Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First Snowfall

Well folks, Cincinnati got its first snowfall yesterday. A very frigid air mass has finally dipped south  and is putting temps in the 30s and low 40s for the rest of the week. We've finally hit the point of no return where 55+F days are rare. Still have 91 days until March 1st, the start of my chase season with the possibility of more snow coming next week. Heres hoping December goes by quick so it can get that much closer to storm season!

Oh and on a random note, I finally got a new camera. Its a Nikon L105 and its so far proved to be far better than my old, tiny Canon. Really looking forward to storm season now!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Off Season Update

Hey all, finally got over my computer troubles so I'll be posting again. Temps are starting to drop off across the US right now with winter storm warnings across the northern plains. Its still pretty warm here (upper 50s/lower 60s) but it should begin to drop off as a very sharp cold front allows a polar air mass to dip down.

Its kind of amazing how fast this November has gone. It seems like just a week ago it was Halloween and we're barely 5 days away from Thanksgiving. Right now there are 101 days until chase season 2012 begins for me. I'm progressively saving up money in an account to purchase a Canon EOS Rebel T3i for the season. Along with trying to get the new camera, I'm also looking for a job so I can get together funds for my Plains excursion that'll be happening from May 19, the day after I get out of school, to May 31. Its looking like I'll need to get in the range of $2000-$3000 to account for lodging, gas, food, and any emergencies such as car troubles during the trip.

I've got my costs laid out down here:

That comes out to roughly about $2600 plus whatever extra I can scrounge together just in case.

Back onto weather, its shaping up to be a brutal winter like last year right now. Not necessarily sure if there'll be any correlation between the intensity of the winter and the severe storm season, but hopefully 2012 will produce better stuff further west, preferably out of Dixie alley.

I'll post again here in a couple days!