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We made it! We arrived in West Yarmouth about 4:30 pm on Saturday. Along the way we stopped to visit two lighthouses in Rhode Island and eat a lobster roll. 🙂
I've added a few pictures and a couple of videos below. Most were taken at the two lighthouses or on the way to them. Oh... and my lobster roll. 🙂 You can't forget the lob
After the fiasco from yesterday, we have decided to skip the stop in Philly to see Independence Hall, and I think that decision proved to be a wise one.
Also... if you travel and use Google Maps... just know that the drive times you see is probably not going to be the time you actually spend on the road. Obviously Google doesn't know how many times you're gonna stop, and it doesn't know how fast you'll travel among other things.
The bridge you see in the picture above is one of many on th
Home to Baltimore
Here we go! Up early this morning for one of our two longest continuous stretches of driving. Our destination today is the Hyatt Regency at the inner harbor area of Baltimore Maryland. Thanks to @mudrun for all of the great information about the Baltimore area!
This leg of the trip is about 650 miles and Google is estimating about 11 hours on the road, so it's going to be a long day. The plan is to leave at 4 am in order to miss rush hour traffic in Charlotte and DC. T
Today in Weather History for May 29 May 29, 1951 A massive hailstorm, from Wallace to Kearney County in Kansas, caused six million dollars damage to crops. (David Ludlum) May 29, 1953 A tornado, 600 yards wide at times, killed two persons on its 20 mile path from southwest of Fort Rice ND into Emmons County. Nearly every building in Fort Rice was damaged. The Catholic church was leveled, with some pews jammed four feet into the ground. (The Weather Channel) May 29, 1987 Thunderstorms in
Today in Weather History for May 28 May 28, 1877 A "terrific" two day long sandstorm (sand) blasted Yuma, AZ. (28th-29th) (The Weather Channel) May 28, 1942 The latest snowstorm of record for the state of Iowa left ten inches at LeMars, eight inches at Cherokee, and 7.5 inches at Waukon. Afternoon highs were in the lower 30's in parts of northwestern Iowa. (The Weather Channel) May 28, 1947 A storm produced heavy snow across Wisconsin, with ten inches reported at Gay Mills. The snow dam
Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park
This is going to be the story of our two week vacation through the New England states, complete with all of the places we will see, things we will learn, and memories that we will make. Amy and I will include as many pictures, videos, links to the places and things we do, as well as any other information we can find to help document the entire trip. (You know, just in case you'd like to go sometime 🙂 When I was 16 years old my parents took us on a trip
Today in Weather History for May 27 May 27, 1896 A massive tornado struck Saint Louis, MO, killing 306 persons and causing thirteen million dollars damage. The tornado path was short, but cut across a densely populated area. It touched down six miles west of Eads Bridge in Saint Louis and widened to a mile as it crossed into East Saint Louis. The tornado was the most destructive of record in the U.S. up until that time. It pierced a five-eighths inch thick iron sheet with a two by four inch p
Good Monday morning!
Got rain? Let me answer that from here... yes you do. 🙂
Here's a look at the morning radar look at 4:30 am Lincoln time
Radar estimated rainfall amounts
Here's the word about today from the Omaha NWS office:
So after the rain is over later this morning, it should be a fairly nice day at the airport.
Have a great day and a safe ride home!!! 🙂
Good Sunday morning to everyone!
Looks like Lincoln was brushed with some showers last night, but luckily the heavier stuff stayed to the south.
From the SPC Severe Weather Outlook maps, it appears the severe weather is dancing all around Lincoln, but it's afraid to get any closer, so it waits until Tuesday before making an appearance.
All in all... not a bad day forecast. Most of the rain, if it rains, will fall in the evenings, leaving some ni
Today in Weather History for May 26 May 26, 1771 A famous Virginia flood occurred as heavy rains in the mountains brought all rivers in the state to record high levels. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) May 26, 1917 A tornado touched down near Louisiana MO about noon and remained on the ground for a distance of 293 miles, finally lifting seven hours and twenty minutes later in eastern Jennings County, IN. The twister cut a swath of destruction two and a half miles wide through Mattoon
Today in Weather History for May 25 May 25, 1917 A tornado ripped through southeast Kansas, traveling 65 mph. The average speed was a record for any tornado. (The Weather Channel) May 25, 1955 Two tornadoes struck the town of Blackwell, OK, within a few minutes time during the late evening. The tornadoes killed 18 persons and injured more than 500 others. Early the next morning a tornado virtually obliterated the small community of Udall KS killing 80 persons and injuring 270 persons. More
Good Saturday morning to everyone! Decided to use the new blog site instead of the old one, so it may look a little different here today!
But first, a reminder that I have a page that is devoted to the weather at Lincoln, so anytime you like to see what's going on there, use this link to check it out. http://www.daculaweather.com/4_track_lincoln.php
The bullseye for the severe weather keeps shifting around and luckily, Lincoln isn't in the worst of it. But even if it's not the worst,
If you'd like to better understand the sport I participate in, and the sport and competitors I do it for, just follow the videos below. Many of you reading this already know all of this and have also seen it all, so this would many be for those inquisitive readers that want to learn more.
BEST video link that explains what we do. The green car at the end is my main competitor.
2011 - In one of my more embarrassing moments in the car, they had to capture... no, just j
Today in Weather History for May 24 May 24, 1894 Six inches of snow blanketed Kentucky. Just four days earlier as much as ten inches of snow had fallen across Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Six days earlier a violent storm had wrecked nine ships on Lake Michigan. (David Ludlum) May 24, 1930 A tornado touched down near the town of Pratt, KS, and traveled at the incredibly slow speed of just 5 mph. (The Weather Channel) May 24, 1940 Hail fell near Ada OK to a depth of six to eight inch
This blog is sucking the content from my old blog via a RSS feed, and it doesn't always get the formatting correct, so I may do some of the blog post directly from this site. Anyway... this was from this is morning... sort of. 😛
Good Friday morning to everyone!
We have some active weather on Lincoln's doorstep for this afternoon and evening, and I know some strong storms came through last night. If you travel with your car in a trailer, that's great. There will be
Today in Weather History for May 23 May 23, 1882 An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) May 23, 1953 The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of May. (The Weather Channel) May 23, 1987 It was a busy day for thunderstorms in the central U.S. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 65 mp
Welcome back to Lincoln and welcome back to the Lincoln weather!
Without wasting any of your time (I hope), let's get to an overview of what may be in store for the event this weekend.
The last thing that you want to hear when you're on that wide open concrete cornfield is that there is severe weather around, because there is absolutely no place to go. With that being said... there is a chance for severe weather for at least three of the days you'll be there. Keep in mind, these Risk area
Today in Weather History for May 22 May 22, 1876 Denver CO was drenched with 6.53 inches of rain in 24 hours, an all-time record for that location. (The Weather Channel) May 22, 1911 The temperature at Lewiston ME soared to 101 degrees. It was the hottest temperature ever recorded in New England during the month of May. (David Ludlum) May 22, 1987 A powerful tornado virtually wiped the small southwest Texas community of Saragosa off the map. The twister destroyed eighty- five percent of
Today in Weather History for May 21 May 21, 1860 A swarm of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes struck the cities of Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chillicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH, causing a million dollars damage. (David Ludlum) May 21, 1895 The temperature at Norwalk, OH, dipped to 19 degrees to set a state record for the month of May. (The Weather Channel) May 21, 1896 The mercury soared to 124 degrees at Salton, CA, to establish a U.S. record for May. (Sandra and TI
Thunder Hole - Acadia National Park
Today in Weather History for May 20 May 20, 1894 A record late snow of two to eight inches whitened parts of central and eastern Kentucky. Lexington KY received six inches of snow. (The Weather Channel) May 20, 1916 A tornado struck the town of Codell, KS. A tornado struck the town on the same day the following year (1917), and a third tornado hit Cordell on May 20th in 1918. (The Weather Channel) May 20, 1957 A tornado touched down to the southw
Today in Weather History for May 19 May 19, 1780 The infamous "dark day" in New England tradition. At noon it was nearly as dark as night. Chickens went to roost, and many persons were fearful of divine wrath. The phenomena was caused by forest fires to the west of New England. (David Ludlum) May 19, 1955 Lake Maloya NM received 11.28 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) May 19, 1975 Thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail and wind gusts to 11
Today in Weather History for May 18 May 18, 1825 A tornado (said to have crossed all of the state of Ohio) smashed into the log cabin settlement of Burlington, northeast of Columbus. (David Ludlum) May 18, 1960 Salt Lake City UT received an inch of snow. It marked their latest measurable snowfall of record. (The Weather Channel) May 18, 1980 Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the