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To My Readers...I Have An Annoucement

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Six years ago, I graduated from Umass Lowell with a degree in Environmental Studies and an option in Atmospheric Science.  It was the realization of a lifelong dream that began back in 1996.  It was one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever done.  But then reality set in.  I didn't have a job in the field and college was over.  I didn't want to go back to school even if deep down I knew I needed that Masters degree (I still need it, perhaps this fall!).  Then a few days after graduation a supercell thunderstorm produced a high-end EF-3 tornado that tracked from Westfield to Sturbridge, producing extreme damage in downtown Springfield, Monson, and Brimfield.

I tried to post pictures and images on Facebook but that is not the best place to live forecast an ongoing tornado outbreak.  That night I decided I would start my own weather blog.  It was called New England Weather and Sports but the sports were quickly dropped.  Instead, I focused on severe thundersto…