2017 Already? / by Anton Kapela

Ouch!  March 24, 2017!  Haven't done a thing with this blog since last August.  Good thing I don't do this for a living. It's unreal how busy one gets in retirement!  Actually, I do work a part-time job...for money!  I'm a delivery guy for a company that provides clean floor mats, towels, shop rags, aprons and uniforms to various businesses.  I have two defined routes and the number of stops varies from week to week. It's a physical job - I'm getting paid to work out!  I bring the dirty mats and bags of whatever back to the shop for washing/drying. Then repeat the next week.

I added one more SLC picture today.

The hail swath associated with a severe storm in the evening of March 23rd just missed my local neighborhood, but a mile away some cars were "dinged" by the hailstones ranging in diameter from 1/2 inch to 1.25 inches.  Even 12 hours later small piles of hailstones remained on the ground in low spots as rain water washed the stones off road surfaces.

Tomorrow, March 25th, I talk about the SLC Club at a severe weather seminar (2017 Dark Skies) sponsored by MidWest SSTRC at Madison College.  The seminar goes from 8am to 430 pm, There are several speakers lined up, including a severe weather spotter class conducted by the Milwaukee-Sullivan NWS office.

I will do a spotter class on April 10, 2017, at the Delavan FD building on Ann Street, from 1 to 3 pm. Hope I remember how to do it!  It should go well, I'm using the current 2017 spotter slide set developed by the Sullivan office.