Today is the two-year anniversary of the January 2012 Tornado Outbreak that dropped an EF-3 and two EF-2 tornadoes in Alabama, killing two. This is not to be confused with the January 2010 tornado outbreak, or the April 2011 tornado outbreak.
I'm not sure why I wasn't able to blog about this in 2012, but here is a list of Social Media updates that I did:
RT @henry_margusity: Special Blog Posted on the Severe Weather Outbreak Today. Expecting over 100 reports of severe weather later...— Jesse Ferrell (@Accu_Jesse) January 22, 2012
RT @breakingweather: At least 4 people were killed & several homes were destroyed by tornadoes that touched down in Alabama....— Jesse Ferrell (@Accu_Jesse) January 23, 2012
Comparison of yesterday's tornado tracks vs. those of last April in Alabama, Mississippi - some got hit twice http://t.co/8FnIWRbI— Jesse Ferrell (@Accu_Jesse) January 24, 2012
Here are some images that I had saved on my computer. More information is available from the NWS in Birmingham.
Last weekend, I presented the weather science side of UFOs at a paranormal conference in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Since then, there have been several local UFO sightings of note.
A trend I've noticed this Summer on Social Media is a large increase in "lightning strike selfies." Here are a few examples.
I documented a couple of undular bores on my blog before, but today, it's personal.
The Simpsons Marathon has started on FXX. Today, I look at the number of episodes featuring weather, share some weather-related quotes, and other tidbits:
History was made by Hurricane Iselle this week and I have some of the most impressive images and maps from the storm.
We're monitoring a total of six storms in the Atlantic and Pacific, and some of them are record-breakers.