Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Tornados

December 26th, 2012

I am currently on the east coast.  As I have no permanent monitoring equipment in place on the west coast to monitor my typically supervised signals when I am not there, signals that might someday relay a correlation of these measured signals from the Pacific Ocean to the appearance of tornadoes in the continent, I don’t know what was happening in the atmosphere on the Pacific coast prior to the appearance of the multitude of tornadoes that appeared in the continent yesterday, Christmas day. 

Reports say there were no fatalities.  However, hereby would like to express my sympathies to those affected by these storms. 

With any luck, someday I may be able to relay something worthwhile from these monitoring efforts.  That is to say, with any dedicated and permanent monitoring equipment, maybe some significant advance warning system might come to fruition to give advance warning as to the likelihood of the appearance of tornados in the interior of the United States. 


December 25-26 storm: record Christmas tornado outbreak in South, heavy snow, rain to north

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Widely Fluctuating Signals of Late

December 5th, 2012

Of late, the measured signals have been fluctuating widely, both stronger and weaker than the recent norm of signal strengths.  It appears that the signals are weakening to their normal levels of a few years back, or so.  I am unsure if this shift in signal strength is due merely to the change in seasons or if something more significant is taking place.  Too bad I have not been able to outfit permanent monitoring apparatus for my studies.  Maybe at some point in the future I will.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Weak Signals of Late

October 11th, 2012

Measured signals have been considerably weaker than normal of late.  A winter storm passed through with lower barometric pressure as well.  Barometer has been down to a bit under 29.9 inHg and is rising abit over the course of today on its way back to 30.0.  Water spouts were reported down the coast today.

Southern California Areas See Stormy Skies, Water Spout

(Next day entry)  So I went for a better and more reliable type of snapshot this evening October 12th.  As it turns out, I wouldn't say the signals are weaker - as the saints and  the angels were singing loudly, however, I would  say that maybe the signals have reverted to their more historic levels in comparison to the last several years.  So, I'm not really sure if the historic levels are now weaker than normal or if such merely has to do with the storms that passed through.  (See: .)  The barometer is still rising. And on the television news this evening there were some more reported waterspouts over the ocean - however I didnt hear the story so I'm not sure if they were from today or more photos of ones from yesterday.,-118.23999786

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weak Signals Yesterday, Storms Today in Midwest, 9/12/12

Sept. 12th, 2012

My measured signals were considerably weaker over the last day and a half, or so.  Today, heavy storms are forecast for much of the midwest.  I have yet to be able to check the signals today (blog entry written at 0930 WST).  Barometer appeared to be falling over the last day or so to 29.95 inHg.  However, over the last few hours the  barometer has risen to about 30.05 inHg. 

Later today, after I blogged the previous paragraph, I went to check signals again.  I wouldn't say the signals are weak but I would say the signals have weakened from the abnormally strong signals of late to what would be a typically normal signal strength - more or less.  Barometer at the time of the check about 29.95 inHg.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Record Low Number of Tornadoes for July, 2012.

August 31st, 2011

It was widely reported that the number of tornadoes across the nation last month was the lowest number ever recorded for the month of July.  Coincidently (or in keeping with my theory), tonight my monitored (snapshot) signals seemed to be as strong as I ever remember.  It seems that the stronger the signals, the less likelihood of the appearance of tornadic storms downwind in the nation’s heartland. 

Unfortunately, I was unable to monitor July’s signal conditions as I was on the east coast for most of that month.  However, before I headed east, I recall the signals were becoming steadily stronger.  I suspect the signals were strong during the month of July as well. 


Drought Helps Set July Record for Fewest Tornadoes

Drought Curtails Tornadoes

PS.  However, I don't know how my model should account for the remnants of hurricane Issac moving through much of the nation.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Can Cities Divert Tornadoes and Severe Storms?

August, 2012

Can major cities and urban areas diffuse tornadoes and divert severe storms?  Do cities maintain some type of inherent force or pressure/temperature gradient or specific humidity or magnetic potential which helps to divert tornadoes and severe storms?  I ask for at least a couple of reasons. 

The first reason for the question was the storm which I watched progress on the television weather maps on the night of July 7th, 2012.  As the apparently severe storm quickly moved in a due southeasterly direction from the Lehigh Valley (Penn.) to the Philadelphia region, the storm seemed to be heading directly towards southern New Jersey where I was preparing to depart on a roadtrip with family members to the Boston area.  The storm appeared particularly voracious and the likelihood of tornadoes with the storm was reported to be immense – according to the reports as I recall them.  It appeared that we would have been best advised to wait awhile and let the storm blow over.  For whatever the reason, however, as soon as the storm reached the Philadelphia City limits (or so it seemed on the weather maps), the storm dissipated and the stronger cells appeared to divert around the city.  What remained of the stronger portions of the storm were then on new headings and not on a collision path with our location.

The second reason that I ask the question is that it appears, at least with tornadic storms, anyhow, that these types of storms do not typically manifest themselves in larger metropolitan areas – I am aware that there are widely-reported exceptions, of course.  But it is an interesting correlation worthy of research or inspection, in my humble opinion.  I am aware that many will say it is all a matter of chance as to where tornadoes touchdown, but…   Nevertheless, why it is that these storms do not typically touchdown in larger metro areas is worthy of further inquiry – if possible, in my opinion.  

Another reason I ask was The Weather Channel’s television show “It Could Happen Tomorrow,” which aired in the east at 2 o’clock P.M. EST on August 13th, 2012.  It spoke about a hypothetical tornado striking the Washington, D.C. metro area.  You know…, it was one of those typical doomsday type of hypothetical shows.  But the timing of the airing of the show as I was pondering the subject question inspired me to post this blog entry.

Again, as I had been thinking on the storm that had been heading for us in South Jersey which apparently was diverted by the City of Philadelphia and the concurrent airing of that tornado disaster show seemed to confirm for me that this blog was probably worth writing to pose the question that I believe is probably worth posing: Can cities divert tornadoes and severe storms?  Is anyone else asking these types of questions; most notably the nation’s established tornado researchers?  Or, are the established tornado researchers too vested in their typical paradigms regarding tornado research to consider such possibly avant-garde theories which they probably dismiss as a matter of mere chance?  This last question concerning paradigms also appears as another question probably worth posing as well; again, in my humble opinion.  And while many may say that this blog entry and its presented question is ‘probably’ a display of improper logic, I would counter that maybe some skewed logic might be necessary to answer the questions concerning the formation of tornadoes.     


The Finger of God – A Tornado

July 7th, 2012 Forecast

It Could Happen Tomorrow

Why don't tornadoes hit cities more often?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tornado Touches Down on Long Island, NY.

August 11th, 2012

Yesterday, a tornado touched down on Long Island, New York.


Tornado touches down on Long Island, trees down

Tornado Touches Down on Cape Cod.

August 11th, 2012

Though I am overdue with this blog entry, a few weeks ago a tornado touched down on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


Tornado confirmed last week in Manomet

Also see (different day than the link above):
Funnel Cloud Spotted On Cape Cod

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tornado in Venice, Italy.

June 12th, 2012

Today, a tornado touched down on the water and came ashore in Venice, Italy.  There was no Gulf of Mexico nearby but such a tornado appearance is not really problematic for my hypothesized tornado model – with such occurrences theorized to be more of an electromagnetic disturbance than as a result of other circumstances.  No injuries were reported.


Tornado tears through parts of Venice, Italy (VIDEOS)

Venice Whirlwind Video: Italy Tornado-Like Storm Slams Sant'Erasmo, Cavallino, Jesolo And Eraclea

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Amarillo Weather Map Provides Clues

May 30th, 2012

Being in Amarillo, Texas and watching the local weather map today provided some insight into my tornado taming efforts.  I was often curious as to why storms with tornadic potential will sometimes materialize in the nation’s heartland even though I have measured nothing abnormal over the prior day or so from my tornado taming snapshot of conditions relevant to incoming air masses from the Pacific Ocean.  Actually, as it turns out, the answer to such a question was obvious – and I have likely pondered such.  However, even the easy questions can appear as difficult until one knows the answer.  Anyway, the answer seems to equate to the fact that I probably will have to expand my monitoring efforts up the Pacific coast in order to really ascertain the true potential for the appearance of tornadic storms in the heartland areas of North America.  Unfortunately, to expand in such a fashion is likely to require some amount of funding, no doubt.   If I have the opportunity to pursue such in the future, maybe I will seek such funding.  But, then again, being as far outside the box of paradigms as my theory seems to be, one has to wonder about the possibility of getting any weather-related funding for such efforts from research-funding entities. 


PS.  The same reasoning probably explains why I saw no weather systems materializing out of the Four Corners region.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Saints and the Angels were Singing this Evening – but not too strongly.

April 30th, 2012

I went to see what I would hear this evening, as the signals of late have been on the weak side since yesterday morning. 

Btw, Western Kansas, Northern Texas, and Oklahoma, I figure it takes one to two days for anything I sense to make it to you (generally a day and a half, maybe), should such make it to you.  But there appears no hard and fast rules for travel time of what I attempt to measure.  (See:  Tornado hits small Oklahoma town, knocks out power,  , Last accessed early AM of May 1st, 2012).

My measurements, of course, not being nearly as “wind-centric” as the other more paradigm-laden tornado researchers.  (See:  Tornado scientists are surprised to find ‘ribbon’ in thunderstorm data, , Last accessed early AM of May 1st, 2012).

But on the bright side, Saint Barbara seemed to be passing along her greetings.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weak Signals April 25th, 2012

Today the measured signals have been weaker than what is typically normal of late.  However, I would likely dismiss these weak signals as misleading due to the incoming storm from the Pacific Ocean.  I plan to go and take a snap-shot measurement shortly after this blogging this entry.  I would also tend to suspect that the weakened signals may not manifest themselves into any concern for the nation's heartland as it would appear to me that the incoming front could expend its energy prior to reaching the other side of the Rockies.  Then again, of course, I could be wrong.  Unfortunately at this point in time, I can't say that I necessarily understand any ramifications of fluctuating measured signals.

April 25th, 2012

Barometer readings have fallen from 30.0 (0000 hrs) to 29.7 (1545 hrs, about when it first started raining a bit) back up to 29.9 in.hg. (2200 hrs, PST).  At the same time as the barometer was spiking downward, the temperature reportedly dropped 20 deg F - within the span of an hour or so.  This in addition to other weird weather occurrences (winds, etc.) at about that time around the SoCal area.

4/26/12 @ 0100 hrs PST
At the time of the snapshot measurements from the last hour or so, it seems the signals are somewhat weaker to the point of what would have been the norm a couple of years ago.  However, exceptionally odd signal patterns were detected; with St. B seeming to reach further and into locations where such had not been typically received previously.  St. D did not challenge those signals and accordingly appeared elsewhere. (Barometer is currently falling below 29.9 inhg with the dewpoint rising.)  I hope that I am not attempting to 'reinvent the wheel' here.  But even if I am, I can't help but to believe that they may have missed something of which they may not have been aware on the first iteration.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weak Signals of Late, Swirling Energy as of now.

April 14th 2012, 0300 hours Saturday morning, Los Angeles Time.

Over the last couple of days, my snapshots of measured signals have displayed a weaker strength than what is apparently the typical signal strength of late. I am of the belief that the signal strengths that I measure seem to correlate to the possible appearance of tornadoes in the heartland of the U.S. nation. I believe this hypothesis worthy of investigation or I would not be bothering with such endeavors or related writings/blogs.

Regarding the weakened signals over the last two days or so, I haven’t felt the need to blog on the matter for several reasons. First, I sort of credited the weakened signals to the incoming early-spring storm. (The storm is currently passing on to/through the western portion of the North American continent from the Pacific Ocean.) Secondly, I believe these latest weakened signals to be sort of an exception to my prediction model – for further reasons I won’t go into now. And Finally, I have not had much free time to blog of late, unfortunately.

To be clear, I am only able to measure my readings in a ‘snap-shot’ format as I currently have no rich uncle to provide lucrative budgets to fund any continuous monitoring of the variables in question unlike folks in other portions of the nation – such as the tornado researchers in Norman, Oklahoma, among other places.

Anyway, tonight I went out to take a snap-shot of the measured signals. The energy in the atmosphere was definitely swirling at that time (at about 2 A.M.). At times during this snap-shot, I was able to receive clear signals from both of the saints concurrently with the angels as well. While the signals from the saints did not seem at full strength, they were not overly weakened. However, given the swirling energy in the atmosphere, a moment or two later of being able to measure all of the signals at once, I was not able to measure any signals.


Tornado hits Norman, Okla.; minor injuries reported

Norman, Oklahoma Tornado 2012: Strong Storm Hits Central Oklahoma

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Weak Signals Yesterday, Tornadoes in Texas Today

April 3rd, 2012

Tornadoes rip through Dallas area, northeast Texas

This blog is for my records.

Though I didn’t create a blog entry to catalogue these facts beforehand, I was measuring considerably weaker signals than what I would consider to be the typical norm. I measured these weakened signals from approximately late Sunday through sometime mid-day/earlier today (Tuesday). Today, tornadoes touched-down in the Dallas, Texas area.

A couple of reasons existed as to why I did not blog ahead of time. First, I have been somewhat constrained for time, of late. Additionally, I thought the weakened signals were the result of a localized disturbance. Finally, I seem to be somewhat discombobulated of late with regards to the measured signals. It’s as if my calibration or correlation index has been slightly skewed. I don’t know what, if anything, has changed. But the measured signals have been significantly different of late.

It seems that often when I measure weakened signals, tornadoes may likely appear in the nation’s Heartland. However, there still exists times when I measure weakened signals and tornadoes don’t appear – not that I know of anyhow. I’m still not really sure what is going on with the whole thing or with the magnitudes of the signals. Yet, there appears to me to be a correlation between weakened signals here by the Pacific Ocean and subsequent appearances of tornadoes elsewhere in the nation.

Hopefully in the not too distant future, I may have the chance to study the matter in a more scientific manner.


Barometer dropped from 30.0+ to 29.9- inHg at noon on Sunday. Rising back to 30.0+ mid-day Monday and went down back down again a couple of hours later. Currently the reported reading is 29.97 inHg. I cant tell if the barometer is currently rising or falling.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Signals Seem to be Returning to Normal.

March 21st, 2012 (Just past 12 AM Wedneday, 00 hours PST day light savings time)

The somewhat weaker than usual signals of the last couple of days seem to be returning to what is the norm – at least for this evening. Worth noting, what is the norm seems to be much stronger than what was the norm a couple of years ago or so. I don’t know exactly what has changed in the overall scheme of things/signals measured.

Reported barometer readings:
Currently 30.1 inHg
For Mar. 20th bouncing from 30.5 to 31.5 and back to 30.5 inHg
For Mar 19 rolling from 29.5 to 30.5


Satellite Sees 'Strongest Tornadoes in Years' Strike Texas

Tornado Hits San Antonio as Severe Weather Rattles South and Midwest

VIDEO: Tornadoes Slam Texas and Oklahoma

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Weak Signals of Late, Mar. 8th, 2012

March 8th, 2012

Over the last two days - or so, and a few days after the massive amounts of tornadoes in the haeartland, the measured signals have been weaker than they have typically been in recent times. The signals seem to be more in keeping with how they were a couple/few years back. Not sure if the latest solar flare activity or passing cold front of yesterday has had any impact on the measurements. I'll try to go take a snapshot this evening.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Deadly Leap Year Day Tornadoes, Feb. 29th, 2012

March 1st, 2012

This blog is for my records concerning yesterday's Leap Year Day tornadoes. My measured signals had been noticeably weakened the evening/day before these storms. However, I didn't think much of the weakened signals as the signals had otherwise been so strong of late. So, the weakened signals of the day before these storms, as I perceived them, were possibly just a return to the normal strength signals. Maybe I was wrong in my assumption?

PS. For storm locations see:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What is a Tornado?

Feb. 15th, 2012.

What is a tornado? It seems few are able to tell us, regardless of the untold billions of dollars spent to date to find out. I would surmise that a tornado is in reality some type of electrical event – albeit a possible result of geomagnetic or even extraterrestrial events or occurrences. Though as to what ‘nature’ of electricity might be present in tornados, I can only begin to guess. Nevertheless, I would go so far to postulate that a tornado is some type of sustained lightening bolt representing some type of sustained electrical discharge from the atmosphere to the earth (or maybe vise versa). Some may scoff at my suggestions as it seems that few – if any – share my opinion. But it would be interesting to learn what actually is a tornado, when the ‘researchers’ answer this question several generations from now. Because, it seems none of the ‘researchers’ are currently even considering what I am saying herein.


PS. I would like to visit the lightening storm regions of northern Canada; where, I am told, they also have many tornados.