Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Texas at OSU

This Saturday OSU faces Texas in Stillwater. This will be the biggest game so far this season. The Big 12 South title is on the line once again this week. If we beat Texas, which I believe we can, our only other opponent in the south will be Baylor before facing OU in Norman. So if your not following, that means there is a pretty good chance that Bedlam will be a battle for a spot in the Big 12 Championship game.

Here’s why I believe that OSU will get past Texas. First let’s look at some per game averages.

Total Yards:
Texas - 458 18th in NCAA
OSU – 493 9th in NCAA

Passing Yards:
Texas - 271 33rd in NCAA
OSU – 236 66th in NCAA

Rushing Yards:
Texas – 186 30th in NCAA
OSU – 256 5th in NCAA

Total Points:
Texas – 33.9 30th in NCAA
OSU – 34.5 27th in NCAA

Secondly, let’s step in the ol’ way back machine and travel back to last Saturday when Texas barely came back to beat Nebraska, a team we completely smashed two weeks earlier. After watching some highlights of that game, it was clear that Texas has a problem defending the middle of the field. Nebraska was able to effectively pass the ball and put themselves in a position to win the game. If they can’t defend the middle it will be the Zac Robinson show in Stillwater this Saturday. Zac will make it rain and repeatedly find Bowman and Pettigrew for big gains. Combine that with the best running back in the Big 12, Savage, and I think we have a recipe for an OSU victory this weekend.

I’ll be there like a real fan should be. As for the rest of you, watch it on ABC at 2:30.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

10-17 Chase

For this event I chased with Steve Miller and Hans Schroeder. We met up at Hans' house in Edmond and headed out to west OKC to reassess the situation. We determined that we should probably head west to El Reno where we waited on storms to fire to our southwest. We intercepted our first storm near Union City and were on it until Perkins where we let it go for another storm that would be moving into Stroud. We intercepted the storm in Stroud around 6:00 and were able to get some decent pictures and video there.

If this system hadn't been hyped so much I would say it was a pretty good chase day overall. We were on the best storm in the area for a couple of hours and were able to stay in close vicinity the entire time despite rapid storm movement.

Perkins T-Storm


Timelapse from Stroud

Stroud T-Storm

Video Capture in Stroud

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Chase Day

No activity so far. Right now I'm setting in OKC with Steve and Hans waiting on things to fire out west. There is great potential around Lawton but since the storms will be hauling ass we've decided to hang out up here to intercept anything that develops. I'm starting to wonder if we shouldn't have stuck to my original target of Enid. It looks like things are starting to develop on the dryline and they will be tracking toward Enid. If they put up a tornado watch for that area we will probably get the hell out of here and try to intercept any supercells that form in that region.

Things around the OKC area have potential. The sun has come out and it's really started to warm up. I think the last time I looked it was 74 with 65 Td. That's not too shabby concidering we just had a decent thunderstorm move through the area about an hour ago.

I'll try to post more later in the day when things get going.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

10/17 Severe Wx Event

At this time all things point toward a major severe weather event here in Oklahoma tomorrow. If everything comes together as it should there will be a decent chance of supercell development along with tornadoes, of which some could be long lived and very strong. At this point I am liking north central OK for the best action. I am taking off work tomorrow so that I can get in on some of the action. Since I didn't have vacation time to spare during the spring storm season, I am really excited about getting out on this system.

I'll post more later. I should probably get to work. Look for updates during the day tomorrow. If I get a couple of minutes during the chase I'll post some updates.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Next 30 Days

In the next 30 days I will be seeing two great concerts. The first concert, which is tomorrow, is not that big of deal nationally but they always put on a good show. The second concert, Nov 11th, is an event of the year type concert and will be awesome. If you haven’t guessed the two acts already, I will be seeing Cross Canadian Ragweed tomorrow night at the Million Dollar Elm Event Center and Garth Brooks at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Nov. 11th. I know some of you have to be thinking, “What the hell is this guy talking about? Garth Brooks is a country singer and there’s no way a country singer can put on a good show.” Well that’s where you’re wrong. I saw him once in the late 90’s and to this day it is the best concert I have ever seen. No holds are barred when Garth puts on a show. It is guaranteed he will have the best sound system, pyrotechnics, lights, and stage design he can get his hands on. Ask anyone who has seen him, country fan or not, and they will agree that his shows are awesome.

Aside from the concerts, next weekend is Oktoberfest, and OSU’s Homecoming. OSU also has two other home dates within the next 30 days so it looks like tailgating will be on for the next month or so.

I guess this post is really pretty pointless, but I am pretty pumped about the events coming up in the next month.

On another note, I may actually get to post something weather related within the next week. It looks like we will have a chance of storms beginning Sunday and continuing pretty much through next Wed. or so. I’m hoping the models will speed things up a little. It looks like Sunday may be a Woodward chase but with the latest model runs it doesn’t look like anything will pop until late evening. That means night chasing and very little sleep Sunday night. Neither of which I’m really a fan of.