Category Archives: Reflections

Why The Dewpoint Needs To Be A Part Of Official NWS Weather Records

Everyone knows the word moisture. It is a fundamental ingredient for making precipitation or even keeping it away. It is the reason why it was humid today; the more moisture there is in the air (the higher the dewpoint), the … Continue reading

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The Best Gift Tim Hedrick Ever Gave Me

Long before I got a bobblehead, grocery bags with his name on them, worked with him, spoke with him on the phone, or trained to be a meteorologist, Tim Hedrick did something for me that put the pendulum in motion. … Continue reading

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How My Father Still Inspires Me 19 Years After His Death

Everyone has dates that cannot be scrubbed from their mind. September 17, 1996 is at the top of my list. It is the day that my father suddenly died. Long before his death, my father lived his dream. He was … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Revisit Weather Safety And Personal Responsibility

Weather has the power to be inconvenient and – unfortunately – can be a threat to life and property. The danger that weather presents depends on the situation; lightning may not be a significant threat to you in your home, … Continue reading

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More Storms Than Usual This Month, Summer, And Year?

Many in the Tri-State feel that this has been an abnormally stormy month, summer, or year. Perhaps it is the intensity of the rain, the frequency of the storms, or the lack of days with abundant sunshine that have people … Continue reading

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A Sycamore Story: Putting A Weather Station On The Roof

Since I returned back home to Cincinnati in late 2011, I’ve been connected with Sycamore Community Schools in a lot of ways: through teachers, through friends, and by getting involved in district activities. Sycamore is a district with award-winning education, … Continue reading

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned From My High School Physics Teacher

Meet Mr. G. Some call him Mr. Gutekunst. Some (not me) call him Mike. Regardless of what you call him, he was my physics teacher junior year of high school. I have seen him twice since I graduated. One of … Continue reading

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