Tag : weather

Storms over Rockford

If you’ve met me, it’s probably no secret that I’m a weather junkie. I’m convinced that in a past life I was a meteorologist. So you might find it surprising that I’ve never really gone out to make any cool weather photos. I’ve been working to change that over the last year or so. When strong storms are predicted for our area, I gather my remote camera bag and trek up the stairwell in the Rockford Register Star news tower. I […]

Spring storms in St. Louis

Most people can enjoy or appreciate a spring shower. It takes a bit of a unique personality like that of my own to enjoy strong storms that produce heavy rain, hail, lightning and occasionally tornadoes. I have what one might call a slight obsession with storms. There is something soothing about them even thought they can often be incredibly violent. When I know storms are coming, I listen to NOAA weather radio, SKYWARN frequencies and constantly monitor live Doppler radar […]

Seeing red

When did they all come down? The leaves that is. It seems like it was just yesterday when the grass was green. That is probably because many of the leaves started falling yesterday (or at least not too long ago). When I woke up this morning and stepped outside, I noticed that this car got bombarded with leaves overnight. Ok. So it wasn’t completely “bombarded” but it did stand out more than any other car on the block. Red leaves […]

Fresh October air

I think Gavin and I picked the best day to go camping in October. If we went any earlier, the trees wouldn’t have been as colorful. If we went any later, it would have been a little chilly.We had perfect weather, beautiful scenery and water that wasn’t too cold. It’s always nice getting in touch with nature. This year, our adventure started somewhere near Eminence, MO. Once we found the drop off point, we quickly got on the river. Shortly […]

St. Charles Marathon 2008

When you have a long day of shooting, you hope for good weather. The one thing you don’t want to hear is: “Windy with rain diminishing to a few showers late. High 73F. ENE winds shifting to NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall may reach one inch. Locally heavier rainfall possible.” That’s what the weather channel has planned for tomorrow. The brief blurb says 80% chance of heavy rain/wind. This is of course hurricane/tropical storm […]