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Is Anyone Fascinated By The Weather?  
User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 830 times:

Hey everyone,

We're all into aviation here, so I figured that since weather plays such an imporatant role into aviation some of you might be very interested in weather phenomenons.

I personally love to turn my eyes upwards even if there's no planes in the air. Today was especially amazing. When I got out of the supermarket I immediatelly spotted this HUGE cumulonimbus, it extended at least 1 or 2 dozen thousand feet in the air, all gray, it looked so powerful. At that time I saw a Dash 8 pass over me on approach to Montreal/Dorval and 1 or 2 seconds after gusty winds joined the party with heavy rain, that was wondeful to watch, but I though that if I was in the dash 8 I would be scared shitless.

How could you not turn your eyes to the sky when you see such things...

Mamatus



Cumulonimbus


Pileus


I also love to see and try to predicts weather with charts and such. Is anyone in love with our sky like me?

Nicolas

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User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 806 times:

There is nothing more fascinating than a good ol' occulded front!

I'm also a fan of the weather and have an unhealthy addiction to "The Weather Channel."

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 801 times:

I'm a weather junkie. I love storms. I get disappointed when severe weather misses me. I HATE that!!!!


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 798 times:

*whew* I'm not the only one! In fact, I HATE sunny days...soooo boring  Smile

Gimme a storm over a sunny day any day!

And yes, I too have an unhealthy addiction to the weather channel. It's fun to watch how the weather changes and evolves as the day progresses.


User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 796 times:

Sunny days at tropical paridise is for wussies. Stormchasing is for warriors!!!  Pissed  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 791 times:

I live in Arizona, I see too much sun, I like serve storms and a good cloudy day.

User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 791 times:

I am fascinated by the fact that we didn't have overcast skies and rain for Independence Day here in Seattle. What an anomoly.  Big grin

But I like Seattle weather, call me crazy...


User currently offlineNight Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 778 times:

Count me in as a weather nut. Whenever there's a storm around Im usually out chasing it trying to add to my collection of lightning photos  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I've been into weather for some years now, only in the last 3 yrs or so have I started actually chasing and taking photos.

Anyone interested in the broad range of severe weather here in Australia check out http://www.australiasevereweather.com. Heaps of information and pictures there.

Regards

Greg


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 774 times:

As a former Weather Specialist for the Air Force, I too love the weather. Anything where you can be wrong all the time, and still have a job works for me!  Big grin Plus, the weather is always changing, and providing new challenges as well as some great scenery.

Mike C


User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 769 times:

Yes...I'm fascinated as to why my township in NJ miraculously avoids all the major thunderstorms that head over from the Philly area....I *live for* storms!

Love the weather, espcially in this part of the world after living in drizzly misery for most of my life. The Weather Channel and accompanying animated maps on weather.com rule my life. One of my major hopes is to go tornado-chasing in a year or two...anybody else done this?



User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 763 times:

Sometimes I think I'm the only one fascinated by weather. I've taken trips to New Mexico to encounter extreme weatherbecause here in So.Cal, it's so boring. I'm going to Utah in 3 weeks, hoping the Monsoon season doesn't let me down! I visited Iceland in March to experience the cold and snow and when it T-Storms here in BUR, I swear that I'm the only one that goes outside and watches the weather. But I'm also the only one among my neighbors that enjoys jets taking off over my house too!

Jeff



User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 762 times:

I suppose i have an interest in weather, but then again i have an interest in alot of things.

Weather has always fascinated me, and i am still excited to see a huge storm, caus it only rains here, rains dull grey days  Sad

I am fascinated by tornado's, but have only seen 1. It was a spectacular sight but only lasted a few minutes (tornado's here don't last for very long)

Regards, Dan


User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 756 times:

Here's some neat storm pics for you to enjoy......












User currently offlineDG_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 744 times:

I'm a weather nut as well. I absolutely love Midwestern thunderstorms. Nearly every other night they build up.

Its so fascinating to sit out on a hot, quiet, summer evening with a glass of water and watch all the action.

Here the weather is infamous for changing about every 5 minutes, so there is plenty to watch for.


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4211 posts, RR: 37
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 744 times:

Heck yes... I just sat out on the beach the otherday and watched the towering cumulus clouds develop into thunderstorms inland. Probably the most beatiful sights i have seen are the clouds/sunset/sunrise combination from the air. Also, I too am a weather channel junkie. I get it honest. I was a meteorology major for a while there...unfortunately i found out it would take me 5 years to graduate, further delaying my flying with the airlines... so i changed it to philosophy... not to mention the calculus would have put me in an early grave.


Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 733 times:

Ohhhhh, you guys would love it heere in Chicago where the weather changes four times in 6 hours. Thank God for the train system.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 722 times:

Yeah.. storms rock.. There was this big squall line that moved through IN, OH, and KY on Sun. 7/8 in the afternoon. I was standing out on my back patio, watching it come in, and all of a sudden it was here. The straight-line winds were registered upwards of 70mph. Of course, I was standing in it; it was awesome.

-Meister



Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 720 times:

Survivor of:

F1 Tornado, Ossining NY, June 1990
Hurricane Bob (far northwestern edge), Ossining NY, August 1991
Storm of the Century (14"/12 hr.), Newark, Delaware, March 1993
Ice Storms (accumulation of 2-3" of solid ice), Newark, Delaware, January 1994
Christmas Blizzard (6" snow, 1" sleet in 12 hours), Newark, Delaware, December 1995
Blizzard (18" snow in two days), Newark, Delaware, January 1996
Veterans Day Blizzard (localized, 10" in 12 hours), Cleveland, Ohio, October 1996
Also two earthquakes in Cleveland, OH (1986, 5.3; 1999, 4.7)

You could say I'm a weather freak.

For you Canadians, while I was up in Canada last week I saw a thunderstorm south of Smiths Falls, Ontario, that had a rotating wall cloud. As far as I could tell it did not spawn a tornado. Highly unusual sight that far north.

redngold



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User currently offlineEx NWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 711 times:

I love weather!!! I was commenting to a friend back in March or April that we had not had any bad T-storms here in Maryland in 2-3 years(except for the one with 1 inch hailstones that dented the crap out of my wife's Civic) and was hoping for some good nasty storms this year. Someone upstairs was listening, because we have had more severe weather this year than ever before. We had another severe t-storm watch and warning again today! No hail, just a whole lot of lightning and huge raindrops that hurt when they hit you.

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 709 times:

Severe storms unfortunately have the tendency to bypass the southwestern 'burbs of Chicago.  Sad Up north and Will County always get the good stuff and I get lightning flashes and dripping wet rags. In 17 years, I do not remember a single hailstone falling, a couple of significant storms, an F0 tornado visible from where I live, blizzards, and that's about it.

User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 702 times:

Red,

Tornados are quite frequent in Canada, we had 2 in northern Quebec only this week. But if'd go in the prairies that is where you would have more chances of seeing one.

For all you weather freaks, there's an excelent book I bought last month, it's called National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather. There are some beautiful pictures in it and it includes all the explanations, the why's and the how's of weather plus the signification of every clouds type ...ect

Nicolas


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 695 times:

Hey, I have three book recommendations for storm/weather watchers:

Under the Whirlwind by Arjen and Jerrine Verkaik

Skywatch by ???
Skywatch East by ??? (same author for these two)

Nik -- I know there are tornadoes in Canada -- but much more rarely than in the US and even more so in the eastern provinces. BTW, Under the Whirlwind is written by a Canadian couple and the entire second half is devoted to accounts, photos, and information about two tornadoes that hit southwestern Ontario (the Windsor peninsula) I think in 1991.

Happy spotting! We've had some impressive anvils here lately!

redngold



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