May 3, 2004
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May 3, 2004

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The day began with a nice sundog visible in the east.

The truck was set up at Jefferson Middle School to show the kids the kinds of equipment we would be taking on the chase.

The school was presented with a WeatherBug Homeland Security certification flag and award. Their weather monitoring station can provide data to the Department of Homeland Security in the event of a civil emergency.

After addressing the students they all came out to check out the chase vehicle.

Next we headed to the Storm Prediction Center where Dan McCarthy gave us a tour and explained the day to day operations. Today was a good day to be giving a tour as there was no severe weather anywhere in the US.

We were standing outside the door to the experimental Phased Array Radar of the National Severe Storms Lab when the Chief of Radar Research and Development , Doug Forsyth, came out with a group he was showing the radar to. He graciously offered to show us as well and gave us a great tour and explanation of the project. Information about this project is available HERE.

Unfortunately there's nothing but blue sky in Oklahoma. Looks like we will be headed north for some possible activity later in the week.

Here's the wonderful view of  the flat terrain around Oklahoma City. As you can see there was not a cloud in the sky.

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