Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big Picture's Big Picture has just released a series of photos of the tornado damage in the Midwest. Striking photos as usual, they did a great job showing the scope of the carnage. The photos can be found here:

Big Picture Severe weather Continues

I listened to a scanner feed for a suburb of Oklahoma City for a very short while yesterday. I believe it was several hours after a tornado had hit and there was quite a bit of traffic. It sounded like the command system was in place with several geographical divisions operating. The voices on the radio sounded calm, in control but tired.

The South Kansas City Observer  sent me this link with a recording of dispatch traffic from Joplin, MO  at the time of the massive tornado that occurred there on the 22nd. It can be found here:

dispatch tape link

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people who have suffered loss as a result of these storms and to the first responders who rose to the occasion and dealt with these disasters. Strong work folks.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Capt. Schmoe:
    Here's a link to a link of the radio traffic in Joplin. It's compressed, but according to the blog author, a former FF, it's all there.

    Amazingly calm. Which is the kind of weather I am ready for--calm, sunny and in the 80s sounds about right!

    The Observer

  2. Thanks observer I am going to link it.