Monday, November 8, 2010

“Tornado Alley USA,” A Note I Posted on the Travel Channel's Website.

November 8th, 2010

Concerning your television show “Tornado Alley USA,” I appreciate your airing of the quality tornado film footage but I think your show is ultimately in poor taste. Thrill seekers chasing tornadoes for excitement spells nothing but a disaster waiting to happen, in my opinion. Also, it appears as though you and the thrill seekers look to enjoy an excitement that is likely to equate as devastation to others. As such, again, I believe your show to be in poor taste and essentially profiteering on the likely misfortune of others that may have their lives ruined by the very tornadoes which equate to merely a thrill for your show’s tornado-seeking tourists and tour guides. Please respond with any comments you may have on the matters herein, if you would be so kind.


Adam V. Trotter

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tornado Tamer Google Group

At the request of an interested party from Columbus, Ohio, I have started a Google Group as a forum to speak of alternative theories of tornado formations and to discuss tornadic experiences as well.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Storm Clouds Over Amarillo

August 6th, 2010

Upon spending the night in Amarillo, Texas, I thought a tornado was likely to come and say hello. However, no such tornadic visitor appeared.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cloud Wave Over Indianapolis

August 3rd, 2010

In front of an on-coming thunderstorm, over Indianapolis today could be seen a pretty cool cloud wave.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tornado Warnings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

July 21st, 2010

There were tornado warnings tonight in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I could see a very large and active thunderstorm lighting up the sky to the north. This storm looked nearly as big and as active as any that I have seen in the middle of the summer out on the Great Plains. It was an impressive and powerful looking storm.

Funnel clouds and damage in the Massachusetts area reported last evening were determined not to be tornadic, btw.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Average of 65 Tornado Related Deaths Per Year

June 5th, 2010

Yesterday on the television news, I saw a story that referenced a NOAA Report which stated that there was an average of sixty-five (65) tornado related deaths per year over the last ten years (approximately).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

No Predictions of Late. Travelling Back East

May 25th, 2010

To let anyone know that might be interested, I have been making no predictions of tornadic storms in the Midwestern portions of the nation as I have been back east for a while now. I have no permanent monitoring equipment in place to support my predictions of tornadic storms as I have ascertained no support to provide for such equipment. Therefore, I am not in a location where I could even hope to be of any help in predicting the appearances of tornadoes in other portions of the nation.

Tornado Tamer / Adam Trotter / AVT

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Doppler Radar in Error Again?

April 22nd, 2010

As I watched the Philadelphia Fox 29 Ten O'clock News last Friday (April 16th, 2010) during an impending rain storm, I noticed that the Doppler Radar on the weather news showed/stated there was heavy rain in the area where I was located. However, it was barely raining, if raining at all. So I got in the car and drove east to the middle of where the television Doppler definitely was showing heavy rain. Guess what, it was not raining anywhere in sight. So again I wonder, how many times is Doppler Radar in error and how much of our tax dollars was spent in development of this radar technology? Any reason to explore other avenues of weather research? Yes!! Too bad the paradigm-laden weather researchers don't share my opinion.

Tornado Tamer / Adam Trotter / AVT

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Monday, March 22, 2010

The Finger of God – A Tornado

March 21st, 2010

A tornado may well be the finger of God. If not in a literal sense, such certainly qualifies in a metaphysical sense, anyhow.

Would He unleash such havoc with absolutely no warning? Or maybe more likely, would He give us a forewarning that was dependent on our knowing where to look to read the warning signs?

Adam Trotter / AVT

PS. Not that I mean to necessarily proselytize here, but I kind’a think any possible tornado warnings may come from Saint Barbara and Saint Diego/Saint Didacus of Alcalá. (From Wikipedia: ‘Blessed Santa Barbara, Your story is writ in the sky,’ from Federico García Lorca's play, La Casa de Bernarda Alba (1936); and Saint Didacus/Diego being known for solitude and healing.) Also, did someone once say something about affection for Saint Michael too?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Deadly Tornadoes in Arkansas, Yesterday, March 10, 2010.

March 12th, 2010 (Early A.M.)

I blog this entry mostly for my own records. Yesterday several tornadoes appeared in the Arkansas and Texas areas. Tragically, one of the tornadoes in Arkansas was fatal for a resident there.

I blog this entry to remind myself to not disregard my Tornado Tamer efforts regardless of the seemingly absurd results such may sometimes display. Early afternoon the day before these tornadoes appeared in the heartland (3/9/10) I went to take a ‘snapshot’ of the variables I measure to look for correlations between these variables and any subsequent appearance of tornadic storms in the rest of the nation. Though I did not understand the meaning of such at the time, nor do I understand it now, my ‘snapshot’ of the monitored variables ascertained with my amateur equipment seemed to display a scenario which I had never previously observed. To begin with, there seemed to be a significant amount of swirling energy in the atmosphere. However, the monitored variables seemed so unusual and out of character that I disregarded the readings and surmised that such results were probably not worth blogging about as I assumed that I must have done something in error to have such a strange occurrence of the measured variables. I was so convinced that I must have tainted the readings that I did not even bother to get a barometer reading for the time of my Tornado Taming for that day. Now I wish I had documented the matter at the time of the readings. Live and learn, I suppose. It would be nice to have better and continuous monitoring to see if my theory truly is accurate or merely a coincidence. Maybe some day I will have the resources for continuous monitoring.

Again, in my opinion, my theory appears as too far outside-the-box for the paradigm-laden tornado researchers of our nation and era to garnish any support from them in this regard. As is typical and to be expected, the paradigm-laden individuals of our world likely have nothing to gain by supporting research that is not in keeping with their paradigms. Such support would seem to appear as a no-win situation for them and I’m sure they believe themselves well-justified to keep their billions of dollars in support to themselves and only to themselves.

Adam Trotter / AVT


Also: Storm Prediction [and report] Center SPC.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Winter Storms In California.

January 23rd, 2010

In California, even the winter storms are cool – assuming the storm is not lethal, of course!  (And no, by "cool," I am not referring to any temperature one way or the other.)

Adam Trotter / AVT

PS. The first photo is Palos Verdes. The second photo is Pacific Coast Highway, California State Route 1, at Point Magu.

Tornado Taming During Winter Storms

February 10th, 2010

Over the last two weeks or so, I’ve been out taking ‘snap shots’ with my crude weather model to see what it has to say. During this time, significant winter storms have been rolling onto the California coast (causing tornadoes, waterspouts, thunderstorms, rain, floods, mud slides, closed roads, evacuations, snow and ice in the mountains, some impressive winter-storm scenery, and rainbows as well).

With the monitoring of my weather model, the period has been somewhat weird and turbulent to say the least. Many variables seem to say no subsequent severe weather for the heartland, while other observations seem to say that strange weather may have in fact be headed into the interior – other than the precipitation that makes it over the mountains, that is. I really need some long term and permanent monitoring devices, unfortunately.

Adam Trotter / AVT

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Funnel Clouds or Tornadoes in Contra Costa County, California?

January 23rd, 2010

It was reported on all the San Francisco television news stations this evening that multiple funnel clouds appeared in Contra Costa County, California area. As yet, it has not been determined if any of the funnel clouds touched down to become a tornado but such was reported as ‘being investigated’ by the National Weather Service. Again, fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

Of late, it sure seems like a lot of tornadic activity in areas where such typically would seem unlikely. I wonder what’s up with that Army HARP Program project anyhow? Could endeavors such as that be affecting the weather or is such merely a product of my imagination? Of course, given the clandestine nature of our tax dollars in any defense related endeavors, what have we to surmise other than products of our imaginations?
Adam Trotter / AVT

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tornadoes in Ventura, California

January 22nd, 2010

It was reported on KNX 1070 AM today - and subsequently reported elsewhere that such was verified by the National Weather Service - that another tornado touched down in southern California. Again, fortunately, there were no reported injuries. That makes three tornadoes in as many days in coastal regions of southern California.
Adam Trotter / AVT

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Reporter: ‘Doppler Radar is Wrong Here!’

January 20, 2010

On Los Angeles Radio, KNX 1070 AM, today at 1:10 PM (1310) Los Angeles Time, a local reporter who claimed to be armed with multiple computers showing Doppler radar (and GPS, no doubt) stated that the official Doppler radar was incorrect with regards to where he was located. The reporter, who was mobile to cover the latest round of storms in Southern California, reported live on the air that the Doppler radar showed a strong, heavy rain/storm cell over downtown Long Beach, California. The reporter stated, however, that he was also concurrently in downtown Long Beach and his location coincided with the heavy storm/rain cell displayed by the Doppler radar. However, guess what….., the reporter was fascinated and amazed to report – live, on-the-air – that there was absolutely no rain in sight anywhere in Downtown Long Beach!

I mean…, I had heard of abnormalities with Doppler radar, mostly in the form of Doppler showing rain in the atmosphere that was not reaching the ground. However, I had never heard of Doppler displaying extremely heavy rain where, in fact, no rain existed at all. Maybe I need to learn more of Doppler radar? Shortly thereafter, a waterspout was reported over the Pacific ten miles to the north and reported to be coming towards shore in the Hermosa Beach area – I am unsure of any correlation.

This matter of erroneous Doppler radar struck me as odd. Because, as simplistic and outside-the-box my ideas are for forecasting severe and possibly tornadic weather, and as much as the mainstream weather gods such as NOAA, National Weather Service, and the local weatherpersons would seem likely to shun my climatologic ideas, their ideas and tools don’t always seem to work any better, such as with the instant case. Of course, nothing is perfect, I suppose. But I have to wonder what amount of cumulative investment costs Doppler radar represents to the U.S. taxpayer? Please pass along your thoughts to me on this matter of erroneous Doppler radar, if you would be so kind.

Adam Trotter / AVT / Tornado Tamer :)

Hermosa Beach (Calif.) Officials Warn City Residents to Take Cover as Ocean Waterspout is Likely to Soon Move On Shore.

January 20, 2010

Today at approximately 3:15 PM (1515) Los Angeles Time, the City Officials of Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County, California, conscientiously telephoned city residents and warned the residents to take cover as a waterspout had been spotted over the ocean and was expected to make land fall in approximately twenty minutes. Personal friends of mine told me that they saw no waterspout but visibility was nearly nill / no visibility. However, one friend told me that there was a seemingly weird weather formation slightly up the beach to the north in Manhattan Beach; consisting of an unusual and oddly lit sky and seemingly odd cloud formations of an unusual density, or at least as best they could tell in the reduced visibility. Concurrently, a KNX News Radio 1070 AM Los Angeles reporter in Manhattan Beach reported that Doppler radar showed a waterspout over the ocean but the reporter could only see minimal rotational effects in the sky.

Adam Trotter / AVT / Tornado Tamer :)

Afterthought 1/22/2010: It should be noted that a short time later the city officials also utilized the 'reverse-911' system to inform the citizens that there was no longer any known imminent danger.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Reported Waterspout / Twister / Tornado Comes Ashore Sunset Beach, Orange County, California

January 19th, 2010 - 1530 Los Angeles Time

A few hours ago, in Sunset Beach / Seal Beach Orange County California, it was reported a likely waterspout came ashore and became a twister / tornado, tossing boats and overturning vehicles (multiple boats and at least one SUV of 6000 lbs – “at least Fujita Scale 2, F-2,” reported by weatherman Josh on KCAL 9 News Central @ 1548). Also reported were blown-out windows and uprooted trees. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries.

I wish I had some monitoring devices to see what was going on in the local atmosphere at the time. Maybe I’ll ask the NOAA folks for a likely explanation of how this phenomenon materialized.

I submitted the following question(s) to National Weather Service / NOAA at:

NOAA, National Weather Service,
I write to ask you for an explanation of the reported waterspout / twister /tornado that appeared to have come ashore this afternoon in Seal Beach / Sunset Beach, Orange County, California. Could you explain to me how this twister may have come to be formed? Otherwise, could you point me in the direction of where I may learn more of how this possible waterspout came ashore to become a ‘likely’ tornado in coastal Orange County, California? I am curious, was this phenomenon predictable by typical tornado prediction models? Please let me know, if you would be so kind. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Adam Trotter