Jim Purpura CCM’s presentation at Wavelength Brewing Company


On Friday, January 6th, 2017 Jim Purpura CCM of WeatherExtreme Ltd. gave a presentation at the Wavelength Brewing Company in Vista CA. In his presentation, he discussed a new program in Malawai developed by the United Nations (UN) through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which aims to create a network of weather watchers who can share forecasts and warnings via cell phone. Below is photo and video from the event. In the video, he gives a brief demonstration of the current communication system being used for weather alerts.




Tornado near Sheridan California 1/9/2017

Monday’s storm system managed to generate a mini-supercell northeast of Sacramento, Ca. This is the first tornado of the year in California.
Fox 40 from Sacramento reported on it in this video…

The National Weather Service issued a storm report and called this a funnel cloud. But the rotating winds are clearly extending to the ground, making it a tornado.

The Base Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity are shown from 2:00 pm Monday, January 9. The Reflectivity shows hints of a supercell, including a rear flank downdraft wrapping into the storm. The Storm Relative Velocity at the same time indicates rotation in the updraft above the ground. These are signs to the warning forecaster the storm could produce a tornado.

Although a brief tornado was produced, there were no reports of any damage as this occurred in an open field.

Jim Purpura, CCM

Base Reflectivity of Tornadic Storm near Sheridan, CA
Storm Relative Velocity image of Tornadic Storm near Sheridan, CA

Jim Purpura of WeatherExtreme Ltd. is guest speaking at Wavelength Brewing Company January 6th.


Jim Purpura CCM, Meteorologist at WeatherExtreme Ltd., will be guest speaking at Wavelength Brewing Company on Friday January 6th at 8:00PM in Vista CA. He will be discussing a new program in Malawai developed by the United Nations (UN) through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which aims to create a network of weather watchers who can share forecasts and warnings via cell phone. . The project will merge two systems now being put in place across 9 nations in southern Africa: The Severe Weather Forecast Demonstration Project (SWFDP) and the Southern African Region Flash Flood Guidance (SARFFG) system.

For information on the upcoming event, click here to view the event on Facebook.

Snow falls in Sahara for First time in 37 years

The Algerian town of Ain Sefra, deep in the dry, hot Sahara desert was hit by a freak snowfall on December 19. It’s the first time snow has fallen in the region in 37 years. View the incredible photos of the town’s sand dunes capped with white snow:

Photo Credits: Karim Bouchetata

Dr. Austin on StormFront Freaks Podcast


Dr. Elizabeth Austin, CCM of WeatherExtreme Ltd. was recently interviewed on Storm Front Freaks podcast where she talked about her book and her work as a renowned Forensic Meteorologist.

Click below to listen to Dr. Austin on the Storm Front Freaks podcast.

For additional information, visit http://www.stormfrontfreaks.com