2011 Summary, Looking for Chase Partner(s)

Well here we are, 2012 has arrived, 2011 although exciting weather wise was also very devastating, prayers go out to those lost to severe weather in 2011.
Here is our 2011 summary of weather conditions from our weather station in O’Fallon, MO. I know you all have been up all night waiting for this! ;)
Temperatures: 44 days of 90° or higher, 9 more than 2010, 23 days with a high below 32°, 13 less than 2010, we had 87 days with a low of 32° or colder, 12 less than 2010, and 1 day with a low of 0° or below, 1 less than 2010. High recorded was 103.1° and the low was -1.2.
We recorded 40.56 inches of rain, with measurable rain on 105 days, 70 days recorded totals over .10 inch, and 9 days over 1 inch of rain.
The wind average was 3.8 mph with a high gust recorded @ 48 mph.
2011 brought several storm chases for us including our youngest son’s first chase. This happened on the Good Friday/St. Louis tornado storm. We observed this storm from Ashland, MO to Weldon Springs and gave up due to light and I don’t like to chase in heavily populated areas. We also chased in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois this past year. I went on several chases by myself, limiting my ability to get a reasonable amount of photos/video, Aaron’s schedule has picked up with work, school and his band Eventide Landlocked taking up his free time. This brought on some unique challenges for me, there is a lot to do when chasing, it is a two person job. Look for an announcement later this month; I am in need of a primary/backup chase partner(s).
Happy 2012 everyone!

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