As we start 2012, I find myself looking back at 2011. It started off with a bang and faded rather early(at least as far as Iowa’s concerned). According to the NWS, Iowa saw about the average normal of Tornadoes this year. Along with tornadoes, we had a derecho event as well. If you haven’t already, please visit my entries about my 2011 chases.
Of course we can’t forget the tragedies many communities faced in 2011. Namely those in Alabama and Joplin. Though the media tends to focus on those two communities, let’s not forget all the communities hit with tornadoes in 2011. 2011 was a life changing year not only for many families touched by tragedy, but chasers as well. Chasers all across the country including yours truly will be more focused on public safety and awareness from here on out as well as chasing for the love of mother nature that many of us share.
What does 2012 hold for us? Only time will tell.