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Jeff Richardson
Attended St. Gregory's University
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Hollywood special effects have nothing on the Logan Co. OK wildfire that burned out-of-control Sunday afternoon & evening. Watching the live stream from media helicopters was a jaw-dropping experience.
A sweltering pool of hot air set up over the Southern Plains this weekend, smashing records in Kansas and Oklahoma, and stoking wildfires.
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Good read especially for those with an interest in #citizenscience There's also a mention of the #mPING app!
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/ping/
 
Crowdsourcing - the future of weather forecasting?

"There’s a tremendous sense that people enjoy having this capability and want to be connected and want their car to be part of a larger system that can alert them in return. You can be told through various apps that the wet weather that you’re going through turns to ice 15 miles ahead. That’s information that you as a driver can then use to decide what to do; to stop or take a different road. . . ."

UCAR President Tom Bogdan talks with Forbes contributor Bruce Dorminey:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2014/02/26/crowdsourcing-as-the-future-of-weather-forecasting/

#weather  #weatherapps   #transportation    #crowdsourcing  
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Many have seen this earth wind map before, but it's hard to not share it again every so often...
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Getting winter precip? Get NSSL's #mPING app, report your precip & help weather research and citizen science!
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Contiguous USA had cooler than normal Oct. while Alaska basked in their warmest Oct. on record.
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Latest State Of The Climate report from NOAA...it was the 8th wettest & 15th warmest summer for the contiguous USA.
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WOW... check out the horrible mess at Cheaha State Park, atop Alabama's highest mountain. Incredible ice storm! A big shout out to park employees who have been stranded up there for these pictures...
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Video briefing from the NWS in Des Moines, IA regarding severe weather potential for Thursday (Slight Risk) & Friday (Moderate & Slight Risk)
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Education
  • St. Gregory's University
    B.S. Sociology
  • Tulsa Community College
    A. S. Geography/Physical Science
  • OK Jr. College
    A. S. Marketing
  • Tulsa Memorial HS Class of 1980
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Meteorology, climatology, geosciences, and much, much, more.
Introduction
Owner/administrator of  Tornado Quest and its associated social media, citizen scientist, scientific method advocate, rational freethinking secular humanist, INTP personality (fraught with it's own hazards), and earth science fanatic. I'm a major league weather geek (and yes, I'm a storm chaser/Skywarn spotter & have been since March, 1982) with particular interests in mesoscale meteorology, numerical weather prediction, climatology & climate change, storm damage surveys, social ramifications & reactions to impending severe weather, and long-term social/psychological effects of major disasters on mental health. My other interests include astronomy, evolutionary biology, paleontology, science education, art history, portrait, figure, and fine art photography, silent, foreign, & classic (pre-1960) films, KISS memorabilia, and online privacy/security issues. I'm quite adept with a 35mm or 120 film camera...and the bass guitar...the latter of which I love to play at high volume with sloppy, but good intentions.
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Proud father of planet Earth's most awesome daughter! She's my pride & joy; headstrong, autonomous, creative, intelligent, analytic, and graceful in her own unique way. Being a good "daddy" for her is the most important job I'll ever have. She takes after her mother & my wonderful wife Susan who has never met an obsticle she didn't tackle by the horns.
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