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To our readers:
The New Year came in like a charging bull, tornados, high end
storms, flooding and sorts of DAV and VA medical
examinations for yours truly. So, what can we talk about, well
we (CE staff) put together a list from the web for all the links
that one can find for you.
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nice links and their links lead to more links on how to keep your
cell phones and other things that keep on working through the
storms. In the tablet, the link below will take you to a full page
if you need too!
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7 Tips for Preserving Your Phone Battery During a
Ryan December 15, 2022
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As another winter storm affects many parts of the country today, widespread
power outages can occur. During these times, your phone may be your only
connection to the outside world. Here are some tips for keeping it charged.
1. Enable Low Power Mode. First, you‘ll want to enable ―Low Power
Mode‖ or ―Battery Saver‖ if your phone has the feature (here‘s the
instructions for enabling Low Power Mode for iPhone users).
2. Dim your screen. Go into your phone‘s display settings and see if your
phone is usable at the lowest setting, even if it means cupping your hand
over the screen to see it. The backlight can be one of the biggest drains
on your battery.
3. Turn off GPS. If you‘re staying put until the storm lets up, you could
consider turning of the GPS (also referred to as ―location services‖) in
your phone‘s settings. Many weather apps will let you enter your zip
code in order to retrieve your forecast instead of requiring the use of the
power-hungry GPS chip.
4. Reduce notifications. During an emergency, you probably don‘t need
your phone to light up (and drain) every time SnapChat sends you a ―your
friend is typing‖ notification. Disable unnecessary notifications to prevent
your screen from lighting up every few seconds. Many phones allow you
to change the notifications to ―sound only‖ which helps preserve battery
power that would otherwise be used to light up your screen. Many phones
will not light up the screen for each notification if you place it face down
on a surface.
5. Keep it plugged in. If you haven‘t lost power yet, keep your phone
plugged into the charger (connected to a surge protector, of course). That
way, if your power does go out, your battery will start out at 100%.
6. Utilize your other devices. Instead of draining the battery of your
primary phone by streaming music or shows, utilize any other devices
you may have to stay entertained. You don‘t want to be stuck in a
situation where you can‘t make a phone call because you drained the
battery binging a show. WiFi-only devices will likely be cut off from the
outside world if your main internet connection goes out with the power.
However, if you can store some offline movies, games or e-books ahead
of time, a tablet or old phone can still entertain you without an internet
connection while your preserve the battery in your primary phone.
Another little known fact: some laptops continue to power the USB ports
while the laptop is ―sleeping‖. Charge up your laptop‘s battery, let is
sleep, and use the laptop as a giant power bank.
7. Grab some external batteries and chargers. Many different power
banks are available that allow you to connect virtually any device that can
charge via USB. Emergency radios are also good to have on hand as can
not only act as a power bank, but they can also function as a radio, a
flashlight, and a siren.
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keeping your cell phone fully charged in storms
H I G H W A Y S
The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for
Thrilling Storm Shots
Four storm-chasing shutterbugs—from an amateur to a 40-year veteran—describe
what it's like to get the perfect picture
Written by: John Nova Lomax
Published: May 5, 2022 at 10:01 am
With major contributions to the two most famous tornado movies of all time, Texans loom over
the cinematic subgenre of ―films featuring tornadoes.‖ First, we have Galveston native King
Vidor, who survived that city‘s great hurricane of 1900. Though he graciously declined credit,
he directed the Kansas tornado scenes in Wizard of Oz. Fifty-seven years later, Fort Worth
native Bill Paxton starred in Twister, the blockbuster that inspired a generation of storm chasers
to get in their trucks with their cameras and head for the eerie green skies. Today, the internet
and social media have brought this daredevil form of photography even more to the fore.
While Texas is not as strongly associated with tornadoes as Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa, it
historically beats every state for the most tornadoes a year. The latest data shows an annual
average of 155 twisters in Texas between 1991 and 2010, compared to second place Kansas‘ 96.
Much of north-central Texas and the Panhandle lies well within what is known as Tornado
Alley, the zone of the Great Plains where cold dry air coming off the Rocky Mountains collides
with the warm and moist breezes sighing northward from the Gulf. This combo creates the
world‘s most perfect incubator for tornadoes and supercell storms.
We‘re currently in the middle of tornado season in Tornado Alley, which occurs between March
and June. Then, from the beginning of June, we enter Atlantic hurricane season, lasting through
the end of November. According to researchers at Colorado State University, a group that has
been presenting hurricane season forecasts for four decades, the likelihood of a storm hitting
Texas is 54%, up from an average of 36%. What all this means is that we‘ve reached peak
season for storm chasing.
As someone from the Gulf Coast, I find storm chasing to be pure madness. We learn early and hear often to
―hunker down‖ and ―run from the water, hide from the wind.‖ Storm chasers eschew hunkering and opt instead
to drive as fast as they can right at the wind. Speaking from experiences of several hurricanes and mere tornado
weather (not an actual tornado, which thankfully have remained only in my nightmares, but just those
otherworldly conditions in which they spawn), I‘d rather ride out five Category 5 ‘canes than a single middling
Then there are folks like Bob Pack. At 61, he‘s been covering weather for 40 years. Fellow photographer Adam
Kyle Jackson calls Pack ―a chaser purist,‖ meaning he makes a living chasing storms and selling stills and video
footage to news stations and other media and other organizations. ―If you are where there‘s severe weather and
you‘re sitting next to Bob Pack, something good‘s going to happen,‖ Jackson says, laughing.
Pack‘s eeriest—and most rewarding—tornado experience came in Cleburne, around 2012 or ‘14. ―Somewhere
in that range,‖ he says. ―I saw seven tornadoes that one day and this one tornado formed a little before dark,
which is when usually the low level jet kicks in, and that‘s when you really get your tornadoes to form.‖
Even by Pack‘s standards, this was a scary night. The weather radar went down for two scans, leaving him in
the dark for a crucial eight minutes, and when a power flash occurred and illuminated the night, he saw a
tornado ripping its way through Cleburne mere feet away, right across the street. He could feel the barometric
pressure dropping, and his truck chose that moment to start ―running rough.‖ He survived, though, and in the
aftermath happened to notice a lost child.
―I hit my lights on the truck,‖ he recalls. ―And I saw this blond-headed girl walking down the road on the
Pack grabbed a bottle of water and took it to the dazed child, who was able to tell Pack that she had ridden out
the storm at a friend‘s house, and now was lost. Pack asked her where her house was, and from her description,
he realized with a sinking heart that her home had been in the very path of the worst of the storm.
Reassuring the child she would be OK, Pack set off to help her find her mom. Walking among downed power
lines, Pack told the girl to trace his steps and duck when he said so. Far from the radius of his truck‘s headlight
illumination, it was just him and the girl picking their way through a ruined and dangerous landscape behind
―And after, I don‘t know, 15 to 20 minutes, we get down and this woman comes running over and she grabs the
girl, and hugs her. And it was her mother,‖ Pack recalls. ―She latched on to me and gave me a big hug that I
thought I‘d never get out of and thanked me for taking care of her daughter. And that‘s when I said to myself:
‗This is part of the reason I think I‘m on this Earth: I take the helping people part of everything very serious.‖
I am certainly not alone in marveling at the pictures these photographers share and the meteorological science
they help us understand. Here, we ask Pack, a true veteran of the field, and three other practitioners of the
craft—an amateur, a meteorologist just starting out, and a climate scientist entering his prime—to share with us
their favorite images.
Photo by Laura Rowe
Occupation: College basketball player and student teacher
Experience: Next to none. When she went out chasing this storm last spring, it was her first storm-chasing trip.
―This picture was what I like to call a ‗Godincidence,‘‖ she says.
Photo: Taken along County Road 172 south of Earth, north of Littlefield. ―The sunset was absolutely beautiful
behind us, with the storm right in front of us. We just listened to some music and watched [the front] change in
front of us. It was so beautiful, it‘s hard to describe how gorgeous the colors were. It was constantly changing
with all kinds of brilliant colors. The photo hardly does it justice.
Viral Sensation: Rowe posted the photo on Twitter, along with the the tweet ―storm chasin [sic] in West
Texas,‖ on May 17. She tagged a pro photographer named Charlie Stout who‘d been covering the same storm.
―It took off from there,‖ she says. ―It had just under 100,000 likes on the night that I posted it before I went to
sleep, then had 262,000 the next morning.‖ It finally started to level out on Twitter in late May and early June
with 512,000 likes, 83,000 retweets, and over 2,000 replies. Instagram garnered her around 25,000 likes and
―too many reposts to count.‖
―I had no idea what to do initially or how to react,‖ she recalls. ―Everything moved so fast! I actually ended up
reaching out to Charlie Stout and he helped me with setting up a website, obtaining my copyright, and handling
all of my questions … I had no idea that so many people would love the photo. I had messages from people all
around the world telling me how it impacted them.‖
Photo by Landon Schaeffer
Occupation: Geologist and geosteering consultant at Terra Guidance. Schaeffer, who received his Master‘s in
meteorology from Mississippi State this year, also operates an independent meteorology company under his
Experience: Schaeffer caught the tornado bug while attending pre-K in 1992, when the Houston area suffered a
rare tornado outbreak. ―It was one of the first events I can remember,‖ he says. ―And that got me interested in
weather.‖ With that event setting the course for his life, Schaffer has been chasing storms whenever he can
since the spring tornado season of 2014. He added hurricanes to his storm chasing last year.
Scariest moment: ―One time I got a flat tire and my car broke down in East Texas in the path of a circulation,
which luckily didn‘t really touch down. But it was very scary for a few minutes because we couldn‘t quite get
the spare on before it hit.‖
Photo: ―This is an amazing structure of a storm with sunset. Left side is anticyclonic rotation and the right side
is cyclonic. Very rare to see this so clearly without rain or hail obscuring. This was near Earth, Texas, on May
16, 2021.‖ [Editor‘s Note: This photo was taken during the same storm as Laura Rowe‘s, but the photographers
were not on the same trip.]
Photo by Adam Kyle Jackson.
Adam Kyle Jackson
Occupation: Extreme weather and
Experience: Jackson was born and
raised on a South Plains farm near
Levelland, the heart of Texas‘s
Tornado Alley. The ―whole
weather aspect of farming‖ was
ingrained in him from birth. ―My
paw-paw had a ham radio and we‘d
get out and chase a storm every
now and then, even a long time
ago,‖ he says. ―Jumping ahead, I
founded an engineering firm in
Houston that focused on
atmospheric science and air quality
permit compliance, which involved
a lot of meteorological data
analysis of air modeling. A lot of
my clients were in Kansas,
Nebraska, all the cool places that
you want to be. At first, I chased
just to chase—I never really
considered, ‗Hey I should take a
picture of this stuff.‘‖
Photo: Jackson took this photo, titled ―Balancing Strike,‖ of an embedded mesocyclone with lightning striking
just outside of Perryton in June 2020. ―Possibly the greatest updraft and lightning show I‘ve seen to date,‖ he
says. He describes the moment leading up to the shot:
―The chase started earlier in the day at storm initiation near Montezuma, Kansas, where I had gotten myself into
a bit of trouble surrounded on all sides with massive hail and no clear escape route. I lost visual and radar signal
several times and just decided to bail to the south with no intention of continuing to chase. This is where I
luckily encountered the backside of a developing system on the Oklahoma-Texas border, snapped a few quick
photos near Perryton, and continued to run from this thing all the way to Wichita Falls, where it had turned into
a linear monster with massive hail.‖
Hometown: College Station
Photo by Bob Pack
Occupation: Freelances for multiple television entities providing images, B-roll footage, live video feeds, and
commentary prior to, during, and after weather events. He does not consider himself a journalist bound to a
code of nonintervention, although he is sometimes referred to as such by media partners. ―When people need
help, I turn the camera off because ‗the shot‘ is not my number one priority, helping them is,‖ he explains.
Experience: Pack says he‘s been through 204 tornadoes—not including hurricanes and derechos. His first
tornado briefly tore through part of his hometown of Somerville, picked up a barn, and deposited it several
hundred yards away, right in front of his eyes. ―It was just one of those brief tornadoes that suddenly drops
down out of the sky for a few seconds, and sends pieces of tin and other debris flying through the air, hangs
pieces of debris in the trees, and moves a barn over from one place to the other.‖
Photo: When you‘ve taken as many photos of storms, it can be a challenge to keep track of all of them. ―Best I
can deduce from old social media posts, this was [taken] way back on May 29, 2018, so it must have been near
Wheeler,‖ Pack says about this dramatic shot of the edge of a supercell thunderstorm taken during a tornado
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10 Tips for Staying Safe During a Hurricane
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4. Fill your car with gasoline
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6. Close storm shutters and move away from windows
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As American and Veteran I will never forget all those who served and
perished. For those who are still here you’re not alone, enjoy your
grandchildren and great grandchildren. At 11:48 am central times (7:48 am
Hawaii) give a toast to their memory, with tears in my eyes, to all the
brothers and sisters that gave it all, salute!
From my family and staff to your family, have a
Merry Christmas and May Peace dwell in your home.
Peter Nadal, Pam Kennoy, Rodrigo Esperanza,
Nomar Shaw, Diane G and Big Poppa