Bob Ruhf's World

Welcome to my little slice of the universe! This page contains links to the many different web sites that I have created! The themes of these sites are quite diverse, and include meteorology, photography, personal writings, fan pages for TV shows, vegetarianism, humor, and more! If you have any comments about any of these sites, you can email me at

Meteorology / Photos / Climate

(Bob Ruhf's Homepage of Weather and Photo Galleries)
I consider this site to be my primary homepage. It contains weather photos, climate information, and weather information. It also contains several photo galleries highlighting the beauty of the western United States.

(Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks)
This web site is a photo gallery highlighting various locations that were visited during Western Michigan University's May 2001 Regional Geography field course to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Over 60 locations were visited during the 15-day journey to and from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

(Daily Climate Normals and Records)
The page contains normal high and low temperatures, and record high and low temperatures for all 366 days of the year for 21 locations in the states of Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota.

(Monthly Climate Data for Grand Rapids, Michigan)
This page contains month by month weather data covering the period of October 1948 through the current month. It includes precipitation and snowfall totals, as well as temperature averages.

Entertainment and Interests

(Bob Ruhf's Humor Site)
This page is my jokes and humor page. It contains computer jokes, weather jokes, and much more! There is also my humorous list of the "Top 10 Signs That You Might Be a Weather Nut."

(The Music of Bob Riley & the Fishers)
I was first exposed to the music of Bob Riley & the Fishers during the early 1990s while I was the dj for a Christian alternative rock radio program. This page contain several songs from then that you can download from them, including 3 songs that are covers of Bob Dylan songs.

(Nickelodeon's "Caitlin's Way")
This unofficial fan page of the Nickelodeon TV show "Caitlin's Way" contains links, images, and information about the show. It also contains detailed written summaries of various episodes.

(Bob Ruhf's Vegetarian Page)
I have been a vegetarian since 1997. My vegetarian site features vegetarian links, my own personal story about how I became vegetarian, and philosophical arguments for vegetarianism from a Christian point of view.

(Bob Ruhf's Michigan Site)
I have lived in Michigan all of my life and I love its beauty and climate. My Michigan site contains images highlighting the seasons that characterize the state. It also contains climate data for various locations in the state.

(My Personal Tribute to Charles M. Schulz)
This is a tribute to the creator of the comic strip "Peanuts." It was written shortly after Charles M. Schulz died.

My Life

(Friends of Bob Ruhf)
This site contains links to the web sites of several of my friends, as well as images of a couple of my friends.

(How I Found Faith in Jesus Christ)
This story describes the details that led to my becoming a Christian at the age of 16, and my life during the 20 months that followed my conversion.

(How I Learned to Hate Racism)
This story briefly describes the most influential experiences I had as a child (from the age of 5 to the age of 18) taught me to hate racial intolerance.

(Emails About My Sister's Death)
This is a collection of emails that I received from people after my older sister died of a heart attack at the age of 34 in 1998. It is meant as a tribute both to my sister and to the very caring friends that I have.

What About Bob?

1. I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 27, 1965.

2. I currently live in Kalamazoo, Michigan (located in the southwest part of the lower peninsula of Michigan).

3. My favorite book is "Byzantium" by Stephen R. Lawhead, and my favorite book series is "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C. S. Lewis.

4. My favorite movie is The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

5. My favorite bands are Family Force 5, To Speak of Wolves, and the Devil Wears Prada.

6. My favorite TV show is the classic "Twilight Zone" that aired from 1959 to 1964.  I also like the now-cancelled Fox show "24". I also confess to being a big fan of "Sponge Bob Square Pants!" Sponge Bob rules!

7. I received my Ph.D. in Science Education from the Mallinson Institute for Science Education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

8. I received a Master of Arts degree in Geography with an Environmental and Resource Analysis concentration from Western Michigan University in August of 2000.

9. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Central Michigan University in May of 1998, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Cornerstone University in May of 1990.

10.  I am currently a Senior Research Associate with Science and Mathematics Program Improvement (SAMPI), an evaluation center within the Mallinson Institute for Science Education (MISE) at Western Michigan University.