I have found what you were looking for. The web address is http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=onlinespottertrainingHey all, awhile back someone posted a set of slide shows with narration. The web address for one is http://www.srh.noaa.gov/media/oun/spottertraining/stormtype/player.html, however I cannot get to the others, there were Five shows in all I think. If anyone has access to these please post again....Thanks so much!!!!
You're right ... this is a great forum. I'll try to answer any sounding related questions ... and any accordion playing questions (inbetween severe weather events of course).Hey, John, great to see you're here! You'll be an asset. This is a great forum, and I hope you enjoy it.
I noticed a few weeks ago that RAOB can ingest the raw text from the point-and-click forecast soundings on the COD site. I was pleasantly surprised considering I didn't see it on your list.
Ah...that explains it. By the way, it also works for the point forecast soundings from the GFS, NAM, etc too. Just click a point anywhere on the map and it'll pull up the sounding. Then you can click the Raw Sounding Text link underneath the skew-t. It's pretty similar to how TwisterData works.Brian. I did not know that. I'm glad you told me ... and I have already updated the my sources page (http://raob.com/data_sources.php). After I loaded one of COD's sounding files, I went to the "Properties" option (under the File Menu) and saw that COD is encoding their sounding data in the standard and very popular PAOS format. PAOS = Program in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, which is located at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Here you go: Tornado Forecasting Workshop SeriesWhen I prepared to start chasing on my own in the late ‘90s, one of the resources I used was Tim Marshall’s Tornado Forecasting Workbook. It contained a number of historical weather maps to practice forecasting the day’s events. Is anyone aware of a similar, updated resource that exists today, perhaps online? Direct practice like this, with feedback in the form of the “answer” being what actually happened that day, is the best way to hone analysis and forecasting skills. The SPC site has the past events page with all of the maps available for each day, but that contains only the most significant events so the problem is potential recognition of the date and existing knowledge of what happened. In addition, I believe Tim Marshall’s book also included some “null” problem sets, where nothing actually happened that day.
BTW, I happened upon this old thread while looking for someplace to post this. In browsing the thread, I noticed that Rich Thompson’s tornado forecasting video series is not listed on here. I don’t have the link at the moment, but wanted to at least mention it. Perhaps someone else can post the link.