Storm Chasers Extreme

By Kristopher

photo credit- Kristopher, taken at Starbucks in Southlake, Texas at 6pm on 1/22/2015

Log Entry 1: January 22, 2015

On this  day I observed and collected the following data:

Precipitation- continual rain from heavy to light mist

Wind- WNW 3mph

High- 41 degrees F

Low- 36 degrees F

There was a huge front that moved across the United States. This front caused a huge snowstorm in Amarillo, Texas shutting down interstate 40. This same front also caused flooding in Austin, Texas.

Log Entry 2: January 23, 2015

On this day I observed and collected the following data:

Precipitation- None Observed

Wind- NNW 10mph

High- 54 degrees F

Low- 38 degrees F

This is the radar map for January 24th, 2015 in Haslet, Texas. It shows that there are clear skies and no rain.

Log Entry 3: January 24, 2015

On this day I observed and collected the following data:

Precipitation- None; plentiful sunshine

Wind- NW 10mph

High- 59 degrees F

Low- 32 degrees F

Photo credit- Kristopher; The wind was blowing so hard that the flags seemed to be stuck straight out from the flagpole.

Log Entry 4: January 25, 2015

On this day I observed and collected the following data:

Precipitation- None

Wind- NW 20-30mph; gusty

High- 64 degrees F

Low- 37 degrees F

Photo credit: http://fox8.com/2015/01/26/storms-a-comin-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-blizzard-of-2015/

Log Entry 5: January 26, 2015

On this day I observed and collected the following data:

Precipitation- None

Wind- NW 12mph

High- 73 degrees F

Low- 31 degrees F

Today is a weather history event in the making.On the East Coast the predicted blizzard has shutdown the city that never sleeps and is predicted to dump 3+ feet of snow in the Boston area. The snow began falling today mid-afternoon and is not supposed to stop until early Wednesday. White out conditions are expected and all transportation (trains, subways, buses and planes) have been closed.

On January 27 in Haslet, Texas today you could wear shorts because it was so warm.

Log Entry 6: January 27, 2015

On this day I observed and collected the following data:

Precipitation- None

Wind- SSE 4mph

High- 72 degrees F

Low- 44 degrees F

Snowstorm of 2000

"National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office." NWS Little Rock, AR. National Weather Service, 13 May 2013. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.

On January 27th, 2000 there was a huge snowstorm in Little Rock, Arkansas. I interviewed my Grandma who went through this snowstorm.This is what she said:

It was cold and there was no electricity.It was very different for her, she was trapped at home. There was lots of snow.The time it started was 3:30 and it effected everyone coming home from work because of accidents and ice causing people to leave their cars and walk home.The end of the snowing was at midnight but when they could go outside was the 3rd day of the storm.

Resources

I used the following resources to help me with my weather log:

"National and Local Weather Forecast, Hurricane, Radar and Report." The Weather Channel. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2015.

Wilson, Charlie. "Weather History: January 27: Record Temps, Storms, Wind & Snow." Examiner.com. AXS Digital Group LLC D/b/a Examiner.com, 27 Jan. 2011. Web. 24 Jan. 2015.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Wow, Kristopher! What an innovative way to document your observations and data collection! Thank you for sharing it with me. I haven't used this app and I look forward to learning more. For this project, your video and personal account from your grandmother made this TACKK fun and interesting to read! ~Mrs. Motley

2 years ago
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Thank you! I worked very hard on it. You'll enjoy TACKK it is easy. -Kristopher

2 years ago
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This is an amazing and engaging way to present weather data! I teach fifth grade science at Sendera Ranch and can't wait to share with my students. We just used TACKK to create a PSA on conserving non-renewable energy. It is a great tool. Congrats :-)