1993

01/08/93 Griffie Zippy comic strip

"The snow calls to me in a soft, crystalline voice... Let's face facts...I'm a snowhound! ...I could start a snow collection... I could take pictures of my favorite drifts... I could scoop little samples from each new storm... Maybe there's a club I could join..."

01/08/93 Ilana Stern rap-ncar

in response to a post to sci.geo.meteorology by jeff parke: A friend from Africa said there were no tornadoes there. Is North America the only continent where tornadoes ocurr? If so, why? response:

Yes, this is true. The reason for this is that cyclonic vorticity in the Northern Hemisphere is in the counterclockwise sense. Because traffic drives on the right side of the road in North America, automobiles on interstates and such generate cyclonic vorticity from the shear as they pass traffic going in the in the opposite direction:

So as you can see, highways act as cyclonic vorticity generators, which tend to spawn tornadoes, especially in flat states such as Kansas and Oklahoma where the highways are in straight lines. In Africa, on the other hand, the traffic- generated shear is opposite to the sense of cyclonic vorticity, so no tornadoes are generated. Of course, they drive on the left in Australia, which is in the southern hemisphere, but fortunately there's not much traffic there; if the population increases dramatically there, I predict that tornadoes will begin to occur there too. Finally, let us not overlook the importance of trailer parks, which serve as "tornadic magnets." There are far more trailer parks in the US than anywhere else, and these trailer parks are crucial to the formation of tornadoes, as observational evidence indicates that tornadoes nearly always occur in their vicinity.

01/15/93 Ilana Stern rap-ncar

In response to a post in sci.geo.meteorology about fish raining from the sky in Dallas, ilana replied: "What is the Net coming to? 'Raining fish,' indeed!

01/22/93 Ian Wittmeyer csu-atmos

Repeatedly, earnestly, and quite by accident, calls his new 24mm lense his 24mb lense!

02/30/93 Dr Dick Johnson csu-atmos

While riding home from work in Townsville, Queensland, Austrailia, he remarked spontaneously on "that car's license plate is the identifier for Newport Oregon".

03/22/93 Ian Wittmeyer csu-atmos

Enthusiastically lead a discussion of possible severe weather personal license plate names ALL THE WAY from denver to fort collins. "INFLOW", "DRYLINE", "LTGCG", "PILEUS", "CHINOOK", "CONTLTG" etc etc etc. The other car passengers were not allowed to fall asleep.

03/22/93 Writers of Saturday Night Live

For the following skit, during the news: Kevin Nealon, reporter: [This storm's] been a big story out here on the East Coast, so now let's go directly into the storm itself.

Chris Farley appears, looking like the Snow Miser, playing The Storm.

K: First of all, congratulations on being named "Storm of the Century."

C: Thank you, Kevin. I'm honored and gratified to be recognized so soon. A lot of times it can be days or weeks before people knew what hit them. But I didn't do it all alone, that's for sure. I have to thank El Nino, the split jet-stream, and the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Phillipines. [pauses to blow]

K: Of course, you started with the lowest pressure cell of its kind in recorded history.

C: Well, that's right, and I think that's the key.

K: So, if there are any young storms wondering how to get started out there, you'd recommend a real low pressure cell.

C: That's right-if you want really high winds. [blows]

K: Well, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Real quick, can you tell us anything about global warming, does it affect you?

C: I LOVE IT! [blows] Now don't try travelling anywhere tonight, Kevin.

K: Ok, I hear you. The "Storm of the Century."

03/22/93 KELLOGG'S CINNAMON MINI BUNS

"A cyclone of cinnamon in every Mini Bun!" (Nice cinnamon tornado pictured on front of box.)

03/26/93 Andrew Stossmeister (age 4)

at the end of 'the little mermaid' when king triton waves his arm and a rainbow appears, andrew noted that the rainbow was upside down. keep this child away from steve hodanish and greg stumpf.

05/07/93 Tommy Jensen csu-atmos

noted that the 'county cork' soccer team had jerseys with a grid pattern on them, and suggested that his team, the bora (yes, a bunch of atmos folk), should have jerseys with 'nested grids'.

05/07/93 Steve Smith csu-cira

while driving through kansas during a recent storm, he attached a rain gauge to his car and appropriately noted that it was a 'lagrangian rain gauge'.

05/18/93 Janelle Cordell ou-atmos

One day after an active severe weather event, Janelle was on the phone talking to her father and doodling on a scratch pad. After she hung up the phone, it was discovered that the doodling was in fact bulging dryline (which actually was the focus of convection earlier in the day).

06/01/93 Don Dazlich csu-atmos

don had a dream. he dreamt he had some money. but instead of seeing the presidents on the bills, the faces were local tv weathermen! mike nelson (channel 9) was on the $5! (don needs to escape to the tranquil beauty of the black hills)

06/07/93 Ben Bernstein rap-ncar

email received from ben: "Hey, this'll make ya feel better, I'm planning a party for next weekend, I think. It's a 'Farewell to the LFM Party', cuz the LFM is retiring on June 8."

07/16/93 Larry Carey csu-atmos

***rutledge student gets stoned*** see below.

WWUS30 KDEN 151718

STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO 1118 AM MDT JUL 15 1993 DELAYED STORM REPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 14 1993

AROUND 700 PM LARIMER/FORT COLLINS CSU MAIN CAMPUS

STUDENT RECIEVED MINOR HEAD INJURIES FROM HAIL WHILE PHOTOGRPHING WALL CLOUD.

07/23/93 David Mocko csu-atmos

While attempting to make the drink called the "Hurricane" at the final exam of a bartending course at Washington's, David was told by the instructor that the bar was out of one of the ingredients (Maui). David then said, "I'll just make this drink without Maui - and call it a Tropical Storm."

08/09/93 Brian Beitler csu-atmos

After Jason was telling Brian about a former CSU student who used to organize a line of people so each could shout out when fronts would come thru the area, Brian said, "Well, I guess that means Hands Across America could have been used as one big mesonet."

08/16/93 Hannah Wittmeyer witt 3yr old

being so engrained with weather nerdness, when she saw a camera flash, she shouted "Oooh, lightning!".

09/06/93 Kelley Wittmeyer csu-atmos

check out this nice poem she wrote:

"when the dew pts start a climbin, and the east wind is a flyin

when the surface temps are risin, and cb's are on horizon

when the thunder starts a boomin, and the hail begins acruin

the cows begin a runnin, cos tornado is a comin"

09/06/93 Ian Wittmeyer csu-atmos

kwitt commented that we really havent had much of a secondary max this year. ian casually replied that we havent had much of one the last three years. "the last good one was that nice august 3rd storm in 1988." i'm sorry, but anyone who can pop the full date of any old storm from memory is a weenie.

09/10/93 Brian Beitler csu-atmos

after joking with everyone on how hurricane emily could become a category "6, 7, or 8" storm, brian suggested that this storm would be so big it would deserve a last name. mocko promptly suggested it be named emily bronte. not missing a beat, brian said that the storm could then write "Wuthering Geopotential Heights".

09/10/93 Chris Landsea, John Knaff csu-atmos

dr gray's group got 2 new computers; one for landsea and one for knaff. chris suggested that listening to dr gray would give them ideas for names. then it came to them: UPMOIST DOWNDRY. they flipped a coin. john won and took UPMOIST and chris took DOWNDRY.

09/10/93 Ray Zehr csu-atmos

at a party, cara-lyn gave ray some grief saying she thought his bald spot is migrating across his head some more. his reply, "no way. my bald spot has reached a steady state solution."

10/15/93 Jack Beven NHC

(big Florida State U fan) nominated by friend, chris landsea for:

MIAMI TROPICAL DEPRESSION SPECIAL ADVISORY

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY REGIONAL WEATHER CENTER

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

5 PM EDT SUNDAY OCTOBER 10, 1993

THE MAJOR MIAMI HURRICANE LOCATED IN THE VICINITY OF TALLAHASSEE HAS BEEN SCALPED BY BELLIGERENTLY UNFAVORABLE TOMAHAWK UPPER LEVEL WINDS. IT IS THEREFORE DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION. THE DEPRESSION IS CURRENTLY MOVING SOUTHEAST TOWARD MIAMI AND IS FORECAST TO BECOME STATIONARY UPON ITS ARRIVAL IN THAT AREA. LITTLE MOTION IS EXPECTED UNTIL THE NEXT MIAMI ROAD TRIP. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO 10 MPH IN A FEW SOBS NEAR THE CENTER. THE DEPRESSION IS FORECAST TO EITHER DEEPEN INTO A SEASON-LONG BLUE FUNK, OR WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL WAVE-BYE-BYE-TO-THE-NATIONAL-CHAMPIONSHIP. MOST OF THE FUROR ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYSTEM HAS DISSIPATED. HOWEVER, RESIDUAL PARTYING CONTINUES TO BE REPORTED IN THE TALLAHASSEE AREA. POLL DROPS OF UP TO FIVE PLACES MAY OCCURR IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DEPRESSION. THIS WILL BE THE LAST ADVISORY ON THIS SYSTEM UNLESS REGENERATION TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENTION OCCURS. BEVEN

10/15/93 Zachary Eitzen csu-atmos

Not long after Bill Cotton was telling the Fleming story, he began talking about a derecho case across Iowa that wiped out a pig farm. Zach announced to the class that this should be known as a "squeal line".

10/15/93 David Mocko csu-atmos

David and the gang were looking to meet up with Brian Beitler in a darkened movie theater. Everyone was having no luck seeing him, so David just yelled "Tornadoes!", and a split- second later, Brian responded with a "Yo!". The gang sat down next to him in seconds.

11/2/93 Patrick Judge csu-atmos

Pat was sitting with his roommate, John Withrow, eating his usual dinnertime favorite of cold cereal and milk. Upon noticing that his cereal, whilst floating atop the milk tended to coagulate into groups, Pat exclaimed, "My Cocoa Puffs are exhibiting homogeneous nucleation!"

11/2/93 Roger Edwards nssfc

sent a baby announcement to nssl. first of all, boy was name David Andrew (roger used to work at the natl hurricane center). Second, the anouncment read as follows, "After over a day of labor, the baby rotated (cyclonically, of course) and was finally born. Both mother and kid are healthy. Dad's wondering whether its first crawl will go counterclockwise, or follow coriolis and veer rightward. It will probably remain rather uncoordinated (ageostrophic) for a while, though, as as our minds spin like a combined rankine vortex. Although parenting will be more turbulent than laminar, I think it will be fun. Mesocyclonically, Roger"

12/1/93 Zach Eitzen csu-atmos

For writing this top ten list:

Top Ten Ways to Tell if You're a Weather Weenie

1. You can easily pass time by watching snow fall.

2. You think that Jeanetta Jones is the ideal woman.

3. You know who Jeanetta Jones is.

4. When looking at your grandmother's eyes, you note the smilarity to cirrus clouds.

5. You'd rather catch a baseball-sized hailstone than a baseball at a Rockies game.

6. You refer to directions of rotation as "anticyclonic" or "cyclonic" instead of "clockwise" or "counterclockwise".

7. You've been rescued by the highway patrol after you got stuck trying to chase a blizzard.

8. You pick football games based on what the weather conditions will be.

9. You wear boxer shorts with The Weather Channel logo on them.

10. When taking a bath, you watch to see if the water going down the drain rotates according to the coriolis force.

12/10/93 Walt Peterson csu-atmos

After discussing with his wife how strange it was that charlotte have these weather-related dreams, he dreamed that there was a wind storm outside and that he worked out the the equations to show that his house was in geostrophic balance with the wind.