blog update and weather news

Hey you guys,
steve again.

In this post, I have a couple things to tell you about. 1, is my life. The second is about the severe weather headed this way. Please keep reading!

So, I will start off on the more frightening note, so I can end the post with a little less excitement and more calm.
So, It appears severe weather will move into the area I live in once again. Furthermore, there is the potential for issolated tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds yet again. This is also possible tomorrow afternoon! If these turn into tornado outbreaks (I don’t think they will but then again No one thought it would happen last week but it did), this will be 3 tornado outbreaks within 8 days! Check back often, because I will be doing severe weather updates as the forecast changes.


So, things have been going good. Last night, I released my second episode of the steven d podcast, so you should listen to it. Here is what I did on the 4 days:
Friday was a normal friday. There wasn’t much to talk about.
Saturday was the goalball fundraiser. That went well, except the only fun part for me was the goalball game. I scored goals all but 1 throw!
Yesterday, I did absolutely nothing productive, besides posting the podcast and an audio game review.

There is a game I have become adicted to, it’s called Castaways. This is where you build a settlement, feed your population and find your way off an island you’ve become stranded on after a large storm. In order to leave the island, you must rely on resources of the island to build a ship.I haven’t done this yet, every time I tried my population died of starvation. I will keep on trying though.

If you’re wondering about this week, the only thing I have planned is to go to Libby’s orchestra consert. And, did I ever tell you I made it into orchestra for next year?

Thanks for reading,
type you later,

tornado outbreak

Hey you guys,
Steve again.

Last night, May 15, 2013 brought huge tornadoes to north texas between the hours of 6 P.M and 1 A.M this morning. In total, there were at least 10 tornadoes. The number of confirmed deaths is 6, with at least a hundred enjured. The largest tornado I believe happened in Johnson county around Clebern, however it could’ve been in grand prerry. All I know, is that there was a mile wide tornado some where south and west of Dallas, and that it flattened homes, caused fatalities, and left many people enjured and/or homeless.

This is the largest tornado outbreak we’ve seen in 1 year, 1 month, 6 days, 2 or 3 hours, and about 30 minutes. In fact, you can read about my last tornado outbreak experience by clicking this link to take you to the april 3rd, 2012 page. In that tornado outbreak, there were a total of 17 tornadoes, and at 2:01 P.M, a tornado emergency was declaired for Dallas county. This was the tornado outbreak that hit laincaster and arlington pretty hard, and a tornado came over my school, later wiping out one of those speedy oil change places.

As far as Dallas county went with this tornado outbreak, we only had one warning, but the circulation weakened as it pushed over my area. Sirens did sound in downtown dallas, (a live fox four reporter saw and heard the storm, and broadcasted it over the 10:00 news).

So, to sum things up, last night was a pretty major tornado outbreak across the western counties, and the western half of the metroplex, along with the southwest portion of the metroplex.

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As a bottom note, you can see what I did on may 15, 2011 (I had a friend’s birthday party to go to). And, it was sunny!
So, click this button to see what I did on may 15th of 2011.

severe weather day!

Hey you guys,
steve again.

Do you remember my April 3rd journal entry from last year?
If not, click that link to read it.
Last year, there was a massive tornado outbreak not only in texas, but stretching up into the northwest part of the country. This spawned huge tornadoes, one of which causing a tornado emergency to be issued in Dallas county. Mind you, that was last year. This year, we aren’t in on so much action. This April 3rd I’m afraid is cold, rainy, and dreary like what you’d get in February. What is the forecast for today?
Cloudy with showers likely and issolated thunderstorms with highs in the mid 50’s and northeast winds. What was the forecast last year?
Showers and thunderstorms (a near 100% chance), with some possibley being severe, and it was in the 70’s.
What a difference? The only thing that remains the same is that it will rain this April 3rd like it did last year. There will not however be any severe weather today.

Recap back to last April 3rd.
I don’t know how much I said about last April 3rd in the journal entry, but I will tell you about the day anyway.
So, it started off as any normal day would. I went ahead and went to school, the air was kind of heavy and muggy. It wasn’t that dark outside when I went to school, seen as how the storms weren’t supposed to hit until the afternoon. I wasn’t too woried about the weather, because large hail, damaging wind, and heavy rain were the main threats. There was a small chance for perhaps an issolated tornado or 2, but I wasn’t too concerned.
Last year, I had to pass a window only to get to second period and 5th period. When I went to second, it was still bright outside, and I still wasn’t concerned.
When I went to fifth period however, things weren’t looking too bright. As my friend was walking me to choir, I looked curiously at how dark it had become. I just ultimately assumed a thunderstorm was coming.
It wasn’t until we got well into choir that the omonous storms began to move in. Our choir teacher, MS McQueen was having to get on to us because the class was being bad. We were fixing to start writing sentences, and I had just bent my knees to sit down when it happened.

Out of the blue, the tornado sirens began blaring. At first, I wondered if it was the weekly test. “How could that be though? It is Tuesday at like 1:15,” I wondered in my head.
That is when a rumble of thunder crashed outside, and I realised it wasn’t a test. The class got quiet as Ms McQueen went to take a look outside. When she came back in the room, she instructed us to quiet down in case the principal were to say something. I sat there shaking in fear in case it were to tornado.
Though the weather was pretty bad, we were still able to go to 6th period. My friend took me passed the window and I could barely see any light. It was dark, black, and omonous outside.
During 6th period, most of the classes had to sit out in the hallway. Sence I was in a science class, we sat under the table and I cracked jokes with my friends because we were all kind of scared. We had to leave for 7th period a few minutes late, because the storm warning had expired.
I didn’t know this until recently, but the reason we were under the tables in 6th period was due to that tornado emergency. Sixth period is in the 2:00 hour, and the tornado emergency was issued at 2:01 p.m for Mesquite, Dallas, and I can’t remember the other city.
Well, 7th period seemed normal. There was only one omonous sign throughout the period–the fact that so many people were leaving school early.
Here is where the situation gets to a breaking point.
As I sat in my class drumbing my fingers on the desk absent mindedly, the principal comes on the intercom. “All students riding the bus cannot leave school until the weather clears up. These students must remain in their classrooms until the teacher dismisses them,” he says.
That showed me something was going on.
“What?” a kid in my class asked.
“He’s just trying to keep you safe,” replied the teacher.

Sence I don’t like to get through all of the crowds, I leave a couple minutes early. I left that day about 3:19, expecting a thunderstorm to be on the way. When I emerged in the front, I heard hail pinging on the metal roof. It was so dark at this time, it looked like the sun was 2 minutes away from being totally gone.
Soon, the hail stopped. i thought that meant the storms were over, that is until this happened.
My sister came out of her theater class about 3:25, and we emerged into the stormy afternoon. The air was still, heavy, and warm. It wasn’t even raining or anything. It was a sort of serene; calm. There was only 1 or 2 raindrops, and absolutely no wind what so ever. The only thing that was off was that it had got even darker now. Now, it looked like 20 seconds before it got pitch black. This was freeking me out just a bit.
As soon as I climbed into the front seet of my mom’s car, the sirens began wailing. It got even darker to the point where you could just see the smallest bit of light, and the principal came on again. “All students and teachers, leave any exterier…” I shut the door, and my mom started driving before he could finish.
The worsed of it was over after that. That evening, it continued to thunder through about 8:00 PM, but no more tornadic storms came over our area.

I’m afraid that our story has come to a close. I do know that this april 3rd will not be nearly as hectic, but it will be way colder than last.

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—have you ever heard a frightening message like this before?

Please watch this vid I found browsing around on youtube:

Now, tell me. What do you think this teenager was thinking? I’m sure that if I were him I would be freeking out. Have you ever heard a message like this on a weather radio or otherwise any other commercial outlets?

a heatwave across north texas

Hello you guys,
There is some major tripple didgets going across north texas. Areas such as Wichita Falls have topped out around 108 digrees, and Dallis has hit 105, but it feels like 107. These serious heat conditions are expected to continue for the next several days. Don’t believe me?
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watch out for bad weather this week

dangerous weather is possible this week in north texas. This here is just another post about bad weather, so read it to see the summary of the weather that is possible, and to stay warned. <a href=""> Read More...

Starting tonight, severe weather will spread across the northern portion of Texas. Expect large hail, damaging winds, and dangerous lightning to accompany these storms. These will last threw the evening, before giving way to sunshine tomorrow. But, storms return tomorrow night, and stick around threw Tuesday. Then, expect a break for the day on Wednesday, with storms rolling back into the forecast for late thursday night and into friday.