Sunday, August 10, 2014

Oshkosh/Air Venture 2014

Below are some pics and videos of my trip to Rockford for B2OSH and subsequent time at Oshkosh/EAA Air Venture 2014

my B2OSH/Air Venture trip

Heres a GoPro video a colleague in the B2OSH formation put to together from the 2014 formation flight to Oshkosh, im in there somewhere

Heres a review of the Oshkosh/Air Venture 2014 that EAA put together

Friday, July 18, 2014


For the 2100 TAF main concerns are low cigs and potential for any overnight fog.

 Very tricky overnight forecast once again as we have October like weather in July with an unseasonably cool airmass in place with saturated ground. This is compounded by quite a significant difference in LAMP guidance from HRRR and GFS. As of discussion time/21z, 1km vis and area obs showed widespread VFR cigs in place across the region. H850 streamline analysis shows weak CAA from OK where RHs arent much different than down here in NTX. With this in mind and no signs of sig clearing across the region, will side more with the GFS LAMP but not go as aggressive with the low cigs overnight as there is a bit more dryer air in the PBL than 24hrs ago, however, there is a small window of lowered cigs/vis before sunrise as PBL reaches max cooling, esp given breaks in clouds but will not insert any change groupings attm. Expect winds to gradually veer around to the SE through the nighttime hours.

KDFW 182120Z 1900/2000 01008KT P6SM SCT025 OVC035
     FM 190000 08005KT P6SM OVC035
     FM 190900 10003KT 3SM BR BKN025
     FM 191500 14008KT P6SM SCT040
     FM 192100 14010KT P6SM FEW040

Monday, July 14, 2014

Senior Capstone

final draft

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WFAA Demo (PC Only)


I apologize for the occasional skipping, it came that way from the master cut

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4/9 CASA Executive Council Meeting (PC Only)

Below is a portion of the CASA Executive Council Meeting at North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). I recommend turning your volume up to hear all the speakers. The room was somewhat large and the recorder didnt catch all the audio so I had to adjust during editing. Some key points include the following...
  • Unresolved technical issues with UNT radar
  • Addison radar to be up & running this weekend (4/12-13)
  • Cleburne radar May install
  • Ft. Worth radar June install
  • mobile Phased Array
  • CASA radar mobile app
The media reps included 3 Chief mets. From L to R-Pete Delkus (blue shirt/WFAA), David Finfrock (red tie/NBC5), and Larry Mowry (tan polo/CBS11)

Update: Below is a pic from the July 9th meeting ft Ashton Altieri & Colleen Coyle (WFAA), Larry Mowry (CBS11), David Finfrock (NBC5), and yours truly

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


For the 2100 TAFs main concerns were the onset of low level clouds and precipitation. Only change to this forecast from previous/18z was to delay onset of precip as most models have backed off on timing of upper disturbance.

Visible satellite shows low clouds moving north through the hill country this afternoon. Veered winds at 850 will keep the bulk of these clouds south and east of the terminals through evening hours. Winds aloft will begin to back, however, as the nocturnal low level jet strengthens, therefore, expect these clouds to invade the metro terminals by 0900. Cigs should be mostly MVFR around 2200.

In keeping with the previous forecast, expect cigs to lower through sunrise as deeper Gulf moisture is fed into the region. Eventually a combination of saturated air parcels reaching their LFC through isentropic lifting and through aid of several upper disturbances, expect onset of light rain mostly for eastern terminals but will include KDFW not to split hairs. As this occurs, cigs will lower to IFR around 010 to 012.

In the extended a weak cold front will come down Thursday morning and will push the bulk of the precip east, expect dryer low level air to raise cigs and eventually scattered cigs shortly after sunrise.

KDFW 072050z 0721/0912 18015KT 10SM FEW250
  FM080900 17010KT P6SM OVC020
  FM081500 17010KT 6SM  -RA BR OVC012
  FM091200 10005KT P6SM OVC020

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Ice Storm

During the 1st week of December of significant freezing/sleet storm impacted much of North Texas with mostly sleet in the DFW area. A link to the storm summary will be posted soon.

ice storm, a set on Flickr.