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February 26, 2010: Heroes!

My nephew Dylan graduated white I was away last week 🙂

Congratulations Dylan!  Very proud of you.

February 26, 2010: We have defin come a long way

Went to Frankfort, KY yesterday and today – the Transportation Department worked with the state legislature for this presentation – see below.

Was a lot of fun – never been to the capital 🙂 – so that was cool in itself.  Lot of people are involved with handling severe weather in our region – I do a lot of work covering the weather invents in our region – but really there are a ton of other people that deserve to be thanked – from the NWS to our local WPSD, WSIL, and KFVS stations – our weather spotters (which put in a lot of work on helping keep track of weather that hits our counties) – to Jason and Jess Darnall (keeping things running up here) – and a lot of other people who put a ton of volunteer hours into weather.  So – this presentation is really for everyone who is involved with keeping our counties safe during not only winter storms but severe weather, as well.






Me in the Governors Office 🙂



A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and recognition of Meteorologist Beau Dodson.

WHEREAS, Beau Dodson began studying the weather at eight years old and was chasing storms by the time he was a teenager. He continued to follow his passion for the weather to Mississippi State University, where he earned a degree in Meteorology; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dodson uses his life-long study and interest in the weather to provide timely and accurate severe weather forecasts to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet free of charge. He also serves as a severe weather technician and meteorologist for the Paducah Emergency Management Team. In addition, Mr. Dodson is a prolific writer and lecturer on severe weather forecasting, as well as a trainer for effective storm spotting; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dodson has received numerous awards across the nation for his skill preparing the general public for severe weather, and for his promotion of the NOAA All Hazards Radio System. In 2004, the National Weather Service honored Mr. Dodson with the Mark Trail Award for his efforts following the 2003 tornado outbreaks that struck the Ohio Valley. In 2009, he received the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Award for Excellence and was honored as a Kentucky Colonel for providing state highway officials with critical information about the coming ice storm several days before it hit; and

WHEREAS, Beau Dodson’s contribution and commitment to public safety has helped save the lives of many Kentuckians by adequately preparing the Commonwealth for the dangers of severe weather;


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

âSection 1.   The members of the House of Representatives, both individually and collectively, honor and recognize Meteorologist Beau Dodson for his contribution and commitment to public safety in Kentucky.

âSection 2.   When the House of Representatives adjourns this day, it does so in honor and recognition of Meteorologist Beau Dodson.

âSection 3.   The Clerk of the House of Representatives is directed to transmit one copy of this Resolution to Beau Dodson, 295 Charlotte Ann Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42001.