Monday, May 5, 2014

Preparing for our 2014 trip

Two weeks from today on May 19, the WeatherHawks group will be heading out for their second annual Great Plains chase field course. The group is lead by Dr. John Frye from the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Assisting Dr. Frye on this year’s trip will be Andy Courtney. Andy went on the trip last year as a student and will serve as Dr. Frye’s assistant this year. There are 8 students, with various backgrounds, enrolled in the course. The wide backgrounds of the students will bring a unique perspective to the course and our travels throughout the Great Plains region. Adding to the unique perspective will be an additional person accompanying us on the trip. Dr. Frye’s son, Broderick, will also be joining the trip this year and will be guest blogging about the trip from the perspective of a middle school student. We will be out chasing from May 19 until June 1.

Similar to last year, we will be creating a daily recap on our blog ( We will also be posting quick updates throughout the day while in the field on our Facebook ( and Twitter ( accounts. Please share this information with any other weather enthusiast that you may know. You can also send us questions via those social media outlets or via email at uww.weatherhawks at (replace the at with the symbol).

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