01/07/91 HOLIDAY WEENIE BEN BERNSTEIN csu-atmos
while doing laundry prior to leaving for the airport, he remarked that there
had been fropa in the dryer, since it was cool. THEN, while en route to the
airport, he noticed that quite a cold pool had formed in the bottom of Baker's
car, due to the use of the defroster.
01/21/91 KELLEY WITTMEYER csu-atmos
likened mark branson's sebacious cyst to a hailstone, and wants it preserved
once he has it removed so that she can investigate the internal structure.
01/28/91 MIKE MEYERS csu-atmos
called Ian Baker "Mr. Sondeman", due to the fact that Baker is putting up
balloons for WISP.
02/01/91 SUPPLEMENTAL WEENIE ROSANA NIETO-FERRARIA csu-atmos
said that they periodically switch the direction of traffic on the running track
in the rec center to conserve angular momentum.
02/04/91 SCOT RANDELL csu-atmos
went to the dentist to get a checkup, and the dentist drew a circle around one
of his teeth on the chart and said "lets keep an eye on this one", so scot
claims that he put a watch box out on the tooth. scot was later talking about
his latent beer release on sunday morning.
02/08/91 SUPPLEMENTAL WEENIE PAUL DEMOTT csu-atmos
at Branson's thesis defense party, during the hairy chest contest (won by
Branson), he noticed the turbulent eddies in Ben Bernstein's chest hairs. (says
fiance': "what a weeeenie!")
02/11/91 MARK BRANSON csu-atmos
modified words to Rush's 'Tom Sawyer' to include chasing and Greg Stumpf as
follows: "a modern day chaser/mean, mean pride/today's Greg Stumpf/mean, mean
stride". ALSO, he has come up with the idea that it would be fun to make a video
with people as the crew of the 'Enterprise', but instead of exploring 'new
worlds and new civilizations' we would be seeking out severe weather. (editor's
note: after a lengthy absence, mark has returned to weeniedom with a vengeance)
02/13/91 SUPPLEMENTAL WEENIE PETER OLSSON csu-atmos
due to lack of front range snow in February, he wants to rename Colorado "the
dry slot state"
02/14/91 VALENTINE WEENIE IAN BAKER csu-atmos
did he give his valentine flowers? NO! did he give her a card with some
balloons? sort of. he gave her a card with a 200 gram weather balloon.
02/19/91 ERIK RASMUSSEN csu-atmos
Hodanish remarked on a squall line on the 19feb 12z sfc map, and Erik said
"ooooh, say that again". so Ho did, and Rasmussen said "ahhhhhh!". when
confronted with his actions, Rasmussen commented on the presence of the weather
weenie patrol, and tried to buy their silence.
02/20/91 SUPPLEMENTAL WEENIE SCOT RANDELL csu-atmos
noted the inverse relationship between the rate of buildup of dry skin on his
lips and the dewpoint.
02/22/91 IAN BAKER csu-atmos
facing a long putt for par, Baker said "since this
is a synoptic scale putt, i'll have to take coriolis into account"
02/25/91 SUPPLEMENTAL WEENIE CHARLOTTE ATWATER csu-atmos
had a dream, wherein there was a "Grand Opening" to chase season (a gala event,
held in Akron we presume, with the venerable Ted Fujita to cut the ribbon). Ben
Bernstein was at this Grand Opening in the dream, and had invented a magic
device, similar to a pane of glass, which, by looking through, revealed the
internal structure of a storm. She notes that velocity fields, vorticity fields,
soundings, etc. were readily seen with this magic device. (Editors note:
consensus around the weather weenie office is that Charlotte needs professional
03/04/91 JASON NACHAMKIN csu-atmos
commented on the stratified nature of Kevin Manning's lasagna, and said it
wouldn't respond well to convective overturning.
03/07/91 SUPPLEMENTAL WEENIE DEWAYNE MITCHELL nssl
commented on the fact that Don Burgess has two different colored eyes (blue and
hazel) by saying "those must be for doppler inbound and outbound velocities".
03/13/91 BILL THORSON csu-atmos
had a dream about the thermal wind equation (and
this guy's a programmer, not a meteorologist)
03/14/91 SPECIAL GUEST CELEBRITY FICTITIOUS CHARACTER WEENIE CLIFF CLAVEN Cheers
in replying to Fraser Crane's remark that he "must be a very lonely man", said
that "i'm never lonely when the weather channel is on"
03/18/91 IAN BAKER csu-atmos
says that there should be a 1-900 chase hotline, where weenies could get info on
things like dewpoints, dynamics, etc. for various locations out on the plains.
how about 1-900-BIG-TUBE? only 95 cents a minute.
04/01/91 IAN WITTMEYER csu-atmos
after golfing on a beautiful April Fool's Day,
Ian went home, put on a tank top, and said "let the convective season begin".
04/02/91 SUPPLEMENTAL WEENIE KELLEY WITTMEYER csu-atmos
watches the weather channel so much that she can tell when one of the
forecasters has had a haircut.
04/07/91 NORMAN TORNADO SYMPOSIUM II WEENIES
when he dies, he wants to be cremated and have his ashes dumped into a rotating
updraft, hoping that he will become condensation nuclei for large hail.
STEVE HODANISH, JIM BRESCH, ERIC RASMUSSEN, and BILL GALLUS:
on the trip back from Norman, these weenies stopped for lunch in Hesston KS
(tornado 13mar90) and dinner in Limon CO (tornado 06jun90) and toured said
towns looking for damage remnants.
04/08/91 GREG POULOS csu-atmos
wants to have a hurricane pattern tye-dyed into
the new cyclones' shirts (cyclones softball team).
04/09/91 IAN BAKER csu-atmos
watching the special on ESPN about the guys who
were going to attempt to fly a balloon around the world, Baker wanted to know
what would happen if they got caught in a 500mb closed low circulation.
04/09/91 KIM ELMORE
says that he loves to sing the song 'I Love a Rainy Night' when driving back
through the stratiform rain after chasing. (editor's comment: GAG! BARF!)
04/10/91 STEVE HODANISH csu-atmos
saw the model runs at 0000z wed 10apr91 and
was so excited about the chase possibilities on the dryline in KS that he only
got 5 hours sleep. Or was he just excited about the upslope event on the CO
front range? Either way, a night of fitful tossing and turning for Ho.
04/12/91 PAUL DEMOTT csu-atmos
while looking at some figures of ice crystal
concentrations from the Park Range, Paul noted the high number concentrations
at low levels and high temperatures, and said "Holy Hallet Mossop!".
04/12/91 DAVE RANDALL csu-atmos
was wearing a 'weather tie', one with weather symbols all over it.
04/15/91 CHRIS LANDSEA csu-atmos
playing basketball, he received a good pass and
said to the person who gave it to him "we must be in teleconnection".
04/23/91 JIM PURDOM csu-cira
in Florida, at a beach, instead of looking at the women in dental floss bikinis,
he was looking at the water flowing over a
seashell and compared it to the wake depression around an overshooting top.
04/29/91 GUEST CELEBRITY WEENIE DANNY TARTABULL
when asked about a home run that he hit, he remarked on the presence of the
right field jet stream.
05/10/91 GARL BRANSON csu-atmos
Said that the Wittmeyer's should name their baby "'Thor', after the god of
05/17/91 IAN BAKER csu-atmos
Upon hearing Eric Rasmussen's nickname of "The Dryline Kid", he imagined him as
a masked hero from the southwest who rides around on his horse "Vortex" with his
sidekick "BeeWER" (for bounded- weak echo region), saving the populace from the
severe weather created by the evil "Dr. Cape" and his four fierce desperadoes
(collectively known as "F5"). What a mouthful!
05/24/91 GUEST CELEBRITY WEENIE GEORGE ELLIOT from the Weather Channel
explained the diurnal thunderstorm intensity variation in the
southeastern U.S. is due to the fact that the storms "go to sleep" at night
05/28/91 JASON NACHAMKIN csu-atmos
on the way home from a busted chase in Wyoming, he saw a footbridge over the
road which had spiral staircases on either side, so he proclaimed: "That's the
most vorticity we've seen all day!"
05/31/91 SUPPLEMENTAL WEENIE TOM PETERSON csu-atmos
proclaimed that if he were department head, he would replace PBL with a
paragliding class so that
students could get hands-on experience with turbulent eddies
06/10/91 JASON NACHAMKIN csu-atmos
after Greg Stumpf described how his NSSL id card had got him through numerous
roadblocks that he encountered on chases,
Jason said "Your NSSL Id Card - Don't leave home without it".
06/10/91 JIM BRESCH csu-atmos
decided that for ideal chases, the number of miles
driven should be directly proportional to the f- number of the tornado seen
06/11/91 ANDY JONES csu-atmos
thinks that there should be a video game like
Pacman where you chase storms/tornadoes around the screen
06/17/91 BEN BERNSTEIN csu-atmos
wants to name Baker's little rubber frog
"ACCAS" since it has a flat back with protruding towers
06/17/91 IAN BAKER csu-atmos
when told by Bernstein that his girlfriend Susan might be getting a job at the
hospital, he said "Oh, you mean PVA?" instead of PVH.
06/17/91 JEFF COPELAND csu-atmos
named his atmos coed softball team "Wet Growth"
06/20/91 PAUL WOLYN csu-atmos
while watching some developing storms from outside
the building, he overheard John Weaver say that they needed to bad-mouth the
clouds so that they would get their act together, so he blurted out "Your
mother was a fair-weather Cu!!!"
06/25/91 PETER NEILLY rap-ncar
claims that cumulus clouds pop up around 5pm to 6pm due to all the people
leaving work and releasing hot air from their cars
07/01/91 GREG STUMPF nssl
likened the scabs on a friend's leg (incurred from a bicycle accident) as storm
cores as viewed on radar reflectivity, with the old scab on the outer edges
resembling the low VIP levels and the thicker
scab in the middle being the cores.
07/09/91 BEN BERNSTEIN csu-atmos
upon witnessing Steve Hodanish attempt to blow his golf ball away from a wall
playing putt-putt, he blurted out "I guess that's what you'd call a barrier
07/11/91 LESLIE NIELSON actor
in Naked Gun 2 1/2 after he has saved the world and is making his big speech,
he said "Love is like the ozone layer: You won't miss it until it's gone."