High Plains Drifter


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March 14, 2007

Virtual Chasing Coming Soon!!

Filed under: Storm Chasing — Mike U @ 3:38 am

Virtual storm chasing is coming to Underthemeso.com!  With the addition of some new software…StormLab 4… (which I am currently Beta testing right now)… it will be easy for friends, family, and other storm chasers and severe weather enthusiasts to follow my storm chase pursuits during the severe weather season.  On days that I will be out in the field, the underthemeso.com frontpage will go into "Chase Mode", which will contain a map with radar imagery, surface observations, and my latest GPS location.  My cell phone provider has an incredible coverage over Eastern Colorado, about 95% of the entire state of Kansas, and a large part of Nebraska…as well as south into West Texas.  These are the areas that I chase the most.  I fully expect to be able to provide near-real time radar images with my GPS location during my chases probably 80% of the time, so you know exactly what storm I am chasing.  I do have an external antenna for my data card, which will make it possible to hold a data signal longer…keeping a continuous download and upload process using StormLab 4. 

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Mike, You need to mount a dedicated webcam to the roof, we want to be with you on the journey and see it all in streaming video! Please wipe off the bugs every once in awhile!

    Comment by Fritz — March 15, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

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