I was supposed to be on a date with my wife tonight after the 6 p.m. newscast. So I first wanted to thank my lovely wife for understanding why I needed to stay late once again with severe weather cut-ins and then having to go out to assess storm damage. Without Julie I would not be able to do what I love day in and day out. I will make sure to take her out this weekend and take good care of her! Here are some of the pictures I came back with and I will make sure to post some stories as well after taking care of my lovely wife and family. You will likely see me by a pool this weekend with a much quieter forecast finally here.
I want to thank all the bloggers. We knew today had the potential of getting ugly in a hurry and many times you have to wait to see how things play out in these type of situations. We all knew we were in trouble just before 4 p.m. as those monster supercells were swinging our way from Missouri with an upper-level disturbance. I was watching an amazing storm movement on those cells of 65 to 70 mph. So I could not get back to the blog as much as I wanted to since we started going wall to wall on television. We did our first cut-in at 4:25 p.m. to make sure everybody was ready.
Good job to all the bloggers of updating the latest weather conditions and also keeping everybody as calm as possible. Justin, my man, hey dawg, check this out, you did a good job on updates when I was busy with my on-air duties. I think you just proved you have a future in not only storm chasing but someday being a meteorologist! That is my best Randy Jackson impersonation I can do, but really....my hats off to Justin. Even Scaredy Cat seemed to come around a bit. She will have to meet my middle child who does not like ANY storms and just a little bit of thunder sets her off. My goal is for Abbey and Scaredy Cat to learn how to remain calm. Remember as long as you are alert and in your safe location your chances of ever getting hurt during severe storms is very small. How can you not feel safe after coming to this blog and getting tons of support from the BEST BLOGGERS ON EARTH! Have a great weekend weatherwise and otherwise. :)