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Marty Moose
post Feb 11 2008, 08:06 PM
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Didn't really know where to post this...so I thought I'd try here...

Anyone out there have any weather dreams or goals they'd like to achieve someday? I've always wanted to spend a winter's night in the observatory at the top of Mount Washington, NH. Just once, I'd like to hear 100 mph+ winds howl, and to see the snow fly!

I know that the folks at the observatory give tourists the opportunity to spend the night there..but right now the excursion is just a bit out of my price range...and I haven't worked up the nerve!

Maybe someday...
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post Feb 12 2008, 11:08 AM
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Me, I'd love to experience first hand the right front quadrant eyewall of a cat 5 hurricane. 'Course that'll never happen, so I'll settle for an 1888 blizzard repeat.


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Ryan Hall
post Feb 14 2008, 03:42 PM
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I've always wanted to see a waterspout, although I am only 13 years of age I have saw a blizzard, tornado, flash flood, and even witnessed a small earthquake when I was 6... But never have I saw a waterspout, So I guess that could be a dream/goal xD
I want a job for the NWS as well laugh.gif


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post Feb 14 2008, 10:34 PM
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Drive my truck inside the middle of a mile wide tornado...THAT would be freaky.
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post Feb 16 2008, 09:40 AM
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I have already experienced a:
Flash flood
Tornado***missed my house by about 100 yards...luckily it was only an F2 and there were a lot of trees between it and my house...the street behind me was A MESS!
a microburst...I estimated the winds to around 80-100MPH...a lot of trees down
Lightning striking my neiboars yard...
2+ feet of snow in April...twice in the last three years...one of those storms was April 23-25th!!!
and even a small earthquake about 8 months ago...
Next on my list...
a hurricane...
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a meteorology job somehwere eventually...
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post Feb 25 2008, 06:03 PM
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Hmm...

I think my 3 main goals are #1 - Catch and succesfully film a F-5 tornado.#2 - Catch the first F-6 tornado(even though right now I would settle for any severe weather.lol.and # 3 - settledown and get a job for one of the local Indianapolis TV stations in the Meteorology department.


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post Mar 12 2008, 02:14 PM
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right now? i just dream of surviving my climatology term project and my chemistry class for my met major! tongue.gif

I would love to see big hail. BIG hail. I live in an elevated area in the NE, so when a storm comes, it normally breaks up just before it reaches us.

id like to work somewhere in the NE with my meteorology major eventually...but lets just go for that A in synoptics first...haha
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post Mar 12 2008, 09:32 PM
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Well, I have a few things that I would like to see in my life sometime and things I would like to do.

1. Become a meteorologist at the National Weather Service
2. See hail larger than golf ball sized, in person
3. See a tornado in person

The city I live in actually had #2 and #3 already happen, but, well, here, I will tell a little story quickly about that day...

That day, we were under a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms and they were forecasting a few F4-F5 tornadoes. Well, a massive supercell developed and hit our city and supercells were continously hitting us for about 8 hours. We were in tornado warnings for 8.5 hours straight and ended up with something like 14 inches of rain in that 8 hours. That was the most intense storm I've ever lived through. My best friends house was hit by lightning that night and it caused something like $20,000 worth of damage to their house.
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post Mar 24 2008, 09:06 PM
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I chase every season in tornado alley for 2wks in may , well for the past 3yrs.Anyway i haven't seen an F-5 yet ,,but my chance are good,i want to witness a earthquake6.0 or greater i want to be in cat 5 eyewall.and want to goto the summit of Mt. Washington in the heart of winter, and witness reg.temp of -50 . oh yea,, and see an active volcano.


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post Mar 27 2008, 09:39 PM
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OK - I'll admit I'm a bit of an oddball here, but my weather dreams involve lots of sunshiny days with wind at my back. While out touring on our bikes last year, we dealt with headwinds from heck, torrential downpours, bitter cold, and blazing heat. We rode through a thunder storm when we couldn't stop or we risked death (as long as we stayed on the bikes we were safe due to the rubber tires).

I guess what I'm saying is that I've dealt with enough bad weather - and my dream would be to somehow manage to ride our bikes from Alaska to Argentina and NOT have to deal with it again. (Like that's gonna happen given that it's going to take us around 2 1/2 years to get down there - but I can dream can't I?)


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post Apr 11 2008, 06:55 AM
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I want to be on a stormchasing team and be the photographer / video-ographer. cool.gif


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post Apr 13 2008, 09:14 AM
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Report the Weather in a Major Blizzard

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post May 23 2008, 12:25 AM
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I would love to chase tornadoes someday....that would be a very awesome experience. smile.gif


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post May 29 2008, 12:41 AM
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Alright,one of my goals/dreams accomplished.My chase team and I succesfully intercepted and filmed the EF-5 that went through Parkersburg,Iowa this weekend!It was about 1 mile or so wide at that point.So now I just need the first EF-6 and a degree in Meteorology!LOL!


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post May 29 2008, 02:20 PM
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I'd love a re-do of the Blizzard of 96...only if it happens when my husband isn't working, otherwise he'd be out in it, and I'd be too worried to enjoy the snow!!


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post May 29 2008, 02:48 PM
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QUOTE(stormchaser1287 @ May 29 2008, 01:41 AM) *
Alright,one of my goals/dreams accomplished.My chase team and I succesfully intercepted and filmed the EF-5 that went through Parkersburg,Iowa this weekend!It was about 1 mile or so wide at that point.So now I just need the first EF-6 and a degree in Meteorology!LOL!

Great job on filming that EF5 tornado! I wanted to be a meteorologist myself, but it seems its not in the cards. I do Skywarn Spotter for the NWS and am a member of CoCoRaHS, and do chase in my spare time. I'd like to see a EF5 myself someday.


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post May 29 2008, 11:16 PM
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Well my dream and goal is related to weather and one that I hope, wish and plan to accomplish with alot of hard work, desire and passion.

The dream starts off with attending Millersville State University in 2009 or 2010. Taking Meteorology as my major! After finishing school, and furthering my education that I have self taught myself for the past 20 years ,to open my own Private Weather Forecasting Office.

And Bringing Weather Back To Reality is my first in between step towards this dream and this goal!
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post Jun 8 2008, 07:03 PM
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My weather dream would be to experience a blizzard. I love snow! biggrin.gif

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post Jun 20 2008, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE(wxdude1964 @ May 29 2008, 03:48 PM) *
Great job on filming that EF5 tornado! I wanted to be a meteorologist myself, but it seems its not in the cards. I do Skywarn Spotter for the NWS and am a member of CoCoRaHS, and do chase in my spare time. I'd like to see a EF5 myself someday.



It was awesome...Even though after seeing all the devestation i'm not sure I would ever wish for another one.


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