1991

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 psychological help)

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

GENE MOORE: 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 thunder"

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 jet."

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."