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Started by Alex, January 18, 2009, 09:16:47 PM

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I've been a meteorologist for 25 years, so I guess you could say I like weather.  :D


I'm mostly interested in weather just to see if my next outing will be met with sunshine or the typical rain/overcast mix. Helps to know in advance.
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My interest is mainly in "applied weather"--weather where it intersects my other interests:

*  A check of wind speed and direction before a long roadtrip tells me what to expect in terms of fuel economy and aggravation while tracking.  Ambient temperatures also shape my expectations of engine and transmission performance while the car is warming up--the vast majority of modern cars with automatic transmissions have temperature sensors for both engine coolant and transmission fluid, and low temperatures as reported by each sensor trigger distinctive cold operating regimes for both the engine and transmission.

*  Predicted loud cover measures my opportunity for photography without light metering (I go by the rule of 1/125 sec at f/16 and ISO 100) and also my likelihood of finding deep rich saturated blue sky as a backdrop.  I am a zone system purist using a digital P&S camera (which behaves more or less like slide film) and hate blown-out highlights, and even when dense cloud cover diffuses light completely, bracketing exposures on top of varying composition can add a lot of hassle.

*  The story of the Weather Bureau and FCC's no-warning policies with regard to tornadoes appeals to my interests in history and public choice theory.
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I like all sorts of weather, and I'm also a fan of The Weather Channel, both past and present. I launched my YouTube channel in the summer of 2008 with a set of Weather Channel "Local on the 8s" videos.
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Quote from: epzik8 on January 02, 2017, 03:17:45 PM
I like all sorts of weather, and I'm also a fan of The Weather Channel, both past and present. I launched my YouTube channel in the summer of 2008 with a set of Weather Channel "Local on the 8s" videos.

Do you like all the shows and other crap they have on the Weather Channel, taking away from, well, the weather?  That seems to be their downfall.


I like most of TWC programming. It got minnotinus <sp :banghead: (you know you've really screwed up spelling when spell check cant figure out what you're trying to spell :spin:) it got very boring when it was weather forcasting 24/7. I'm using Dish satellite & I miss "locals on the 8's" with Dish you see the entire nations weather on animated maps during lot8s.


I got my meteorology degree and am currently job hunting for that forecasting position. Funny enough, I joined this forum during my 3rd year in school.

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Whenever a thunderstorm rolls through, I like to hop in my truck and chase it until I reach Armorel. Neither keep going past Armorel until I reach the power plant's guard house, where they tell me to go back the way i came. And when a thunderstorm moves north, just hop on I-55 and follow it.
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I sorta like weather but I know next to nothing about it.
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I'm in Eureka, MO currently where it is cloudy and 77. Heading to West Plains to set up for a chase day.

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I personally love the weather more than anything else. It is what I'm majoring in at college. Also half of the things I wish for is weatjer related.
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