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Rickie Traeger: Sunday January 10th

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Rickie Traeger

 

Well my plans were to blog after watching Svengoolie. But that did not happen, lol.  I ended up falling asleep.  I got to see a friend of mine I haven’t saw in awhile yesterday, Travis.   It was good seeing him.  We grew up together and had many great times back in the day.  Definitely good seeing him and catching up.

I have been watching the Nascar Full Race Replays on Youtube. Getting back into the Nascar mode 🙂

Below you can watch the race I am currently watching as I type this, Talladega!

Not to much planned for today. Doing RS and some ham radio.  Am also going to do some online training courses and a webinar for some weather stuff. I know it, but I am one of those people that like to keep things fresh in my mind. I always look at it as, why do the one and done motto. Basically why would you take a course and study something just once. Because over time you lose knowledge. So I like to keep things fresh in my mind, by redoing the courses and webinars.  One of the key things to survival is knowing what the weather is about to do.

One of the things that got me into weather and motivated me:

I have learned many times over the years. MANY times that the local weathermen on TV are clueless to what is actually going on out in the field.  I have saw MANY funnel clouds and tornadoes in Winnebago County, that the weathermen down right refuse to believe happened, because the NWS or their radar says did not happen.

But yet, right in front of me there is a funnel or a tornado.  MANY times…

I have lost all trust in the local weather people, based on their actions towards me.  Going to call me names and call me a liar. When I am trying to help the community by reporting severe weather to them… SMH.

I might add there were photos and videos to prove the funnels and tornados.  And they still deny it…

So, long story short: That is why I enjoy doing weather spotting. Because I know for a fact that eyes on the ground in the field are 1,000 times better than a weatherman on tv going by their equipment…  based on my own experiences.

And I know many people who will say the same exact thing.

See it is one thing to deny severe weather reports. But to be a jerk to the person that is trying to help you. Well that was the last straw on my end.  That is when I went full force into learning weather, radar, forecasts, etc…  And even went and got my ham radio license.

So that is why it is very important to keep up to date and keep things fresh in your mind because your eyes and ears will always be better than any equipment made. If you are trained properly.

But that is why I retake the courses and webinars and other training over again, multiple times.

Kick back and watch some Nascar with me!








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