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Pat Shingleton: "The 1st Warning-67 Years Ago..."

Pat Shingleton: "The 1st Warning-67 Years Ago..."

Posted 3:53 PM 3/26/2015 by Pat Shingleton

On last night's 10 pm weather cast, I was targeting sections of the Midwest for possible hail and damaging winds. In six days, the National Weather Service will initiate Tornado Awareness Month. From April through early October many sections of the United States will experience episodes of (More)

3/25/2015

Pat Shingleton: "What A Prediction!"

Pat Shingleton: "What A Prediction!"

Posted 3:26 PM 3/24/2015 by Pat Shingleton

It has been a slow start for Tornado Season. 2015. Similar to land falling, devastating hurricanes, it only takes one.  Years ago, tornadoes were identified and targeted by eyesight, telegraph and later the telephone. Current technology and additional resources provide lead time to protect (More)

3/24/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Sick and Probably Tired"

Pat Shingleton: "Sick and Probably Tired"

Posted 4:22 PM 3/23/2015 by Pat Shingleton

The 1976 movie, "Network" had a classic line that included, "I'm not going to take it anymore..." Hurricane Season 2005 was the worst season in recent history for the number and intensity of storms that included Katrina and Rita. Louisiana experienced so much devastation that many folks were (More)

3/23/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Less Inhale, More Exhale"

Pat Shingleton: "Less Inhale, More Exhale"

Posted 8:37 AM 3/23/2015 by Pat Shingleton

In 1977 I boarded a plane enroute to Baton Rouge. Snow was piled on the tarmac in Kansas City and when I arrived in Baton Rouge, the sky was blue, the grass was green the azaleas were blooming. I reminisced about that trip on Sunday. More on my arrival in another excerpt but today we're dealing (More)

3/22/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Battles and the Koran"

Pat Shingleton: "Battles and the Koran"

Posted 4:41 PM 3/20/2015 by Pat Shingleton

A key component of battleground victories constitutes weather conditions. Two key battles occurred in the rise of Islam across the Middle East that were influenced by weather. The "suras" or chapters of the Koran identify the famous Battle of Badr, fought on March 13, 624 C.E. Mohammed and his (More)

3/21/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Swattin' Blow Flies"

Pat Shingleton: "Swattin' Blow Flies"

Posted 4:43 PM 3/20/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Welcome to Springtime! Possibly you've noticed that once we pop on the air conditioners hibernating insects head out of the vents. Yesterday I noticed a huge fly that triggered memories of my Mom. Once the temperatures moved up the "Blow flies" were swarming. Blow and Bottle Flies are common all (More)

3/20/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Mom, Snowflakes and Bandaids"

Pat Shingleton: "Mom, Snowflakes and Bandaids"

Posted 3:59 PM 3/19/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Later this afternoon we welcome the start of Spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox.  As we enjoy the blooming Azaleas and patches of daffodils,  folks in the northeast also seek weather relief from the brutal Winter. However, the first day of Spring in the northeast will have another (More)

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