In my spare time I enjoy watching and studying the weather, in addition to more normal human activities.
Communication through writing and photography are my passions, though I've always been a tech nerd as well.
- University of ConnecticutPolitical Science, 2000 - 2005
- The Washington PostCapital Weather Gang forecaster and photographer, 2009 - present
- The Brookings InstitutionSenior Research Assistant, 2009 - present
- The Brookings InstitutionCommunications and Web Coordinator, 2006 - 2008
- Capital Weather LLCPhotographer, 2006 - 2009
November 2015 High Plains tornado outbreak was rare and historic for the...
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EF3 and stronger tornadoes are running near historic lows in 2015
Despite a near-normal heart of tornado season in 2015, it’s become another year remembered for its lack of activity.
Here’s where tornadoes typically form in September across the United States
Tornado territory begins to noticeably shrink as fall arrives across the country. Tropical systems can spell big trouble.
Here’s where tornadoes typically form in June across the United States
June is typically the final month of peak tornado activity in any given year. What it often lacks in huge outbreaks, it makes up in consiste
May continues being May by delivering waves of tornadoes
While much of the week was fairly tame, it was book ended by larger events. Looks like more tornadoes are ahead.
May starts the most active for tornadoes in at least five years, and it ...
Now matter how you slice it, the first full week of May 2015 was a big one for tornadoes.
Videos from the May 6, 2015 Plains tornado outbreak
The first significant tornado outbreak of 2015 brought tornado activity to a region spanning from Nebraska to Texas.
Sleepy end to April despite near-normal monthly tornado numbers; May com...
As much as April kept on sending storms, we probably should have expected the break that arrived. How long will it last?
April tornado numbers keep climbing, but a quiet finish is ahead
Last week was full of storms, and quite a few tornadoes as well. Twisters are set to take a break as we close the month and start May.
To wedge or not to wedge? Tornado types include many shapes and sizes.
The term "wedge" has become popularized, but they only make up a fraction of tornadoes. Have a look at the varied forms tornadoes can take.
Palm Sunday 1965: Southern Great Lakes ravaged by one of the worst torna...
On April 11, 1965, and over a time span of approximately 12 hours, one of the most infamous tornado events in United States history took pla