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6/17/2011 Willmar Minnesota area Wall Clouds and thunderstorms

Just getting my blog updated from this weekend.  Severe storms and a tornado warned storm impacted the Kandiyohi County area to the south of Willmar, MN.

The slow moving storms made for some great time lapse video as the storms virtually sat in place.

The video shows a great looking thunderstorm with a wall cloud and possible weak funnel cloud under it that was very brief before falling apart.

Also in this video is a time lapse of the storm from the dash camera to show the storm motion.

Catching up on stuff

It's been a pretty busy couple of months and I have not been updating my personal site often.  I've been busy working on lots of stuff for BNVN and helping out my friends. 

Now it's time to get caught up with my own projects.  This week I'm working on a lot of stuff at home.  The garden will be big on the list but that is just for weeding since most of it is already going string. 

Things on my todo list include Tape Review, I have about 30 hours of HDV tape that I need to review,

Are the large number of recent tornado deaths due to "As Seen On TV"

It's been awhile since I posted anything but I have been really busy if you have been following the blog with working the news desk here but there is something I wanted to write about.

I was able to get away this past week for a trip to Kansas to go and pick up a new truck, I had a lot of time to think about and to talk to a lot of my storm chasing friends about the large number of recent deaths due to the tornadoes over the last six weeks. 

What the heck have I been up to for the last month.

Wow, it has been almost a month since I updated the blog on 3/11/2011 which was the date of the 9.0 earthquake and Tsunami that Japan.  

Since that date I have been pretty busy with stock footage from my friend Brian Barnes who was in Otsuchi Japan when the earthquake hit.  The footage is pretty insane. Here is the link for the footage.

Another major blog update for Hurricane Rita

I just finshed updating my Hurricane Rita blog.  Yes I know the storm was back in 2005 but with the new website and the reviewing and updating of all the blogs, I have added all the missing details and links to all the footage

Now I only have Hurricane Wilma and TS Alberto to update and then I'm done with that part of the webpage for good.

Updating the Hurricane blogs. The Hurricane Katrina book (blog) is finally on line.

Last week I finally realized why it has taken so long for me to update the websites, I like to write but I hate it at the same time because it just reminds me of when I was in school.  It always took a lot of time and I never liked how I wrote it and would have to rewrite until it finally took several hours and way more time than I planned for it to take in the first place because I would have a run on sentence like this one...