Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Weak Signals of Late

November 8th, 2011

The last few days, measured readings taken in a 'snap shot' type of manner, have been considerably weaker than the signals measured over the last several weeks. I am unsure if the latest signals are weak or the earlier signals were abnormally strong (as I had been away for some time). I'm thinking the latter is more likely, actually. Because, as I recall, the latest signals are more in keeping with the typical readings over the last few years. Though such weak signals may only be a result of the somewhat cold spell of late (Last night Santa Monica reportedly had a record low temperature - somewhere in the low 40's deg F.)


PS. Again, no continuous monitoring systems here, unfortunately.

Barometer readings over the last 24 hours: down from 29.95 to 29.80 to 29.85 inHg and now rising.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Strong Signals of Late

October 26th, 2011

The atmospheric conditions/signals I monitor in this effort have been abnormally strong during the last two months or so. Of course, I don't really know why this is so, but I suspect maybe the predictions of a La Nina type of winter may have something to do with it all. However, every once in a while, like today, the signals seem to weaken considerably. So I went and attempted to take a snapshot of the conditions. While the conditions seemed abit odd as to directionals, the energy levels seemed to be more or less where they typically have been over much of the last few years. I suspect the stronger levels seen over recent time will likely return in a few days. Again, I don't really know why this all happens or if the changing strength levels have any great relevance to anything over the interior continent - as I don't have the proper equipment to monitor the situation full time. All I know to do is to ask the questions: Why does this happen? What does it really mean?

Barometer reading 29.85 inHg and rising.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monitored Readings Dropped This Evening.

October 4th, 2011

Though I was unable to take atmospheric readings at my usual and preferred location, it appears that the typically monitored conditions (monitored as part of my predictive theory) dropped off their normally strong levels of late – which would not be a good thing per my hypothesis. I have been monitoring these signals as I am able for the last six weeks, or so. However, I am not sure of the true comparison of historic readings with the latest reduced reading as the latest reading was not acquired at the preferred and usual monitoring location. I am unsure if this latest reading is a result of the Fall storm passing through SoCal or something else is afoot in the atmosphere.

Barometer reading 29.96 inHg (approx. @ sea level, with the barometric pressure slightly rising and falling all day but more or less holding steady) - per my latest internet source of such barometric information.


Oct. 6th
I monitored signals per my usual method and the signals seemed weaker than they have been of late and seemed juxtaposed - or of a different directional - as well. I'm not really sure why this was so, as the storm had passed at least a day earlier.

Oct. 7th
I again monitored signals per my usual method and the signals seemed weaker than they have been of late (though probably normal strength, but the signals seemed to no longer be juxtaposed as they had been the night before.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Joplin , Missouri.

August 18th, 2011

As I am in Joplin, Missouri, today, I wanted to be clear and specifically and explicitly pass along my sympathies and condolences to those affected by the recent deadly tornadoes in Joplin this past May – especially to those that lost loved ones.

Also, I viewed some of the devastation of your town. I can feel your pain. If I could do anything to help you in this plight or to help you avoid any such grief, I would. Let’s hope that the tornado researchers will progress the knowledge of tornadic storms to the point whereby no one will ever have to suffer from these storms to such an extent as the good people of Joplin, Missouri have suffered from this latest calamity. Let’s hope and pray we all gain strength from this catastrophic experience.

Adam Trotter / AVT

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tornadoes in Massachusetts – and so am I.

June 1st, 2011

Today, deadly tornadoes preceded my visit to Massachusetts by a few hours. I hereby wish to send my condolences to the families of those killed by these recent tornadic storms – in addition to forwarding my condolences to any and all who may have ever lost loved ones to this type of natural phenomena, be any such loss a result of other recent tornadoes during this most difficult of years for these storms or anytime through the ages.


Massachusetts Tornadoes: At Least 4 Dead; Springfield, Westfield Hard Hit

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tornado in City of Philadelphia, PA

Fox 29 (WTXF, Fox 29 News at 10) in Philadelphia and the NWS are reporting that an F-0 ("F-0," "F-Zero") tornado touched down in Northeast Philadelphia a few hours ago. Other than destroying some roofs (a beer/liquor distributorship), making a mess, and causing some general havoc, no injuries were reported. Winds were reported to be in excess of 75 miles an hour, the tornado was reported to be 30 to 50 feet wide, and the tornado survived on the ground for a duration of approximately 20 seconds. Being in the greater Phila. area this evening, and as they seemed to have done several times in the past, maybe the tornado gods were saying hello to me in their own special way? :)


Witnesses Describe Philly Tornado

The Finger of God – A Tornado

Monday, April 25, 2011

519 Tornadoes to date in April, 2011.

April 24th, 2011

ABC News ‘Good Morning America’ reported this morning that there have been 519 tornadoes in the U.S.A. so far this month.


More tornadoes this month than any April on record

After-thought May 1st, 2011:
I haven't heard the final number, but after I blogged this number of tornadoes in April (519), there has been maybe a hundred more tornadoes [also in April, 2011].

Monday, April 18, 2011

241 Reported Tornadoes in a Single Weekend.

April 18th, 2011 (Monday)

As stated in many broadcast and print media sources, 241 tornadoes were reported this past weekend as severe storms moved across the U.S.A. My sympathies to those adversely affected by these storms. Also, I wish to hereby offer my condolences to the families of those killed by the latest rash of severe weather.

Regarding my tornado formation ideas, unfortunately, I am not in a geographic locale to monitor my tornado formation hypotheses. Someday, I hope to set-up a permanent monitoring station(s) to monitor the incoming weather conditions in light of my tornado formation hypotheses which may then shed some further light into the realistic tornadic potential of weather systems moving across the North American continent.


Death toll at 43 as tornadoes, storms rake South
By Ned Barnett
RALEIGH, North Carolina | Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:37pm EDT

Experts Busy Assessing Ferocity of Storms
Published: April 18, 2011

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Yesterday’s Tornadoes in Kentucky and Indiana…

March 1st, 2011

Concerning the deadly tornadoes and severe storms that formed/touched-down yesterday in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, for whatever such might have been worth, unfortunately I am not in the west where I could even hope to monitor my tornado/severe weather prediction theories for the American Heartland.


At least 2 tornadoes touch down in Kentucky

Weather agency reports 3 tornadoes in Indiana

Tornado watch in effect

Worthy of note for historic purposes:
Tri-State Tornado

“The Tri-State Tornado of Wednesday, March 18, 1925, was the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. With 695 confirmed fatalities, the tornado killed more than twice as many as the second deadliest, the 1840 Great Natchez Tornado. The continuous ≥219 mile (≥352 km) track left by the tornado was the longest ever recorded in the world: the tornado crossed from southeastern Missouri, through Southern Illinois, then into southwestern Indiana. While not officially rated by NOAA, it is recognized by many as an F5 tornado, the maximal damage rating issued on the Fujita scale”

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thousands of Birds Fall Dead From Arkansas Sky, Massive Fish Kill in Arkansas River, Lethal and Unusual Off-Season Tornadoes in the Same Region.

January 2nd, 2011; Sunday.

This past Thursday a reported massive fish kill was discovered in the Arkansas River – with an estimated 100,000 drum fish dead. The next night (Friday, New Year's Eve) a reported 1000 to 5000 red-winged black birds fell dead from the sky. No one knows the reason for either massive animal death toll or if the two events are related.

In between the massive animal-death related events, on Friday morning Arkansas also unfortunately experienced several deadly tornadoes - as did other areas and states in the path of the widespread and potentially tornadic storms. The resulting tornadic storms were quite widespread and particularly unusual and "rare" as they were considered to be "off-season" tornadic storms. (BTW, for whatever such might be worth, I am on the east coast and unable to monitor my tornado research/prediction ideas – due to no funds nor properly located equipment.) No one knows if the tornadoes are related to the animal deaths either. (However, not to appear as self-serving, but such animal-death related events could fit my potential tornado formation model, please forgive me as I believe such is also worth mentioning.) Regardless, I hereby wish to forward my sincere condolences to the victims and their families.

We can only wonder what is happening with any of these events or if we will ever know the truth of these matters. No officials have even surmised that the tornadoes could be related to the animal deaths, from the sources that I have read to this point in time. In reality, of course, I can barely begin to hypothesize any definite answer as to the timing of these events either.

However, as much as I hate to even insinuate such, if our government officials knew what was happening with these animal-death related events or if there was - in fact - any correlation between the events other than being a possible result/precursor of the tornadoes, could we trust them tell us? Then again, maybe the answer is not available to, nor will it come from any bureaucrat.

Adam Trotter / AVT

Tornadoes, see:

Fishkill, see:


Bird Deaths, see:




MORE INFO: (January 3rd, 2011)
This evening, Philadelphia's WCAU Channel 10 News at 11 reported and quoted Arkansas Fish & Game/Wildlife Officials as saying that the massive animal-death related events are probably unrelated. I would respond that they are most likely related but in a manner that these officials either don't understand or don't want us/the public to know. What say you, blog reader/America?