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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:53 PM
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Are there any Weather Spotters here?
Has anyone here had training as a weather spotter? Do you have an official number?
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:58 PM
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1. I have been trained before but I have to renew mine.
Have not been in 9 years.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:00 PM
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2. what's a weather spotter?
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:03 PM
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4. Someone who is trained to
watch for and report severe weather. I was one for the Tom Green County Sheriffs office.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:06 PM
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5. ahh
I could do it. California coastal living is easy. Here comes sun! Here comes fog! Here comes sun! Here comes fog. Repeat ad infinitum.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:02 PM
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3. I see some weather
as we speak...it's right outside my window!! :o

C'mon, SOMEONE had to do it... ;)
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:13 PM
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6. OK so why do you ask?
:shrug:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:25 PM
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12. Just wondering
if I was the only one out there.
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mike1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:16 PM
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7. I was for years back in the 70s & 80s here in tornado alley (OK)
now I just wait for the warnings and try to keep the storm cellar dry.
;-)
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:21 PM
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8. Never Been Trained
But I did know enough to run like hell the day 23 tornados were "rambunctious" in my City.
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thatgemguy Donating Member (337 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:50 PM
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9. I am
here in southern Jefferson County, OH. Report to NWS office in Pittsburgh.

There's been lots of severe weather around here in the past week. Very bad storm went through here early last Friday morning, much lightning, hail, high winds, and heavy rain. Here at my location we picked up 1.25" of rain in a 45 minute period. A microburst did heavy damage to a neighborhood near Wheeling, WV that morning.

Check the website for your local office of the NWS, many have the training schedule for observers posted there.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:12 PM
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10. Down bursts winds punch radar
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:24 PM
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11. Damn...
Is that near you?
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:27 PM
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13. No it happened down near Del Rio, TX
back in the 90's, It was super cell that developed in Mexico and moved across the border into Texas.
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