Nicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 619 times:
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...
I also love to see and try to predicts weather with charts and such. Is anyone in love with our sky like me?
KROC From United States of America, joined May 2000, 19737 posts, RR: 75 Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 563 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! Plus, the weather is always changing, and providing new challenges as well as some great scenery.
"Never tell anybody outside the family what you're thinking again"
NJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 558 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?
Jabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 552 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!
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3996 posts, RR: 36 Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 533 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.
Meister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 972 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 511 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.
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Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 509 times:
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.
Ex NWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 116 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 500 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.
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 498 times:
Severe storms unfortunately have the tendency to bypass the southwestern 'burbs of Chicago. 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.
Nicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 491 times:
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
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 21, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 484 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!