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You know you're a weathergeek if...
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:09:22 AM »

Like the other off-topic list... because why not!
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 10:39:39 AM »

...You're not outside during a storm but are tracking it on three kinds of radar inside.  :clap:
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 11:16:38 AM »

.... You stand outside while everyone else is in the basement
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2016, 10:56:03 AM »

You look at the radar - everyone else looks scared but you can't quite get the "oh, how COOL!" grin off your face to look 'serious.'
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2016, 12:05:35 PM »

You're completely calm about 30 MPH winds battering your neighborhood.

(yes, this did happen to me)
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2016, 05:42:24 PM »

You look at the radar - everyone else looks scared but you can't quite get the "oh, how COOL!" grin off your face to look 'serious.'

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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2016, 11:22:46 PM »

people direct you to take alternate routes - but you rubberneck your way through tornado damage
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 12:55:12 AM »

You once put a metal pole in your yard hoping, praying,(in vain) that it will be struck by lightning.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2016, 06:42:45 PM »

You have a painful hernia in your "nether regions" and you have to lean on the balcony railing because of the pain but it's worth it because you see the wildest lightning display you've ever seen. This was at the end of August, 2008, a couple of weeks before my (first) hernia repair.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2016, 09:26:26 PM »

...You're not outside during a storm but are tracking it on three kinds of radar inside.  :clap:

This is me every time there's a severe weather event in my area. This is my setup.

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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 04:13:39 AM »

Having the two tabs that are always open be the NHC and the NWS.

You have a weather station in your room and attempt to make forecasts off the data from it.

This is what you want to go into when you get into college.

The only time you'll get up early in the morning is if there is extreme weather.

You are waiting for the next Cat 5 Hurricane in excitement.

That was a small list but I felt like it needed to be on this old thread.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 07:48:41 AM »

A tornado warning actually gets you excited, rather than running for the basement.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 08:15:22 AM »

You knew what bombogenesis meant before last week.  (I sure didn't.)

And you can't understand why weather reporters are replacing wind chill factor with "real feel".
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 09:55:50 AM »

You have more than one weather radio.

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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2018, 02:22:21 PM »

You have more than one weather radio.

What about a radio collection?  :bigass:

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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 04:11:23 PM »

You have more than one weather radio.
You have both a base and a portable weather radio, and you also have the NOAA frequencies programmed into your ham radios and scanners as well.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 11:26:32 PM »

Computer voice: This is NOAA Weather Radio, station WXJ-42 in Meriden. I used to have a Sony Walkman which had a weather band, along with TV sound for analog channels 2 to 13. OK...this was like 1998 or 1999 we're talking about.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 02:28:31 AM »

The only time you watch TV for more than 2 hours at any time is for severe weather events.
Edit: Or 75% of total tv watched is weather related.

Your English paper is based off of weather research from this or other times when a subject isn't given to you.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 11:15:51 PM »

...You're not outside during a storm but are tracking it on three kinds of radar inside.  :clap:

Yup. On my computer, smartphone and smart TV.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2018, 10:28:31 AM »

you tracked all tropical storms and hurricanes in 2017...
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2018, 11:33:53 AM »

you tracked all tropical storms and hurricanes tropical cyclones in 2017...

There, that defines me a little more.  :bigass:
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2018, 12:39:34 AM »

you tracked all tropical storms and hurricanes tropical cyclones in 2017...

There, that defines me a little more.  :bigass:
Same, but there were a couple that I left Un-tracked, such as TS Guchol in the WPAC.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2018, 01:47:53 AM »

you tracked all tropical storms and hurricanes tropical cyclones in 2017...

There, that defines me a little more.  :bigass:
Same, but there were a couple that I left Un-tracked, such as TS Guchol in the WPAC.
Don't we all. I track a good 80-95% each year though so I'm speaking generally.
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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2018, 01:52:40 AM »

...you hope a forecasted massive snow storm comes to fruition, despite knowing that (in my case) it will paralyse your city, and most likely ruin any plans you had that involved driving.

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Re: You know you're a weathergeek if...
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2018, 09:46:56 AM »

you tracked all tropical storms and hurricanes tropical cyclones in 2017...

There, that defines me a little more.  :bigass:
Same, but there were a couple that I left Un-tracked, such as TS Guchol in the WPAC.

So I did, but not as in-depth as I did some few years ago. Nice that you referred to Guchol as a tropical storm, I also consider so just because it was named, if the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) was still in charge of naming storms in the Western Pacific it would have gone unnamed as they considered it no more than a tropical depression. The same holds true for the reverse (not named = not a storm regardless of what says the JTWC, save a few exceptions around Australia).
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