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Saturday, March 22, 2008 (2:54 pm)

Good Friday Preaching

Filed under: Photography — daweathaman @ 2:54 pm

By Charles E. Roop

Good Friday Preaching

When I was walking out of the CSE computer lab Friday afternoon, I ran into a group of people huddled around a man dressed and posed as Jesus on a cross. This group preached and sang with students outside at Turlington Plaza on Friday afternoon.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008 (4:55 pm)


Filed under: Uncategorized — daweathaman @ 4:55 pm

By Charles E. Roop

I was asked to cover one of the UF vs. Auburn baseball games last Saturday. It was my first baseball game and it went okay.





Citrus County

Filed under: Uncategorized — daweathaman @ 4:43 pm

By Charles E. Roop




Erin @Fort Island



Bike Week 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — daweathaman @ 4:34 pm

By Charles E. Roop


Erin, her father, sister and I took a trip to Daytona Beach during the first weekend of spring break to see what Bike Week was all about. It was my first time at that event and I thought it would be cool to grab a few shots.

I wish I could of stayed a little longer to get some better shots. Maybe next year.

Here is the slideshow hosted by Flickr.

Friday, March 7, 2008 (1:08 pm)

Strong Storm Passes. More to Come?

Filed under: Weather — daweathaman @ 1:08 pm

By Charles E. Roop

March 7 Wx 1

Outside of the Hub on the UF campus earlier today.

Since I walked out of my climatology class this morning, I have been hanging around campus to keep any eye on the severe weather threat as well as trying to get some photos.

We had one potent squall line pass the Gainesville area late this morning. It spawned a couple of severe thunderstorm warnings and a tornado warning in Alachua County. There was a little breeze on the UF campus, but nothing severe from where I was standing. There was just a lot of rain. I ended up getting a few shots of students in the rain.

As for the rest of the area, there are reports of some tornadoes in north Florida according to media and NWS reports. However, nothing has been reported so far for the Gainesville area.

Gainesville might continue to get some moderate to heavy rain, but it looks like the severe threat will shift to the south. From looking at the state radar, a blob of heavy rain and possibly some embedded thunderstorms will hit Marion County soon. Stronger cells are still offshore of west central Florida. A new tornado watch was just issued for Marion County south to near the latitude of Bradenton until 7 p.m. ET.

I will keep an eye on things, but it looks like Alachua County might be in the clear. Expect some cooler temps for the start of spring break in north Florida.

Quick Wx Update

Filed under: Weather — daweathaman @ 9:37 am

By Charles E. Roop

Another day, another threat of severe weather. A tornado watch is in effect for north central Florida, including Alachua County, until noon ET today.

I have been asked by the Sun to stay on campus for any interesting weather shots. I was hoping that would happen.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area within the last few minutes. However, the bulk of it may take a little longer. Conditions are ripe for severe weather (moisture flow, jet max’s, etc, etc).

I’ll be on campus keeping an eye on the storms. Stay tuned for any updates.

Monday, March 3, 2008 (9:09 pm)

Severe Weather Possible…Again

Filed under: Weather — daweathaman @ 9:09 pm

By Charles E. Roop


Image Source: NOAA/SPC

Tuesday kind of looks like a carbon copy of last Tuesday. A slight severe weather risk has been determined by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. A frontal system with a jet stream nearby and a low-level jet, among other things, will be the setup for tomorrow.

The Jacksonville NWS’s forecast discussion says that the squall line with the storm should move in "during the afternoon and early evening hours" on Tuesday.

Surface heating should be an aid to the instability, but the SPC outlook seems to say Georgia and the Carolinas will have the strongest heating.

The next outlook should come out later tonight, but I will probably be asleep when that happens. Count on an update sometime tomorrow morning. In the meantime, keep an eye out on forecast and leave your weather radio on standby (if you have one…and if you don’t, get one…they’re cool).

Sunday, March 2, 2008 (11:59 pm)

Party @ Cabana

Filed under: Photography — daweathaman @ 11:59 pm

By Charles E. Roop

While at the office on Friday, the photo crew was told about a big pool party from another intern. I was asked to check it out. I was kind of surprised by the size of the party…and the amount of beer and pizza that seemed to disappear very quickly. It was interesting, though.

Party @ Cabana 1

party @ Cabana 2

Party @ Cabana 3

Party @ Cabana 4

Party @ Cabana 5


Filed under: News,Photography — daweathaman @ 10:38 pm

By Charles E. Roop

After getting back to the Sun’s office to drop off the art fair photos, I was asked to cover an accident where some injuries occurred. I raced out to Northwest 39th Avenue near the I-75 exit. By time I got there, the occupants were already sent to the hospital and only several law enforcement officials remained.



Art Time

Filed under: Photography — daweathaman @ 10:26 pm

By Charles E. Roop

I was asked to get some photos of the Westside Art Fair a little west of Gainesville. It was small, but it had plenty of great art and photography.




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