1/18/94 William Gray csu-atmos
Upon arriving in Mexico for a conference, Professor Gray remarked as he walked
off the airplane: "Wow! I can tell that I'm not being
pushed to the right as much down here!"
1/18/94 Matt Savoie, Dave Mocko, Eric Stevens csu-atmos
Savoie and Eric sent a Federal Express letter with a Fedex return to the
Weather Channel requesting an autographed photo of Jeanetta Jones for Dave's
suprise birthday gift. The result is an 8x10 press photo of Jeanetta and
in her writing, "Happy birthday, David. Good luck with the 'chase' season.
Jeanetta Jones". Matt appropriately put it in a flashy green and black marble
type frame. it's in dave's office if you want to marvel.
3/25/94 Jason Nachamkin csu-atmos
Chased a dust devil on his bicycle while vacationing
in Canyonlands National Park.
3/25/94 Zach Eitzen csu-atmos
In his best "Coffee Talk" voice from Saturday Night Live: "The general
circulation is neither general nor a circulation. Discuss."
4/15/94 Charlotte DeMott csu-atmos
was reviewing a letter she wrote for a NASA proposal and discovered that she
had written "convectional wisdom" instead of "conventional wisdom"...
4/29/94 John Waters film director
During an interview on MTV music news, he was giving a tour of his house, and
in one segment he stopped in front of a bookshelf: "...and over here is a small
section of severe weather disasters which I love to read about. And there's
groups of people - it's almost like porno - that collect tapes of JUST
TORNADOES. There's such a thing as WEATHER PORN - and I'm big on that."
5/6/94 Ian Baker, Ian Wittmeyer, Mark Branson, Kelley Wittmeyer, Chris Landsea, Darren Jackson csu-atmos
came up with a new way of giving the atmos phd qualifier: Qualifier Jeopardy!
faculty would be seated as the audience and the students taking the 'exam'
would be standing on the stage, hands on their buzzers. "i'll take dynamics
for 400, alex." "and that's a daily double!" (faculty clap, long drawn out
equation pops up on a view screen) "what is the thermal wind equation?" "that
is correct!" (much clapping) "ok, i'll take planetary boundary layer for
5/27/94 steve hodanish nws-mlb
On a recent trip to Colorado, Steve was appalled to discover that the Denver
Nugget's home playoff games were being shown on pay-per-view in the Denver
area. He came up with this analogy: "That's like having a high risk day when
the weather channel is blacked out!"
7/1/94 Mark Branson csu-atmos
when iwitt mentioned that a colleague appeared to be more cheerful today, mark
replied that the person had apparently experienced a "mood fropa".
7/8/94 Matt Savoie csu-atmos
While watching "Jeopardy" on TV, the answer read "In singing, it's one step
below a mezzo-soprano". Matt's question was: "What is a micro-soprano?"
7/8/94 Zach Eitzen csu-atmos
Wondered aloud if Amtrak was concerned with detrainment.
7/8/94 David Mocko csu-atmos
Related the Cotton group power structure to storm evolution. Because the Cotton
group is continuing to bring in new students while the ones who have been around
a while are still working for Cotton. David said that this resembles a
thunderstorm with plenty of low-level inflow, but without any difluence
8/12/94 Gary Larson cartoonist
Far Side : guy fishing in a boat looks back up
over his shoulder to view the sky. the clouds
are shaped in words that read, "Hey! What are
you lookin' at? You want trouble, buddy, you
caption :, "Understanding only German, Fritz was
unaware that the clouds were becoming threatening."
8/19/94 Marcia Politovich ncar-rap
email she sent to bernstein:
"CAG SP 1908 AMOS 100/131/MM00000000000000000000000000000000=
Like, a cow knocked over their awos station?"
9/9/94 Ligia Bernardet csu-amtos
Office mate David Mocko asked the rest of the office if they had seen a
particular episode of the TV show "Seinfeld". Ligia
responded "You mean the guy who wrote our Atmospheric Chemistry book?"
9/9/94 Louie Grasso csu-amtos
Said that a hair-brush acts as an "inverse curl operator."
10/31/94 Sean Wittmeyer witt's son
ian witt was showing sean a globe and had sean point out the united states.
then sean looked at south america and said, "This looks like a tornado!".
11/5/94 Eric Nelkin & friends
A post regarding the KSU/NEB a few weeks ago, sent in
by Paul Janish of NSSL:
Meteorology and football, huh Chris?
Fowler: Of course, the big game this week is Kansas
St/Nebraska. Guys, how do you see this game?
Corso: Chris, I was just checking the NGM MOS, and
I'm telling you, it's going to rain cats and dogs,
which has to favor Nebraska.
James: Lee, you're forgetting the winds. I say
whichever team has the wind at its back in the 2nd
half will win this football game.
Fowler: Now let's get another opinion, from Norm
Norm: Chris, my sources tell me that the ETA model
is giving positive vorticity advection at 500 mb, and
I also hear that lifted indices will be in the -4 to
-8 range! Do you realize that the last 14 times a game
in the Great Plains was played under conditional
instability with isallobaric warming and quasi-
geostrophic vorticity advection, in the right rear
quadrant of a jet streak, that the home team has won
by an average of 17 points??? I say, GIVE THE POINTS!!!
11/5/94 Jason Nachamkin csu-atmos
At Thompson's Halloween party came dressed as
a tornado, complete with lightning, multiple
vortices, and debris including trees, road signs,
and dust. Jason insisted that everything was
"to scale". But where was the John Deere, Jason?
11/5/94 Scot Randel & Bill Cotton csu-atmos
Halloween: Scot walked into Brenda's office and
saw her dressed up as a devil. So he says "I
was going to dress up like an extra tropical
cyclone but..." and Bill comes out of his office
and adds "But you didn't want to make waves,
12/10/94 Jeff & Kathy Copeland csu-atmos
Hung on their wall at home is a beautiful, hand-made,
needlepoint hurricane plotting map. Should be really
useful up above Horsetooth. :)
12/10/94 Jason Nachamkin csu-atmos
mocko and jason were watching the movie
"The Andromeda Strain" and it flashes a date
at the bottom when the movie begins. It says
April 5, 1971. Jason says "Wait, that's the day of
the Xenia, OH tornado!!" Then he quickly corrects
himself and says that it was really in '74.