Thursday, June 29, 2017

I'm Back!

Well, with a bit more time on my hands, I'm getting back into getting my main website back up to where it used to be, plus a little more.  I have not really gotten to storm chase much this season as of yet, since things have been really quite during March, April, May and most of June this year.  What can I say, my hobby depends on Mother Nature, and some years are much slower than others.  Weatherwise in Southeast Kansas, we got some much needed rainfall during the month of May at my CoCoRaHS reporting station anyway, with below average rainfall for June so far this year.
     If you haven't checked out my Southeast Kansas Facebook page, please do.  I have had a lot of fun keeping it up to date with all kinds of weather information for the Southeast Kansas area.  Now that I have a little bit more free time, I plan on expanding my weather coverage of Southeast Kansas to include live Facebook videos before and during severe weather events.  If anyone has any ideas of anything else you want me to include on my website or Facebook page, you can contact me by following the links on the front page of my website.  Until next time, stay weather aware!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wow, it has been a long time since I've updated my blog..........

Wow, almost two years since I have updated this blog.  I have been working two jobs, so I don't have much time to update.  I am trying out an add-on for Mozilla FireFox called ScribeFire that allows me to post to my blogs through my web browser.  Hopefully this will help me remember to post to my blogs more often. 

Weather wise in Southeast Kansas we really haven't had much severe weather this Spring.  A Derecho (Straight Line Winds) did roll through parts of Crawford and Cherokee counties in early May.  Winds of 70-80 MPH were common with this severe storm.  Damage to houses and trees were very common in McCune, Chereokee, Columbus and West Mineral, Kansas.  Besides this severe weather episode the main weather story in this area is that we have been receiving lots and lots of rainfall.  I will post later with some rainfall totals so far this year. 

Sunday, May 27, 2007

A Wet Spring!

I realize that it's been quite awhile since I've updated this blog, but things have been real busy around my place. I have been spending quite a lot of time chasing severe storms all across the plains of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. If you are interested in reading about my severe storm chases, you can check out my chase blog here.

We have been getting a lot of rainfall in Pittsburg, Kansas so far this Spring. I really hope that the rainfall will continue into the Summer months, to help keep us cool. At least we don't have drought conditions this Spring, like we did last Spring. Rainfall last year at this time was really pitiful. Hopefully in the next few days, I will post a blog entry giving some total rainfall amounts so far this year, compared to last year. Also, don't forget to check out CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain Hail & Snow Network) if you are interested in being a volunteer precipitation observer for your area. More information can be found on there website

It won't be long until the dreadful dog days of Summer will arrive, and I'll be wishing for Fall to arrive once again. If anyone out there ever has any weather questions, or if you just want to chat, you can get ahold of me through my website

Russel Parsons
Pittsburg, Kansas

Thursday, February 1, 2007

New Snowfall

Well, we received a total of 3.6" of new snowfall in the last 24 hours. This snow was very fine and did not have much moisture content. The moisture received from the snow amounted to 0.27". There are still flurries in the forecast, but we are not expected to received much more snow. The big story is the cold artic air that continues to drive south. Another artic cold front is expected to swing through Southeast Kansas overnight tonight, and keep our temperatures well below the daily average high temperature of 40 Degrees. Hopefully, this afternoon I will get some time to get out and take a few photographs of the new snow. We have not had this much snow during one winter for quiet some time, here in Southeast Kansas.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

More Snow!!

Well, as of 3:45 P.M. this afternoon, we have received 2.1" of new snowfall here in Pittsburg, Kansas. For January we had a total of over 7" of snow, sleet and freezing rain. The cold temperatures are also forecasted to stick around through at least the second week of February. These past few years of very mild winter weather has really spoiled us, here in Southeast Kansas. All I can say, is that I'm really ready for February to be over with and let the warmer weather take over. With the warmer weather, comes storm season, and that usually starts around the middle of March.