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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    It would rather it be "Drago" a lot more intimidating
    This storm would frighten me...



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    If it is snowing at 2:36 on Friday afternoon it will be the best opener to christmas break ever!



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Or they will call for 4 inches and we will get 14
    That's what she said or was it call for 14 and get 4 inches.



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    Kinda funny how everyone blames the weather guy for hyping things but every meteorologist I know is holding off until tomorrow morning to start making real solid predictions.
    Not everyone on this site understands the difference between "computer model" and "meteorologist".

    Hell, you'd be surprised how many people will talk to me in person about how they watch me on Channel 8 or 5 or whatever. Not unusual or shocking to get the blame for a forecast you didn't actually make.

    Plus it doesn't matter, the loudest complainers are nowhere to be found when the forecast is right. Well, actually that isn't true, they're likely still talking about how we "missed" it.



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Looks like a Winter Storm Watch has been issued basically on a line from Omaha to Green Bay, and 100 miles or so on each side, for Wed - Thurs. Current accumulations forecasted for 6+ inches in the Watch area.

    for example:
    ... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday evening through
    Thursday afternoon...

    The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Winter
    Storm Watch... which is in effect from Wednesday evening through
    Thursday afternoon.

    * Heavy snow could occur in the watch area Wednesday evening through
    Thursday.

    * A total of 6 to 12 inches of snow is possible.

    * Winds of 20 to 30 mph will accompany the heavy snowfall and
    could make travel dangerous.

    * Those traveling or commuting could face dangerous conditions.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
    snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
    Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Plus it doesn't matter, the loudest complainers are nowhere to be found when the forecast is right. Well, actually that isn't true, they're likely still talking about how we "missed" it.

    Well, duh anybody can read a model and be right

    (I'm sure you've heard that one ∞ times)




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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Not everyone on this site understands the difference between "computer model" and "meteorologist".

    Hell, you'd be surprised how many people will talk to me in person about how they watch me on Channel 8 or 5 or whatever. Not unusual or shocking to get the blame for a forecast you didn't actually make.

    Plus it doesn't matter, the loudest complainers are nowhere to be found when the forecast is right. Well, actually that isn't true, they're likely still talking about how we "missed" it.
    Duh. Even I know you work for Channel 17.



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Duh. Even I know you work for Channel 17.
    That's "Channel 13 News at 9 on 17 unless there's football in which case it's at 10:15, oh and Channel 6 if you have cable" thank you very much.



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Not everyone on this site understands the difference between "computer model" and "meteorologist".

    Hell, you'd be surprised how many people will talk to me in person about how they watch me on Channel 8 or 5 or whatever. Not unusual or shocking to get the blame for a forecast you didn't actually make.

    Plus it doesn't matter, the loudest complainers are nowhere to be found when the forecast is right. Well, actually that isn't true, they're likely still talking about how we "missed" it.
    I didn't know Chris Conoan posted here. Really enjoy your work!


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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Well, duh anybody can read a model and be right

    (I'm sure you've heard that one ∞ times)
    The best part of the job is reading those European models.

    Wait....what are we talking about?



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    That's "Channel 13 News at 9 on 17 unless there's football in which case it's at 10:15, oh and Channel 6 if you have cable" thank you very much.
    You must have to use 2 pages on your resume?



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    I didn't know Chris Conoan posted here. Really enjoy your work!
    I see you must be taking a break from your "Best of Ed Hightower" marathon. Stop mocking me and get back to watching.

    The part where he calls a block 5 times after blowing the whistle and then poses for the camera is coming up.



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    You must have to use 2 pages on your resume?
    Well, I certainly can't fill it with nothing but missed forecasts.



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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    I see you must be taking a break from your "Best of Ed Hightower" marathon. Stop mocking me and get back to watching.

    The part where he calls a block 5 times after blowing the whistle and then poses for the camera is coming up.

    Uh...that is pretty much every block he calls inside the 8 minute time out in the second half. He calls them 3 times each before that.

    That guy knows how to build the drama as the game goes on, I'll give him that.


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    Re: Midweek snow storm

    There is nothing funnier than seeing kids wipe out the ice, the only reason I like winter


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