A phone call only a stormchaser would receive? No one gets phone calls like this...do they? ....listen here. Confessions
embarassed myself tonight. We had a stormspotter class and Jerry asks
what size hail does it have to be for a storm to be considered severe.
For some strange reason I blurt out pea size. I wanted to get up
and run out of the room. I dont know what happened. I
think its because I had to work 13 hours yesterday and 12 hours today. -A Famous Anonymous Spotter in Maury County, TN
Maybe you were
pulled over by the cops during a stormchase, or maybe you ran into
someone's mailbox while on a chase. Confessions are good for the
soul! If you have a weather related confession, send it in!
We can keep it anonymous! Conversations Taken from NashvilleWX.com's Discussion Board If anyone knows who wrote these comments, ask them to contact me. I would love to have more of their comments....Brian
These were posted in response to some people who were apparently upset because it did not snow at their house:
(Posted by: SistaSmiff at February 11, 2006 04:59 PM)
I don't remember that Justin, Lisa, Davis, Ron Howes, Lisa Spencer, Charlie
Neese or Nancy Van Kamp's names having "God" in them anywhere. (I hope it's
legal to mention weather people from those OTHER stations on this website) They
all have the very best prediction equipment available and I think all but one of
them have meteorology degrees. That said, and this may be a shock to some of
you, but, they don't have control over what the weather does. Now let that fall
on you for a second....now tawk amongst yaselves....here's a topic...Justin
Bruce never calmed the wawtas or made wawta into wine....discuss.
(Posted by: Tracy R at February 11, 2006 10:21 AM)
The psychologists call it "Snow Prediction Failure/Inner Child Tantrum"
This is when adults, who have unresolved childhood issues, seek the glory and
affirmation of joy through a significant snow event, thus propelling their self
into the euphoria they had when they were 8 and it snowed; these feelings are
heightened due to re-experiencing the happiness they felt as a child, a feeling
they obviously sought, due to conditions they were powerless over which made
them unhappy. These gleeful child snow events were thought to hold the answer to
their unhappiness, yet the feelings returned when the snow melted.
These adults see snow forecasted and go into a readied state of happiness,
subconciously participating a solution to unresolved childhood strife (past
adult snow events lead to a memory loss of the event ending(ie snow melting) and
to only the happiness felt during the actual snow event).
When the "promises" of weather forecasters turn out to be false, these adults
suffering from SPF-ICT lash out at these "promise keepers" in child like ways.
Researchers believe the weather forecasters represent the ones who made the
adult's childhood miserable (parent, teacher, brother, etc...).
These feelings usually subside and memories of such feelings are usually
minimal, leading these adults to once again trust the weather forecasters the
next time the big one is coming.
(This report is open for citing and re-publication as you see fit).
New Winter Motorsport Invented
do you have to be to create this sport? In February 2004, there
heavy snowfall just south of Nashville. I decided to drive to
Hill, TN to take pictures. Everything was going great when I
the snowfall area. I stopped on Saturn Parkway, being careful to
park on the upside of the sloped part of the road, so that I would have
no trouble with the slippery conditions when accelerating. I
onto an overpass to get a good view and I put the car in park.
snow on the bridge was at least 6 inches deep. I saw a car
in my rear view mirror, so I decided to pull out of the way, but when I
hit the gas, the rear end of the car started sliding. I thought,
"Crap, there is ice on the bridge!" When I got off of the bridge,
the car continued to fish-tail. I thought then that the deep snow
had wedged up between the fender and the tire causing my tires to lock
up. I thought, "if I get back on Saturn Parkway and speed up, the
snow will break loose and the tires will begin spinning."
cars are beginning to line up behind me. The speed I gained
to do nothing to free the back wheels. When I slowed down, the
was harder to control. In fact, the car was extremely hard to
At a couple of times, the car was nearly perpendicular to the road with
the front wheels pointing straight ahead (car was sideways). It
took all of my energy and efforts to simply keep the car on the
I finally reached I-65 where the road was salted with no snow, and I
"this will break it loose." When I hit the salted concrete, I
the rear wheels go "SSSSSHHHKKKSKSK!" I immediately pulled the
over and went to put on the parking brake, but the parking brake was
on! Someone pulled up beside me and yelled, "take your parking
off!" I said, "Thanks!" I had driven for almost a mile in
snow with my parking brake on and I cannot accurately describe in words
how difficult it was to control the car. There was no damage done
to the car, because the tires were sliding on snow. So, I call
new sport Snow Brake Cruising. The goal is to keep the car
the ditches. This sport will only work with front-wheel drive.
Nashville Tornado Warning!!!!
Beeeeeeeeeeep!!!!!!!!! Ya'll...a tornader is
comin'. Go get in ya bathtubs. Stay away from the winders...it
will really ruffle ya feathers. If ya hear a train it might be comin'
your way. Tornaders can level barns and make cows fly....don't wait
to hear the train whistle...take cover now.
Top 10 Ways to know you are StormCrazy by B.Waldrop
You pay Comcast $37 a month just to get The Weather Channel.
Your favorite part of washing dishes is seeing the vortex
when you let out the water.
You try to determine whether your toilet is cyclonic or
You are the only one at work hoping to see a tornado that
When high pressure moves in and when the dewpoint is 20
degrees, you get excited when lightning arcs off from the handle of your
Your favorite radio station falls between 162.400-162.550
You regularly check the Storm Prediction Center Convective
Outlooks...even when the last local 7-day forecast called for good weather.
When a storm approaches and when a pretty blonde approaches,
you are more interested in the storm....are you still single too?
Two hours before a squall line arrives, you already have
no appetite due to anticipation of excitement.
Your favorite computer game is Doppler Radar.
*NOAA Weather Radio Frequencies.
New Medical Study.....
Do Tornado Warnings cause nausea?
May 5, 1999 a storm complex moved through while I was
at my favorite hangout....Chili's of Cool Springs. My NOAA weather
radio aired several tornado warnings for parts of our area. Meridith,
my favorite waitress at the time heard the warnings and said she felt like
throwing up. I laughed at her because she was over reacting.
I asked her, "Do you think I would be sitting here if a tornado is coming
our way"? She responded, it does not matter...just hearing the word
tornado makes me want to throw up. Meridith has now moved to Seattle,
WA....now all she has to worry about are earthquakes and Mt. Rainier becoming
Another friend by the name of Tina (from Huntsville, AL)
says tornadoes tear her up. I have been afraid to ask exactly what
Conclusion: Tornado warnings must cause stomach problems.
Remedy: Before the skies turn green and black,
purchase some of that pink stuff.