and residing in Southern California and being a world traveled surfer
and adventurer has been an asset. The understanding of oceanic behavior coinciding with atmospheric conditions is a key knowledge base for predicting of severe weather outbreaks, possible geographic location, and pinpoint of target arrival.
I have learned much about oceanography and its affect on meteorological
events. I observed further research data on when the big waves would hit
the coast, and measured up the size of the storms for being at the right
place at the right time. In this detailed analysis, it was then that there
was some correlation between when these powerful storms that hit the west
coast and a following severe weather event in the mid-section of the U.S.
As these "cold fronts" approached, I would further study the patterns
in the Gulf of Mexico. The humidity caused from the warm ocean temperature
would be observed as low level wind fields showed a northerly flow. In
doing this analysis and compiling hundreds of pages of recorded data,
as well as deep studies of the NOAA and SPC meteorology websites. I continued
to research "anything" pertaining to mesocyclone activity. In putting
this to practice, I have been able to be "in the zone" for the most powerful
severe weather events in the heartland of the United States prior to their
arrival. Since 2002, my studies and pre-planning have been successful.
Of course there is "instinct", as I feel blessed to have witnesses countless
tornado sightings "many at close range", numerous tornadic supercells,
and the most powerful severe weather events imaginable.
the end of the day, it is "how can I be part of a solution process that
minimizes fear", and to further study a solution that can make the heartland
a better place to live. That is my motive for founding SevereWarningSystems.com.