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Dan Robinson
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The legacy StormTrack "Who's Who in Storm Chasing" directory is being revived in a new and improved way!   All chasers who were in the old Who's Who list and all current/former active chasers are welcome to be a part of it  Great way to list your web site/blog/social media feeds on a high-traffic site.  Here are the details:  http://www.stormtrack.org/forum/showthread.php?31021-Who-s-Who-of-Chasing!

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"Icezilla" is the name being given to a light freezing rain event that crippled the northeast US yesterday. Countless large pileups occurred. An unusual number of accidents were caught on video by local residents. The death toll now up to 6. This event also caused the highest single-day traffic to the icyroadsafety.com site since I launched it in 2008. http://icyroadsafety.com/blog/jan1915a.shtml

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My Top 10 storm chasing captures and adventures in 2014: http://stormhighway.com/blog2015/jan1715a.php  #lightning #stlwx #ilwx #chicago #stl

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The deadliest icy road event in the past 6 years was the December 23-24, 2008 freezing rain event, which hit mainly the Midwestern US states. 49 people lost their lives in 2 days. Compare that with most single weather events of ANY type! Only the Joplin tornado and the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak took more lives in a single event within 48 hours in that time period.

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What would NOAA's weather fatalities chart look like IF icy road deaths were counted? THIS. ‪#‎winter‬ ‪#‎accidents‬
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In less than a week, we've seen 28 fatalities on icy roads during this winter weather outbreak. Accidents on icy roads kill and injure more than twice the number of people than all other severe weather hazards combined (tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, lightning). The interior parts of the US have the highest accident rates. Even in the "Tornado Alley" states, many more people die on icy roads per year than in tornadoes.  Icy road deaths are not counted in official weather statistics.  However, consider that flood deaths in automobiles (which ARE counted) are similar in nature.  Drivers enter water not knowing how bad the danger is.  Awareness efforts for road icing should match that of flooding to help drivers change their behavior.
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Winter weather awareness week starts tomorrow in some states. Icy roads are the number one hazard during the winter months - surpassing all other forms of severe weather combined! Take a free online course on road ice safety at: http://icyroadsafety.com/
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