Effective Cop Fired


Replicas of Wyatt Earp Guns...Cool and Intimidating

Replicas of Wyatt Earp Guns...Cool and Intimidating

On This Date in History:  What a great moustache.  I always wanted to grow a moustache like Wyatt Earp.  But alas, nature did not make that possible.  I looked ridiculous with a moustache.  Earp, known for his moustache and infamy as a US Marshall in Tombstone, Arizona was fired on this date!  He was a deputy sheriff in Wichita, Kansas which was a rough and rowdy cowtown.  It took a lawman with meddle to control the ruffians that came  through town.  Earp was proficient with a long barrelled Remington.  Part of the reason he liked the Remington was that it had a strap on it from which he could sling the weapon as a club.  It is interesting to note

Bat Masterson(left) and Wyatt Earp

Bat Masterson(left) and Wyatt Earp

that historians, antique collectors and gun collectors have never been able to find Earp’s gun.  Anyway,  Wyatt preferred whacking his adversaries with his gun rather than use it as designed.  The sheriff whom he worked for was up for re-election and the opponent said some unsavory things about the sheriff.  Wyatt took umbrage and beat up the prospective candidate, most likely bopping him a few times with his pistol.  The sheriff won the election but the town council found Wyatt too violent so they fired him on this date in 1876. 

Tombstone,AZ 1881 Looking SE

Tombstone,AZ 1881 Looking SE

What is interesting is that most of the movies and popular culture don’t really get Earp’s life correct.  It seems Wyatt went on to Dodge City, KS where he joined the police force in late May 1876.  He was there off and on through 1879.  The newspapers reported that he was well liked by the public.  He had stints in Texas and was absent for a time with speculation ranging that he had taken some time to go to Deadwood, SD to he was riding shotgun protecting stage coaches.  While he

Tombstone 1881 Allen St. Where did the trees come from?

Tombstone 1881 Allen St. Where did the trees come from?

got into some scrapes along the way with his pals Jim and Bat Masterson, he apparently had not yet established a reputation as a tough lawman in the west.  So, when the movies portray him as already having a reputation when he goes to Tombstone, AZ, it is not correct. He apparently established his legacy in Arizona.

Earp went on to fame, infamy and not much fortune though he ultimately found success as a consultant to moviemakers in Hollywood. When he died in 1929, his pallbearers included western stars Tom Mix and Hopalong Cassidy.  They say Mix wept during the funeral.

Weather Bottom Line:  It would appear that the overly aggressive GFS has backed off its severe threat a bit for Sunday regarding the tornadic threat.  However, both the GFS and NAM have vertical profiles that indicate a potential for some strong storms.  While there may be a few tough storms with gusty winds and maybe hail, this looks to be a pretty good rain event.  The NAM is throwing out almost and inch and a half by Sunday afternoon and then continues with off and on rain through Tuesday bringing a total of nearly two inches.  That secondary short wave that the models were picking up on is not really looking to be too menacing for Tuesday.  What I suspect is going on is that on Sunday that there will be clouds and rain before the afternoon when the severe threat would be the greatest and all of the clouds and rain will rob some of the energy, thus decreasing chances.  Also, the same will hold true on Tuesday.  But, Sunday afternoon is still worth keeping an eye on.  As of midday Saturday, the SPC did what I thought that they would do and revise the slight risk area. It’s not in our area but has been expanded much closer, putting us right on the edge.  Bottom line is it’s going to be wet on Sunday.  Good thing Thunder Over Louisville was not on Sunday.

Midday Sat SPC Convective Outlook for Sunday

Midday Sat SPC Convective Outlook for Sunday

DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK 
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1230 PM CDT SAT APR 18 2009
  
   VALID 191200Z – 201200Z
  
   …THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS SRN KY/TN VALLEY SWD TO
   CENTRAL/ERN GULF COAST STATES…
  
   …SYNOPSIS…
   CLOSED MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW…VERTICALLY STACKED WITH H85/SURFACE
   LOWS…AND EMBEDDED WITHIN A CENTRAL/SRN PLAINS TROUGH…IS EXPECTED
   TO EVOLVE INTO AN OPEN WAVE REACHING ERN KS/OK AND THE OZARKS REGION
   BY 12Z SUNDAY.  MEANWHILE…MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE AN
   AMPLIFICATION OF THE POLAR WESTERLIES WITH AN UPPER RIDGE BUILDING
   ACROSS THE WRN U.S. INTO THE CANADIAN ROCKIES…AND DOWNSTREAM
   TROUGH DEVELOPING ALONG AND E OF MS RIVER VALLEY ON SUNDAY.  THE
   LATTER FEATURE WILL BE THE RESULT OF THE PHASING OF A SHORTWAVE
   TROUGH CURRENTLY LOCATED OVER CENTRAL CANADA WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED
   CENTRAL/SRN PLAINS TROUGH.  A SHORT WAVE TROUGH CONCURRENT WITH THE
   CLOSED LOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCELERATE ENEWD ACROSS AR/TN VALLEY AND
   REACH THE UPPER OH VALLEY BY 12Z MONDAY.
  
   IN THE LOW LEVELS…A SURFACE LOW IS EXPECTED TO DEEPEN AS IT TRACKS
   NNEWD FROM THE UPPER PART OF THE LOWER MS VALLEY TO WRN OH BY SUNDAY
   EVENING.
  
   …LWR OH/TN VALLEYS…CNTRL AND ERN GULF STATES…
   MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE THAT FORCING ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRIMARY
   MID-LEVEL IMPULSE…EMBEDDED WITHIN THE REMNANT SRN PLAINS
   TROUGH…WILL GENERALLY TURN EAST OF THE OZARK PLATEAU THROUGH THE
   TN VALLEY/NORTHERN GULF STATES REGION FROM MID DAY SUNDAY THROUGH
   EARLY SUNDAY EVENING.  HOWEVER…MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE THAT
   THIS WILL BE RATHER CLOSELY PRECEDED BY FORCING ASSOCIATED WITH
   ANOTHER IMPULSE…WHICH SHOULD SUPPORT CONSIDERABLE CONVECTIVE
   DEVELOPMENT AND CLOUD COVER…AS LOW-LEVEL GULF MOISTURE RETURNS
   NEWD.  THE BULK OF THIS INITIAL ACTIVITY PROBABLY WILL BE BASED IN
   AN ELEVATED WARM ADVECTION REGIME…FROM THE NORTHERN GULF STATES
   THROUGH THE LOWER OH VALLEY.  HOWEVER…MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE
   LARGE CLOCKWISE CURVED LOW-LEVEL HODOGRAPHS NEAR A 30-50 KT SLY 850
   MB JET COULD CONTRIBUTE TO TORNADO/WIND DAMAGING POTENTIAL WITH
   STORMS FORMING NEAR THE LEADING EDGE OF BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE
   RETURN…ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SRN MS/AL.  THIS THREAT APPEARS
   MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR AT THE START OF DAY 2…WITH SOME POTENTIAL
   THAT THIS ACTIVITY MAY BE ONGOING FROM THE END OF THE DAY 1 PERIOD.
   THIS MORNING THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH AS THE UPPER IMPULSE PIVOTS
   NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD THE OHIO VALLEY…AND THE LOW-LEVEL JET CORE
   BEGINS TO SHIFT OFF TO THE NORTH/EAST BY EARLY AFTERNOON.
   HOWEVER…THE SRN EXTENT OF THE LLJ MAY LINGER FOR A PERIOD ALONG
   THE GULF COAST…AND MAINTAIN A THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS INTO THE
   AFTERNOON.
    
   THE INCREASING LIKELIHOOD OF WEAKENING AND VEERING OF LOW-LEVEL FLOW
   FIELDS IN THE WAKE OF THIS INITIAL IMPULSE CONTRIBUTES TO UNCERTAIN
   SEVERE POTENTIAL WITH THE STRONGER MAIN IMPULSE THROUGH THE
   REMAINDER OF THE PERIOD.  THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR SUBSTANTIAL
   SURFACE HEATING MAY BE LIMITED…BUT IT STILL SEEMS PROBABLE THAT
   BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTENING COUPLED WITH STEEPENING LAPSE
   RATES…ASSOCIATED WITH STRONG MID-LEVEL COOLING…WILL CONTRIBUTE
   TO WEAK TO MODERATE DESTABILIZATION.  THIS INSTABILITY …AND COOL
   THERMODYNAMIC PROFILES…IN THE PRESENCE OF STRONG DEEP LAYER SHEAR
   SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT STORMS CAPABLE AT LEAST OF PRODUCING
   LARGE HAIL/DAMAGING WINDS…AS FAVORABLE MID-LEVEL FORCING
   OVERSPREADS THE TN VALLEY/NRN GULF STATES REGION SUNDAY AFTERNOON
   AND EVENING.
  
   ..PETERS/KERR.. 04/18/2009

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4 Responses

  1. i have one of WyattEarp collectible guns and is intrested in selling.

  2. I went back in time and met the Earps. Time travel is something I do as a hobby.

  3. Didn’t Capt. Kirk, McCoy and Chekov have the same experience?

  4. So did Christopher Reeves in “somewhere in time”

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