1992

05/01/92 CARA-LYN LAPPEN csu-atmos

At lunch on May 1, she looked around at the other lunch participants and announced that it was the 10th anniversary of the Weather Channel!!! The looks that some of the non-meteoheads gave her was great.

05/11/92 TERRY SCHUUR csu-atmos

for reading the comics in the Collegian and accidently referring to Calvin and Hobbes as Wallace and Hobbs.

05/11/92 CHRIS LANDSEA csu-atmos

list moderator was turned on to the fact that the number 3 on chris' TV clicker no longer works. how could this possibly be? (note that local cable has Weather Channel on 33). nice job, chris.

05/22/92 WILLIAM M GRAY csu-atmos

upon hearing the date of the landsea wedding, september 11 (1993), dr gray's only comment was "Congratulations, you're getting married at the PEAK day of hurricane activity in the Atlantic."

06/01/92 GREG THOMPSON csu-atmos

While visiting the east coast, he called mark branson, among others, long distance when he heard that there was severe weather in nebraska. the fact that it was in north-central nebraska was of no concern. he just wanted to know if someone was on it...

06/01/92 IAN WITTMEYER csu-atmos

When told that kelley was going to dentist to have mouth modelled, he said "Make sure he integrates with an appropriate time step."

06/08/92 IAN BAKER CHARLOTTE DEMOTT csu-atmos

While trying to get hannah wittmeyer to run around in circles, baker asked if she were enjoying some "personal vorticity". charlotte then commented that it was "more of a personal bouyancy oscillation" as hannah was jumping up and down more than spinning. baker then asked what her B-V frequency was.

06/08/92 STEVE HODANISH nws-augusta GREG STUMPF nssl

When videoing carlsbad caverns {on morning of storm chase} spewed forth the following: "we're under a stalactite-free base", "stalagmite on the ground", "we're NOT in an echo-free vault", ...and when viewing a stalactite known as 'The Lion's Tail' which has crystal-like irregularities on the end, greg mentioned that this one "has debris on the bottom".

06/08/92 GREG THOMPSON csu-atmos

Coming home from a busted mini chase on 6/4, greg saw car-mate matt savoie twist a wrapper into a tornado shape and greg called it 'tornado-envy'.

06/17/92 IAN BAKER csu-atmos

ian's new pickup line for female wx weenies: "it's not how big it is but how much damage it does".

06/26/92 JASON NACHAMKIN csu-atmos

While everyone was looking at everybody elses storm pictures recently, he suggested that people could trade pictures like baseball cards; "i'll trade you a rotating wall cloud for a twister on the ground."

06/26/92 JASON NACHAMKIN csu-atmos

He claims that if a woman treated him the way that tornados do, he "would have left her long ago. i mean, you drive 500 miles to see her, and she doesn't even show up!"

07/27/92 GREG STUMPF nssl

Last week, took his date out to see the OKC channel 9 radar domes. NOW THAT'S A DATE!!

07/27/92 KELLEY WITTMEYER csu-atmos

Upon preparing a list of things for ian baker to do while house sitting during an upcoming vacation, she carefully included "have a beer on the back deck and enjoy the secondary max".

07/27/92 IAN WITTMEYER csu-atmos

ian's new .signature file for his email:(your web browser may vary.....)

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his name etc.................| /

.over here................../ /

.........................../ /....Mobile home -->

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'nuf said.

07/27/92 DAPHNE FONTENOT rap-ncar

Wants to make a deck of flashcards with notorious tornadoes pictured on them, so the serious wxweenie can quiz his/her friends on the identification of famous tornadoes in lieu of getting a real life.

08/21/92 JASON NACHAMKIN csu-atmos

After a discussion of the repressive regime that controls the African country of Malawi, Jason said - "it's so totalitarian, that even the thunderstorms are capped."

08/21/92 Steve Weygandt ou-atmos

Described greg stumpf's attempts at asking a girl out after things had faded away a "brief spinup".

08/21/92 Paul Janish nssl

For writing the following nssl happy hour announcment:

So here it is a velumptious Friday afternoon, tough week passing us by like an outflow boundary in the late July sky....alas, time to converge, converge into a mass of late week festivities and libations which will surely diminish the woes of a weeks frustrations and rapidly develop the reality of fun and frolic in thedays ahead (barring any thought of Monday naturally)......yes a rapid convective overturning of emotions!!!

Where, oh where can we chase this convergence max, with ageostrophically accelerated flows of brew, and enhnaced spinups of butterspank shots for $1.25.....well, .....the high risk zone suggests the vacinity of Main street in downtown Norman. EFF personnel have utilized the newest technology to determine that the center of action will be at DENCO'S CAFE.

08/21/92 John Knowles csu-atmos

While all the guys were at a bachelor party, they were discussing an evening just a few nights previous where (trying to be tactful here) - the guys were emitting methane at a very high rate. John went on to describe how a fellow atmos member had graciously left the room to pass, but then had immediately returned, trailing the smell with him due to "wake capture." John then said this kind of behavior can create a "fart line". When asked what would happen should two "fart lines" collide, John said that something would be created - a "supersmell".

09/07/92 Matt Savoie csu-atmos

While piling into Dave Mocko's hail-dented auto, Keith Forman claimed he should rename the car 'the tornado mobile'. Matt then said "No, it should be the CAPE Crusader!"

09/14/92 Charlotte DeMott csu-atmos

While watching a baseball game at the Toronto Skydome, Charlotte felt impelled to snap a picture of the lighted message board reporting that severe thunderstorms had knocked out power in the city that day.

09/14/92 Chris Cornwall csu-atmos

Set his watch to beep the MOMENT fall arrived, which happened during lunch with friends. He then commented, while turning off the beep; "oh, it's fall everybody."

09/14/92 Meteorologist Booda den wx srvc

For the following bit of poetry in the 10/1/92 denver discussion:

FPUS3 KDEN 011529

LISTEN MY FRIENDS AND YOU SHALL HEAR ABOUT SKIES WHICH ARE BLUE AND CLEAR. THIS MRNG NARY A CLOUD COVERS THE SKY AND TEMPS ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB QT HI. OVER THE SRN MTNS A FEW CLDS MAY FORM BUT THEY WL NOT LEAD TO A THUNDERSTORM. WL MAX TEMPS BE THE HIEST IN HISTORY THAT IS TODAYS BIG UNSOLVED MYSTERY. WHILE WE HAVE TEMPERATURES AS WARM AS TOAST A BIG LOW SPINS AND WHIRLS NR THE PAC COAST. WHEN WL THE LOW ARRIVE IS A QUESTION I ASK WHILE UNDER THE BRIGHT SUN I SIT AND BASK. NOT TODAY OR TOMORROW THAT IS FOR SURE BUT PSBLY THE WEEKEND IF THE MDLS ARE PURE. MEANWHILE THE FORECAST COULD NOT BE ANY FINER SO ANY CHANGES I MAKE WILL BE QUITE MINOR. .CO...NONE BOODA

10/18/92 Jason Nachamkin csu-atmos

showed greg thompson a photocopied radar summary in which the only radar echo apparent on the photocopy was in the shape of a heart. he explained "i will give this to a valentine someday."

10/28/92 Mike Weissbluth & Eric Stevens csu-atmos

At Wesley's party, Mike was making margaritas. Near the "end of the mixing process", Mike opened the blender top and noted, "Must be done, the flow is nearly laminar." Eric then commented that "ice tracers" were still evident in the flow.

10/28/92 John Pasqua non-meteo-head

David Mocko asked his friend John back in New Jersey to tape a concert that was going to be aired over the radio. Because John was out for the night, he set his VCR to tape the audio on a videotape. When David received the tape in the mail, the concert was perfect on the audio, accompanied with 4 hours of just the visual from the Weather Channel.

11/02/92 Greb Stumpf nssl

noted that george bush won all the dryline states (north dakota to texas) in the presidential election.

11/02/92 Dr Roger Pielke csu-atmos

on the way to class during the heavy snowstorm this week, dr pielke noted to scott denning that it was the lowest pressure he'd ever seen in fort collins. scott wondered how he knew this until roger rolled up his sleeve to reveal a barometer on his watch.

11/20/92 Greg Stumpf nssl

While most of us hang dramatic weather photography, posters of atmospheric interest, phone lists, and calendars in our offices, Greg Stumpf actually has a large section of twisted and mangled sheetmetal in his office which he has labled "chunky debris". The truly artistic deco was procured following a severe storm event in Norman.

11/20/92 Dave Keller nssl

Nicknamed the bunny that has a nest in the NSSL front lawn, "NEXRAB". Also, he video time-lapsed the bunny's daily routine in preparation for storm time- lapsing in the spring.

11/20/92 Bill Gallus csu-atmos

ian wittmeyer sent bill mail about some strange AMA obs containing an unknown current precipitation identifier (P-). ian surmised it was either a typo for IP- (light ice pellets) or a new precip identifier he hadn't heard of. he also mentioned to bill that if it stood for "pellets" then that would be rather ambiguous, so he suggested that P- could stand for any of the following: ice pellets, uranium pellets, rabbit pellets, etc. bill replied by sening ian some theoretical observations given that rabbit pellets were indeed falling from the sky:

FCL 1/2 P+ TRD ALQDS, STNCH W WFTNG E.

FCL 1/8 P+U TURD 3/4

12/11/92 Dr Dave Randall csu-atmos

Made the analogy-with illustrated transparencies-that clouds are like sheep and CAPE is like grass, such that the sheep eat the grass as fast as it grows.

12/11/92 Kelley Wittmeyer csu-atmos

Designed a screen-saver for her NEXT machine that causes an image of a roving supercell including a rotating funnel and dust cloud that moves across the screen.