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11-10-2012, 05:31 PM
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Meteorology

Anyone else into it? Planning on majoring in Atmospheric Sciences once I get to college, loved weather since I was a kid.

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Anyone else into it? Planning on majoring in Atmospheric Sciences once I get to college, loved weather since I was a kid.
Do it. I'm currently training to become an operational forecaster and I love it.

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I loved Weather/Meterology growing up as well, still do. When I was a kid I knew what I wanted to do, either become a police officer, something with Meteorology, or play in the NHL. Well thankfully I did accomplish one of those.

Your gonna have a good time in college learning it.

When I retire at 41 i'd love to somehow get into the meteorology field, such a interesting field.

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I have a Meteorology degree from Mississippi State that i don't use..LOL. I'm involved in SKYWARN, RACES and ARES. Being here in Alabama, I get plenty of opportunity to utilize Operational meteorology due to tornados and hurricanes. Done some chasing, but I run net more than anything these days. Chasing in Alabama isquite dangerous due to terrain and our propensity to having rain wrapped tornados.

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I have a Meteorology degree from Mississippi State that i don't use..LOL. I'm involved in SKYWARN, RACES and ARES. Being here in Alabama, I get plenty of opportunity to utilize Operational meteorology due to tornados and hurricanes. Done some chasing, but I run net more than anything these days. Chasing in Alabama isquite dangerous due to terrain and our propensity to having rain wrapped tornados.
Have you ever been chasing storms in TX, OK, etc.? It's a dream of mine to go chase in tornado alley once in my lifetime but it's expensive and quite dangerous for somebody who doesn't quite know tornadoes. We have some weak tornadoes in Quebec but they're so hard to forecast, they are more like a surprise. My other option could be going to the Canadian Prairies in July but I think their tornado seasons are hit or miss.

I guess first things first, I need a car, and more knowledge.

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That's one thing I'm glad for, living in Texas. Planning on going to A&M and staying somewhere in Texas, so I'll have some great opportunities to experience all sorts of weather (we've had snow, hurricanes, tornados, etc.). Not totally sure I'm interested in chasing storms and all that, but they're always there if I want to.

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I took a couple weather classes. I enjoyed parts, but also found other parts to be pretty boring. Pretty interesting learning about hurricanes, tornadoes and other big weather events, but learning about microclimates and stuff like dry & saturated adiabatic lapse rates wasn't too exciting for me.

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Have you ever been chasing storms in TX, OK, etc.? It's a dream of mine to go chase in tornado alley once in my lifetime but it's expensive and quite dangerous for somebody who doesn't quite know tornadoes. We have some weak tornadoes in Quebec but they're so hard to forecast, they are more like a surprise. My other option could be going to the Canadian Prairies in July but I think their tornado seasons are hit or miss.

I guess first things first, I need a car, and more knowledge.
I've never been chasing in TX or OK, but I know it's a great deal safer than it is here in the Southeast, mainly due to terrain features. Alabama is quite mountainous for the most part, so it's easy to have something come up on a ridge on you. In the Midwest, you can literally see for miles.

If you really want to do some storm chasing n the Midwest, I suggest using a chasing tour group your first time. I highly recommend Tempest Tours, due to their association with Chuck Doswell. He and Leslie Lemon are two of the best known minds when it comes to Supercell Development and Tornadogenesis.

http://www.tempesttours.com/

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I've never been chasing in TX or OK, but I know it's a great deal safer than it is here in the Southeast, mainly due to terrain features. Alabama is quite mountainous for the most part, so it's easy to have something come up on a ridge on you. In the Midwest, you can literally see for miles.

If you really want to do some storm chasing n the Midwest, I suggest using a chasing tour group your first time. I highly recommend Tempest Tours, due to their association with Chuck Doswell. He and Leslie Lemon are two of the best known minds when it comes to Supercell Development and Tornadogenesis.

http://www.tempesttours.com/
Awesome. I know tornado "sightseeing" tours have been increasingly popular in the past few years.

Speaking about weather, beautiful day in Southern Qc and warm. Montreal beat its Tx previous record of 16C with a 19C at noon and most certainly still increasing. Yesterday we had a warm front passing over us associated with a low pressure system currently located over Hudson Bay, left us with freezing precipitations in the morning. Cold front will pass late evening over Montreal. Probably the last push of warmth before Winter (it feels like I've told myself the same thing many times this fall already).

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Cold and wet here in Birmingham, AL today. Our high was 66 degrees f, which came at midnight last night. We had a cold front bring in some rain and move through, bringing some rather cold air with it. We're in our secondary tornado season right now.

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http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories..._windfarm.html

Wind farms will start supplying weather data for better forecasting.

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Wind farms will start supplying weather data for better forecasting.
Good news. The more data we get, the better.


As for current weather, it's been a nice day in Montreal. We're under an anticyclonic regime and will be for at least the next 5 days... Boring.

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A fair amount of vector calculus and physics, but it's a great path to pursue IMO. I've loved it since the day I arrived at University.

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You know the weather is boring when the only notable thing in a weather briefing is smog warnings. We've been under an anticyclone for days now and nothing is happening. It's been cool and sunny for almost two weeks and with no precipitation. The air is more hazy than anything though. Fortunately tomorrow should be the last day for these conditions as a new air mass will be pushing through starting on Friday with a low pressure that formed near Montana. Some snow showers are expected behind the system for Sunday in Montreal but it shouldn't be more than a few snow flakes. Probably some small accumulation at higher elevations. Can't wait, lol.

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http://news.discovery.com/earth/mt-r...mkcpgn=rssnws1

Mt Rainer forecast for up to 108 inches of snow this WEEK.

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Strangely quiet November here in Alabama weatherwise. It's typically our secondary severe weather season, but there hasn't even been a thunderstorm warning issued by BMX NWS this month. Pretty much been capped off by high pressure. we had a fairly calm Spring season as well. then again, most years WOULD be mroe calm than 2011.

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Oh my God, Environment Canada is forecasting Montreal's first snow accumulation for tonight. 2 to 4 centimeters. If it's closer to 4, drivers will have a fun time during rush hour tomorrow morning.

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NASA's Tropic Rain Measuring Mission (TRIMM) turns 15

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Super Typhoon Bopha on 12/2 from ISS

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Super Typhoon Bopha on 12/2 from ISS
Beautiful.

And yet so terrible.

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Now this is a thread I'll spend a lot of time in.

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Now this is a thread I'll spend a lot of time in.
It needs more interesting weather

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If Milwaukee can make it to Sunday without any measurable snow it will set a record in the city for most consecutive days without any measurable snowfall at 280.

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First significant snow accumulations are due for tomorrow and Monday over the province of Quebec as two low pressure systems are tracking NE. One is impacting southern Quebec today with mostly rain for Montreal and snow further north and in elevated terrains. The fun starts sunday night/monday morning with a Colorado low. Precipitations should start in snow and stay in snow north of Montreal. South of Montreal we're expecting snow changing to freezing precip and then rain. Obviously, the St-Lawrence valley could be affected by a prolonged period of freezing rain since it is notorious for funneling cold air from the NE underneath southerly warm air aloft.

What a sucky weather to start the week.

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Loved meteorology as a kid growing up. Every single science project I did in school was weather-related. For a long time, I would only watch the news for the weather segment. Hell, the Weather Channel was my go-to after-school station, especially if something drastic was happening in my area or around the world. My favorite movie still to this day is Twister.

I always wanted to work with extreme weather, become an analyst of some sort. Then, I started doing research and saw all of the advanced math and science it required and I was like "NOOOOOOOOOPE". That stuff isn't my cup of tea.

I'm now a college grad with a journalism degree. Go figure. But I always keep an eye on the weather for old times sake.

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