Category Archives: Weather

A Mysteriously Beautiful Sky

We were driving home one morning, just after dawn break. I was looking around a bit to try to stay awake.

The sky was just clearing up from a huge storm with lots of rain, lightning, and flooding. The clouds had cleared away and, as I was driving, I noticed the sky had an amazing appearance.

The clouds appeared almost 3D, and the sky was multi-colored. I can’t recall ever seeing the sky quite like this before, especially with the way that the clouds sharply contrast the sky. Granted, I haven’t been to anywhere across the ocean where the sky might look incredibly different, and I haven’t seen the Northern Lights.

But, this is the most amazing and beautiful skies I’ve ever come across. It looked so fascinating that I had to capture it.

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Photographing Nature – Beautiful Sunrise Photos (Best Natural Light Ever!)

10 Dangerous and Annoying Bad Habits of Some Drivers

“Greg doesn’t have that
problem anymore”

On my way home today I got tailgated again. It comes as no surprise as I get tailgated almost daily, even multiple times on some days. I try to keep myself calm. It doesn’t always work.

I have a somewhat competitive nature when I am driving – for some reason – as I think most people do if they are willing to admit it.

But, whether it calmed me down or just made me even more furious, I started thinking about some of the most frustrating bad habits many driver’s possess.

I’d also recently read an article, Top 10 Most Annoying Things Other Drivers Do, on Yahoo!. I agree with some, but here’s what I think…

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Obama Visits Joplin Missouri After Tornado Touched Down

President Obama visited Joplin, Missouri one week after the tornadoes touched down, destroying homes, businesses, and many lives along with it. The tornado that touched down in Joplin was determined to be an EF5, which generally means the wind speeds were over 200 mph, was 3/4 wide, and lasted approximately 6 miles according to the NOAA.

In contrast, an EF0 tornado has wind speeds of less than 100mph but the “Enhanced Fujita Scale” (where the “EF” comes from) takes many more factors into consideration, such as the level of damage that occurred. The current operational F-Scale, as indicated by the NOAA, can be found here.

Obama gave a compelling message about not leaving Joplin forgotten. Hearing President Obama on the news was powerful enough to make me stop for a moment to listen.

I am glad that such a devastating occurrence is getting national and even worldwide media attention. (Obama states in his speech that while he was overseas, world leaders were coming up to him and expressing their concerns for the people of Joplin.)

The tornadoes that touched down in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaRinggold, Georgia and Apison, Tennessee, in comparison, only ranked EF4. There were 142 people killed in  Joplin, Missouri with many more injured, and many people still unaccounted for. In the April outbreak that spanned several days (April 25-28), there were 327 confirmed deaths according to Wikipedia.

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Please Pray for Joplin Missouri

Joplin, Missouri After Tornado Touchdown – News In US

If you heard about the recent tornado touch down in Joplin, an EF4, then you’ve likely seen the pictures that go with the story. After having seen the tornado damage in person in Ringgold, Georgia and Apison and Bradley County in Tennessee, I can only imagine what those people are feeling.

What do you think when your home is flattened to a pile of rubble? Where do you start to pick up the pieces? When the entire area is one huge catastrophe who gets priority when help does arrive?

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