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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1800 on: September 08, 2012, 08:33:25 AM »
well, i was planning on going to the folk fest this afternoon, but someone appears to be dumping the great lakes--yes, all of them--on ottawa. :-\
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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1801 on: September 17, 2012, 06:53:33 AM »
Last hour and a half this storm cell just formed over us and is Still drenching us!!
Estimates are 1-2 inches per hour with this one and still pouring! :o

We may be getting much more over the next day or so as the main system moves in..


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1802 on: September 18, 2012, 07:08:06 AM »
Forecast calls for severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and wind in this area.  It already looks ominous out there.  Waiting for the bus will not be fun....  I brought an umbrella, but when the rain gets real heavy, it doesn't help much.  When the wind starts blowing the rain horizontally and turning your umbrella inside out, it's even less helpful.  If I didn't have a class this afternoon, I'd just take the early bus home to beat the rain.  I might do so and skip class anyway (it's a programming class and I already know the elementary material they're reviewing).


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1803 on: September 18, 2012, 07:59:41 AM »
Yeah we got a nice line of storms heading towards us in the next couple hours.. :o


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1804 on: October 02, 2012, 07:02:03 AM »
WTF ???



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The tropics are not the only ones getting a little love from The Weather Channel this year. You often ask us, "Why aren’t winter storms named?" -- well, now they will be! Our goal is to better communicate the threat and the timing of the significant impacts that accompany these events.

Is this really necessary ::)

And besides, I've Never heard anybody ask "Why don't Winter storms get names?" ever!
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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1805 on: October 02, 2012, 07:04:33 AM »
Was just about to post that. :)

I just hope that when we get past Plato, they announce the next one with this pic:



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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1806 on: October 02, 2012, 07:06:46 AM »
This must be another brain-dead idea NBC came up with.. :-[


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1807 on: October 02, 2012, 07:09:08 AM »
Too bad Zeus is all the way at the end, because that's a badass name for a winter storm.
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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1808 on: October 02, 2012, 07:12:25 AM »
Too bad Zeus is all the way at the end, because that's a badass name for a winter storm.
That would have been a great name for the Perfect Storm of 93 :o


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1809 on: October 02, 2012, 07:16:05 AM »
His Roman version shows up earlier but it's not as devastating sounding certainly.

Also, their explanations of the names are a little odd in places:

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Athena: The Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspirations, justice, mathematics and all things wonderful.

Brutus: Roman Senator and best known assassin of Julius Caesar.

Caesar: Title used by Roman and Byzantine emperors.

Draco: The first legislator of Athens in Ancient Greece.

Euclid: A mathematician in Ancient Greece, the father of geometry.

Freyr: A Norse god associated with fair weather, among other things.

Gandolf: A character in a 1896 fantasy novel in a pseudo-medieval countryside.

Helen: In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy was the daughter of Zeus.

Iago: Enemy of Othello in Shakespeare’s play, Othello.

Jove: The English name for Jupiter, the Roman god of light and sky.

Khan: Mongolian conqueror and emperor of the Mongol empire.

Luna: The divine embodiment of the moon in Roman mythology.

Magnus: The Father of Europe, Charlemagne the Great, in Latin: Carolus Magnus.

Nemo: A Greek boy’s name meaning "from the valley," means "nobody" in Latin.

Orko: The thunder god in Basque mythology.

Plato: Greek philosopher and mathematician, who was named by his wrestling coach.

Q: The Broadway Express subway line in New York City.

Rocky: A single mountain in the Rockies.

Saturn: Roman god of time, also the namesake of the planet Saturn in our solar system.

Triton: In Greek mythology, the messenger of the deep sea, son of Poseidon.

Ukko: In Finnish mythology, the god of the sky and weather.

Virgil: One of ancient Rome’s greatest poets.

Walda: Name from Old German meaning “ruler.”

Xerxes: The fourth king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, Xerxes the Great.

Yogi: People who do yoga.

Zeus: In Greek mythology, the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and the gods who lived there.


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1810 on: October 02, 2012, 07:19:06 AM »
Yogi is kind of a stupid name for a storm. There will be lots of lame jokes about Boo Boo.

Also Rocky is the Sylvester Stallone character.
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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1811 on: October 02, 2012, 07:19:25 AM »
Yeah I can see myself yelling at a winter storm named Khan ...
KHAAAAANNNNN!!!!!  :speechless:


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1812 on: October 02, 2012, 07:24:20 AM »
Also, Orko, sure Basque god, that's definitely what I think when I hear the name, if I make a connection with something at all, definitely the Basque God of Thunder and not a Jawa-like Eternia-based magician.

And then there's Q


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1813 on: October 02, 2012, 08:35:35 AM »
Yogi is kind of a stupid name for a storm. There will be lots of lame jokes about Boo Boo.

And jokes of: "is this storm better than the average storm?"

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Also Rocky is the Sylvester Stallone character.

And a squirrel, don't forget the squirrel.  Although he wouldn't be the best character from that show to name a storm after.

It really seems like they had one person or group pick the names, then another try and figure out the descriptions.  How else do you get Q as a subway line and not the Star Trek bad guy.  Either that or they had good descriptions and then the layers went to work on them.

Yeah I can see myself yelling at a winter storm named Khan ...
KHAAAAANNNNN!!!!!  :speechless:

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It would make shoveling out more fun to come up with appropriate lines.  Or going sledding and proclaiming how young you feel.


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Re: My Crazy-Ass Local Weather
« Reply #1814 on: October 02, 2012, 08:50:32 AM »
It really seems like they had one person or group pick the names, then another try and figure out the descriptions.  How else do you get Q as a subway line and not the Star Trek bad guy.  Either that or they had good descriptions and then the layers went to work on them.


I didn't even thought of Q as a subway line when I first read it. I thought of the Star Trek character. So as someone who doesn't like Star Trek and who rides the NYC subway system every day, I'd say their reasoning is flawed there.
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