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Finally did something i always wanted to do, i became a National Weather Service storm spotter.
Two hour class for training to learn what to report and what not to report.
After that you get certified and get a nice card with a spotter number to show you kinda know what you are doing. lol

I learned that radar can only see cloud level and above it is the spotters that actually confirm whether it is a funnel cloud, tornado or a false radar return.

This is not storm chasing, it is storm spotting and reporting what happened in the area you are in and around.

I might do some storm chasing in the future but for now it will just be observing in the area i am in.
We had a nasty macroburst last Fall that downed trees and powerlines that caused us to be without power for 3 days.

Just thought i would share with my fellow Fringers.
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(04-15-2018, 05:40 AM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote: Finally did something i always wanted to do, i became a National Weather Service storm spotter.
Two hour class for training to learn what to report and what not to report.
After that you get certified and get a nice card with a spotter number to show you kinda know what you are doing. lol

I learned that radar can only see cloud level and above it is the spotters that actually confirm whether it is a funnel cloud, tornado or a false radar return.

This is not storm chasing, it is storm spotting and reporting what happened in the area you are in and around.

I might do some storm chasing in the future but for now it will just be observing in the area i am in.
We had a nasty macroburst last Fall that downed trees and powerlines that caused us to be without power for 3 days.

Just thought i would share with my fellow Fringers.

You can be our eyes on the skies...

Sweet
In times of universal Idiocy... Critical thought becomes a revolutionary act! CUI BONO?
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(04-15-2018, 05:42 AM)Frigg Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 05:40 AM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote: Finally did something i always wanted to do, i became a National Weather Service storm spotter.
Two hour class for training to learn what to report and what not to report.
After that you get certified and get a nice card with a spotter number to show you kinda know what you are doing. lol

I learned that radar can only see cloud level and above it is the spotters that actually confirm whether it is a funnel cloud, tornado or a false radar return.

This is not storm chasing, it is storm spotting and reporting what happened in the area you are in and around.

I might do some storm chasing in the future but for now it will just be observing in the area i am in.
We had a nasty macroburst last Fall that downed trees and powerlines that caused us to be without power for 3 days.

Just thought i would share with my fellow Fringers.

You can be our eyes on the skies...

Sweet

Previously living in the Chicago area and now in Ohio i have been though and seen alot of bad weather.

Two microbursts, derechos, supercells, straightline winds, severe storms and tornados i have lived through and i want to help warn people, you know do my thing to contribute to society.
I have always had a fascination with bad weather.
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(04-15-2018, 05:40 AM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote: Finally did something i always wanted to do, i became a National Weather Service storm spotter.
Two hour class for training to learn what to report and what not to report.
After that you get certified and get a nice card with a spotter number to show you kinda know what you are doing. lol

I learned that radar can only see cloud level and above it is the spotters that actually confirm whether it is a funnel cloud, tornado or a false radar return.

This is not storm chasing, it is storm spotting and reporting what happened in the area you are in and around.

I might do some storm chasing in the future but for now it will just be observing in the area i am in.
We had a nasty macroburst last Fall that downed trees and powerlines that caused us to be without power for 3 days.

Just thought i would share with my fellow Fringers.

Do you think you would like to be a storm chaser? That seems so dangerous!
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(04-15-2018, 05:48 AM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 05:42 AM)Frigg Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 05:40 AM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote: Finally did something i always wanted to do, i became a National Weather Service storm spotter.
Two hour class for training to learn what to report and what not to report.
After that you get certified and get a nice card with a spotter number to show you kinda know what you are doing. lol

I learned that radar can only see cloud level and above it is the spotters that actually confirm whether it is a funnel cloud, tornado or a false radar return.

This is not storm chasing, it is storm spotting and reporting what happened in the area you are in and around.

I might do some storm chasing in the future but for now it will just be observing in the area i am in.
We had a nasty macroburst last Fall that downed trees and powerlines that caused us to be without power for 3 days.

Just thought i would share with my fellow Fringers.

You can be our eyes on the skies...

Sweet

Previously living in the Chicago area and now in Ohio i have been though and seen alot of bad weather.

Two microbursts, derechos, supercells, straightline winds, severe storms and tornados i have lived through and i want to help warn people, you know do my thing to contribute to society.
I have always had a fascination with bad weather.

Oklahoma....we get it all.

Crazy weather..
In times of universal Idiocy... Critical thought becomes a revolutionary act! CUI BONO?
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(04-15-2018, 06:00 AM)Sassy Fringette Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 05:40 AM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote: Finally did something i always wanted to do, i became a National Weather Service storm spotter.
Two hour class for training to learn what to report and what not to report.
After that you get certified and get a nice card with a spotter number to show you kinda know what you are doing. lol

I learned that radar can only see cloud level and above it is the spotters that actually confirm whether it is a funnel cloud, tornado or a false radar return.

This is not storm chasing, it is storm spotting and reporting what happened in the area you are in and around.

I might do some storm chasing in the future but for now it will just be observing in the area i am in.
We had a nasty macroburst last Fall that downed trees and powerlines that caused us to be without power for 3 days.

Just thought i would share with my fellow Fringers.

Do you think you would like to be a storm chaser? That seems so dangerous!

I think i will and have done it a little bit before, you just have to be safe and careful.
Many think you have to get as close as you can and that is when you can get hurt or die.
Just have to know where the storm is going and not get in the danger zone or if you are in a danger zone get the hell out of there as quick and safe as possible.
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(04-15-2018, 06:10 AM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 06:00 AM)Sassy Fringette Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 05:40 AM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote: Finally did something i always wanted to do, i became a National Weather Service storm spotter.
Two hour class for training to learn what to report and what not to report.
After that you get certified and get a nice card with a spotter number to show you kinda know what you are doing. lol

I learned that radar can only see cloud level and above it is the spotters that actually confirm whether it is a funnel cloud, tornado or a false radar return.

This is not storm chasing, it is storm spotting and reporting what happened in the area you are in and around.

I might do some storm chasing in the future but for now it will just be observing in the area i am in.
We had a nasty macroburst last Fall that downed trees and powerlines that caused us to be without power for 3 days.

Just thought i would share with my fellow Fringers.

Do you think you would like to be a storm chaser? That seems so dangerous!

I think i will and have done it a little bit before, you just have to be safe and careful.
Many think you have to get as close as you can and that is when you can get hurt or die.
Just have to know where the storm is going and not get in the danger zone or if you are in a danger zone get the hell out of there as quick and safe as possible.

Those are very wise words. I wish you all the best if you do. So glad about your news. It's a good feeling to finally do something you've always wanted to do in life. It's a reward you've earned!
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Congratulations Citizen CHL .

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Carry On !

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#9
Surface to air fringer you are.
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We have 1 1/2 of snow/ice mix on the ground here in SE Wisconsin, and still coming down hard, this really sux, it's April 15 FFS! 3palm
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