If storm clouds are brewing in the distance, warnings are blasting on the radio and your phone is angry with severe storm warnings, you will find our February speaker sitting calmly in his truck by the side of the road, staring down danger - eyeball to wall cloud - with absolute calm. Henry Diehl has monitored storms in this area since 1976. That is as long as Smoky Hills Audubon has been having programs. All those years Henry has been providing life saving information to the National Weather Service. Back when storm danger was reported in much less sophisticated ways than we have now, Henry has studied the clouds, scanned the horizons and kept his cool demeanor.
The National weather service in Wichita has recognized Henry for his dedication in relaying vital storm information during hazardous weather events. His knowledge of weather conditions and his ability to read wildfire behavior have made Henry a valuable asset in the Brookville area. Diehl is an area farmer and a longtime first responder as a volunteer fire fighter We are fortunate to have Henry Diel as our speaker on February 16th. Our programs are free and open to the public. This meeting will be in room 225 in Kansas Wesleyan’s Peters Science Hall. You may come early and meet the speaker at 7:00 with the program beginning at 7:30.