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Rickie Traeger: May 23rd 2020 Storm Chase

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May 23rd 2020 Storm Chase

The NWS predicted some severe weather was possible for our area later in the day. I honestly did not think much of it.
Because the last time I looked at the models, it did not impress me much.
So I did not think much was going to happen in our area.  I guess I was wrong………..

Bill (KC9OJP)  started up a Winnebago County SKYWARN activation net.

(Listen to the audio below!)

I might write up a detailed article about this chase, so look forward to that later on sometime.

Below are several videos and photos.  Wish I could recover my content from my cell phone.
My cell phone got soaked and ended up being fried. So I lost all my photos and videos from the storm.
I was able to recover some, but not the good footage 🙁

Watch the videos in HD if possible


Winnebago County SKYWARN activation net audio








Rickie Traeger: Well there was no snowpocolypse




Good morning everyone. 

Well there was no snowpocolypse, WTF as usual the media hypes it up and then we get 2 inches at most.   If they call that a big winter storm, then they obviously never grew up in our area.  LOL.   

Some were throwing predictions of 9 inches, and yet all I see is maybe 3 inches at tops.  And that is on the good end at most, lol. 

I went out and just shoveled it. As of a lil bit ago, it was the light fluffy snow for the most part.   

I have yet to see a city plow. But I have saw several private contractors out n bout, but no city plows.  They could be out n bout, but I personally have not saw one.

So I guess it is official, we are back into winter again, yippie skippie, lol.   The positive side, closer to becoming spring time 🙂 

 2 more months, or 8 weeks. However you want to look at it, lol.  Well rough estimates. I am sure someone will read this and tell me the exact times, lol. 

Everyone stay safe and enjoy your Sunday. Be careful if your headed to church this morning. 

 








Rickie Traeger: So I had an interesting experience a bit ago. I thought I would blog about it




So I had an interesting experience a bit ago. I thought I would blog about it. 

When I drive, I never lock my doors.   Well after tonight, I just might start locking my doors.

I was driving East on W State st around 1:30 am (Time might be off some, because I wasn’t sure on the exact time)  and I got in front of the Winnebago County Jail or better known as the CJC.  There were 2 subjects that walked out into the middle of the road. I had 2 options. #1 hit them or #2 to stop. I obviously stopped.

I thought they were trying to cross the road. They were not, they actually hopped into my vehicle!  Yes, they hopped into my vehicle!  I was like WTF.

Since they were in my vehicle I decided to play it cool. I asked them where they wanted to go. They said over off 11th st.  I was headed that way anyways, so I gave them a ride. I was trying to understand what they were saying, but they both were drunk.  So here they are, they walked out in front of my vehicle to make me stop, hop into my vehicle, and then want a ride.

During the ride, they demanded money.   I was like double WTF.  Here I am trying to be nice to you guys and you demand money.  I obviously did not give them any.

The one guy wanted to be dropped off at the Mcdonalds at Charles and E State st, so I dropped him off. The other one wanted to be dropped off near 11th st and Alton. He kept on trying to act like a female. It was strange!  Thankfully we arrived at the destination he wanted to be dropped of at.

As he got out, he grabbed some papers I had in my vehicle. I held out my arm, wanting my papers back.  He just held them in his hand and waved to me, with my papers in his hand.   I was going to get out and get them, but decided I would just leave and be thankful they were out of my vehicle.

So I just drove away, as this guy was still waving with my papers from my vehicle he stole from me, was in his hand.

I can tell you one thing, I am locking my damn doors from now on…