March 31, 2004 by
Filed under: Journal Entry 

At the end of his summary post to WxChase list serv, Shane Adams wrote:

>Aside: Happened to catch Elke smacking Roger with a map
>while driving through Custer City, heh.

We continued to hear from all sorts of folks about this little incident. Imagine our surprise, when a friend called to direct us to a poll being conducted on

Why did Elke hit Roger with a map in Custer City?


28%-He wouldn’t stop talking about the Dallas Cowboys trading for Keyshawn
12%-He was scribbling the 20Z on a napkin while driving
20%-He wouldn’t stop talking about the south Atlantic hurricane (he did talk about it some)
32%-Because he was there (~.~)
8%-Never forgave him for selling The Meatwagon (were they kidding!?)

The correct answer is, of course, None of the Above

I responded to Shane’s post with the following:

I keep hearing about this from all sorts of folks. It’s as if it were posted in a tabloid!

We had a day much like what has been described already, got on storm A just as it was crossing I-40. We didn’t much like that cold look to the updraft base the whole time we were on it. After we finally got over the Foss Dam (stuck behind a fire vehicle doing 15mph in light hail) and back ahead of it, the storm looked even worse, strung out as well as cold. Roger could be heard steadily berating it for several minutes … right up to the moment we made a fortuitous left turn for a quick stop and I said,

Gee, Roger, there’s a tornado over there!

We were still laughing about it later on, when the love of my life started in on a classic bit of bull, claiming he had secretly believed in that storm the whole time, oh, he just knew it would PRODUCE! He was just trying to chastise it into better behavior. Since I didn’t have with me the Texas BS repellant spray he had given me on our marriage (for real), I’m sure you can imagine I had to take other action 🙂

We had a great time and it was precious, when time off from work and kids for a weekend coincided with a chase day. Hearing the rumble of continuous thunder and watching the Weatherford supercell hoist sails and drift off painted by the sunset – that was the icing on the cake. It may be a circus to chase out here, but it’s really good to see many friends too!



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