Tropical Storm Adrian

We have a new tropical storm in the Pacific. Yesterday at 4pm CDT the National Hurricane Center declared this as a tropical depression, and then at 10pm CDT it became the first named storm of the Pacific season. It is gaining a little more strength as the pressure is dropping and is expected to become a hurricane some time between Friday and Saturday.


I was in my room to distract myself from all of the grief at the loss of Babusya. I had my meteorological screens on with the TV on. The TV was talking about Sally Yates’ testimony yesterday. My dog needed to go out, so I went on a quick walk and then I returned to my room and the topic completely changed. It had breaking news saying that the FBI Director Comey was fired by the President.

I was not a fan of Comey. I was a Clinton supporter (I couldn’t vote since I was not a citizen of the United States until February 25th 2017) and the timing when he sent the letter to Congress which could have effected the election. When he testified before congress about why he did that I understood what he was thinking about what his reasons were. I don’t agree with his decision but I understood his thinking.

Now I am very worried. I believe that the timing about his firing is very well planed. First off he was leading the investigation of Trump’s connections to Russia. There are two possible reasons why he fired Comey tonight. The first possible reason is that Trump felt the pressure of the FBI closing in on him so he got rid of him. The second possibility is that the Russians hated Comey and they have blackmail on Trump so they used that against Trump and demanded to get rid of Comey.

Trump is over reached his power, this is not how Presidents conduct their powers. If Trump doesn’t like you, you will be fired. I truly believe that this is a cover up, and this makes me so sad for my country and so angry at the President and at my homeland Russia. I came to this country for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but this country under Trump is turning into Russia. In Russia if Putin doesn’t like you, you will be fired, or even killed.¬†You can’t say anything bad about Putin, that can get you jailed. People are walking on pins and needles over there, they are scared for their lives. Now I am seeing this happening here, and that makes me so angry. America stands for democracy and our rights. Now it is turning into Russia, but I don’t let that happen. I am an American first, by the oath I have sworn, and the oath I will keep. I want Trump impeached, I will call my senators and my representative the first thing tomorrow and say that Trump needs to go. I will fight for America.

Victory over Putin

In the French election, they tried to do everything they can to make Marie Le Pen President. This is classic Putin behavior, I think everyone in the United States knows how the Russians influenced our election with the hacking of emails and personal documents on the internet. They did the same thing with Manual Macron, but in France there is a media blackout right after the documents were released and it became a criminal charge if anyone released the documents to the public.

This is a great victory against Putin, this is showing Putin that he is not the emperor of the world and he can’t always gets what he wants. People ask me why my family left Russia, it is because of Putin. Putin wants NATO to fall so he can grab territory and restore the old Soviet Union. Well Putin has a lot of trouble on his hands because NATO is not going away. We will stand with our allies with all of our force to protect our saying ‘an attack on one is an attack on all’.

My Grandmother passed away….

Babuskya, Ukrainian for Grandmother, passed away last night in her sleep due to a stroke. This is effecting me heavily, I was super close to her. She survived a concentration camp, with a number on her arm. My Babuskya was Jewish, and her husband and her raised my mother Jewish. That side of my family is from Ukraine, while my father’s side is from Russia. Babuskya taught me to speak fluent Ukrainian, I have great memories of her, but now she’s gone.

Car Accident

I was getting lunch for the office, we were all hungry and it was my turn to pick it up. I was driving through an intersection where my light was green and all of a sudden a SUV rushed through the intersection and t-boned my car on the drivers side. The next thing I knew I was facing the intersection, glass broken, my engine was smoking, airbags deployed both on the steering wheel and the driver’s side door. The whole event is a blur to me, either I blacked out or it happened so fast that I can’t recall it. A good pedestrian told me not to move and he was going to call 911. They took me into an ambulance, with a neck thing where I couldn’t move my head. At the hospital they were asking me what hurts, like I was severely injured.

I am not severely injured. I have a huge bruise on my leg and a little scrape on my head. A bad case of whiplash but I am alright. When the police took my statement they told me that the guy was texting while he was driving. Now that pissed me off, he was only 17 and he totaled my car! I called my very good friend Zeko who picked me up and took me home. As for lunch at the office they just ordered pizza. I am flaming pissed since I have no car to drive.

My Road to Meteorology

When I first came to America thunderstorms scared me. I would go into my parents bed and snuggle with my mother. My father got sick of if and got me a book all about severe weather and that is when I fell in love with severe weather.

I went to an alternative school, it was a boarding school but since I lived so close I didn’t stay there overnight. This school were for young immigrants, and at the time I had a very hard time learning English I was sent there. The school was huge, bigger then most top notch Universities like Harvard. There were at least twenty buildings just for classrooms. As I grew up I took at lot of science classes, mostly with earth science. Then it turned into more like meteorology classes. When I mention a block that means all of the classes offered by the school for that subject.

  • Earth Science
    • Into to Earth Science
    • Basic Earth Science 1
    • Basic Earth Science 2
    • Intermediate Earth Science 1
    • Intermediate Earth Science 2
    • Intermediate Earth Science 3
    • Advanced Earth Science 1
    • Advanced Earth Science 2
    • Advanced Earth Science 3
    • Advanced Earth Science 4
  • Climatology
    • Basic Climatology 1
    • Basic Climatology 2
    • Intermediate Climatology 1
    • Intermediate Climatology 2
    • Intermediate Climatology 3
    • Advanced Climatology 1
    • Advanced Climatology 2
    • Advanced Climatology 3
    • Advanced Climatology 4
  • Meteorology
    • Basic Meteorology 1
    • Basic Meteorology 2
    • Intermediate Meteorology 1
    • Intermediate Meteorology 2
    • Intermediate Meteorology 3
    • Advanced Meteorology 1
    • Advanced Meteorology 2
    • Advanced Meteorology 3
    • Advanced Meteorology 4
  • Other Meteorology Classes not included in the Block
    • Mesoscale Mathematics 1
    • Mesoscale Mathematics 2
    • Basic Radar Operations 1
    • Basic Radar Operations 2
    • Intermediate Radar Operations 1
    • Intermediate Radar Operations 2
    • Intermediate Radar Operations 3
    • Advanced Radar Operations 1
    • Advanced Radar Operation 2
    • Advanced Radar Operations 3
    • Advanced Radar Operations 4
    • Severe Meteorology 1
    • Severe Meteorology 2
    • Tropical Meteorology 1
    • Tropical Meteorology 2

As you can see I am well educated in the field of meteorology, and I am a member of the American Meteorological Association and when I joined officially I was only 20 years old. Since I know a lot about radar systems I am always the one that fixes the problem at the SWIFT office where I work. And I am also the animal wrangler. Since the radar is nice and warm a lot of little creatures love to get in there and sometimes they chew on the wires causing havoc. I would go up there, in my hockey goaltender gear and wrangle the animal out of there. Raccoons, Possums, squirrels are the most common. The other day I found a snake in there, and then there was a little kitten stuck in there. Now she is the mascot of the office, we named her April the month when we found her.