming apart. The bathtubs were both stained. In one of the rooms, the shower head was at least partially clogged. Housekeeping was spotty at best, often times not appearing to do much in the room while we were gone. One day they showed up after 4pm asking if we wanted our room cleaned; we had already returned for the day so declined. The one day that one room got much attention was when we flagged down a member of the staff and indicated some special requests and that we had provided a tip for them. The staff was always friendly and courteous. They did appear to do their best to solve the situations mention above when we brought them to their attention, even when the problems were not solved. A discount on our stay was also offered. One thing that worked surprisingly well for a hotel was the WiFi internet. We had fast download speeds or no issues with the connection. I have paid $10-20 less per night for hotels with fewer issues than we experienced here. We will probably consider staying elsewhere on our next KC visit, at least until renovations are made.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stayed here based upon a recommendation. Good place for people trying to avoid the same old chain hotels. Staff was always friendly and went out of their way to make our stay better. We found them attentive and proactive with our concerns. The property was clean and well maintained. The pool area was nice but got pretty busy by mid afternoon on the Thursday in June. Cocktails and appetizers were a little pricey from the on-site restaurants and bars, at least to us. Many food options and stores in the neighborhood within walking distance. About 8 blocks to a full service grocery store with a satellite transit store. Many great transit options, including a bus rapid transit line with a stop 1 block away. Wi-Fi was slow. There were a few cracks in the bathroom tiling. Loud noise into the evening Thursday and Friday with events going on in the conservatory and co-located bars. If you are looking for quiet and peace, you may want to think twice, especially on weekends.
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