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This morning, a glance at the calendar verified that today is the First Day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s also when a verse from George Gershwin’s “Summertime” started repeating in my head. “Summertime, And the livin’ is easy … Continue reading

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The Easter 1913 Tornadoes

Now that spring has arrived, so has peak tornado and flash flood season.  I have a love-hate relationship with cumulonimbus clouds. I love the dramatic lightning displays and majesty of the huge storm systems. I hate the hail, tornadoes, and … Continue reading

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1980’s Night Of The Twisters

I initially thought the evening of June 3, 1980 would be yet another nondescript hot and muggy one in Nebraska.  In fact the temperatures across the state had been close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit that afternoon.  The relative humidity was a … Continue reading

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The Super Outbreak

49 years ago, numerous tornadoes ravaged 13 states in the US.  One of the F5 force tornadoes was the deadliest tornado in American history.  The outbreak was the second largest tornado outbreak ever. It was exceeded only two years ago from … Continue reading

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