- Mar 1, 2004
Yeah, looks like the SAPD probably should have added "NWS" in there somewhere - but the end result is the same. Advisories are useless. Thankfully they'll be gone entirely in the next year or two...
Accuweather rep: "Man...why didn't we think of strapping an entire ASOS station (with mast) to a balloon and flying it?"In a recent Fox Weather online article about NWS Glasgow's upper air balloon encountering a supercell and going for a looping ride. we find this jewel:
"Data from the balloon's onboard anemometer showed a radical wind shift..."
Weather balloon goes for wild ride around thunderstorm after EF-2 tornado in MontanaA weather balloon launched from Glasgow, Montana, Monday evening was having an uneventful journey on its quest to measure atmospheric data… until the balloon ran into a line of thunderstorms that had just produced a tornado about an hour earlier.www.foxweather.com
When the rotation is connected to the gust front, it's considered a gustnado. That's what their meteorological agency said.Qatar tornadoes that occured back on November 2016
When the rotation is connected to the gust front, it's considered a gustnado. That's what their meteorological agency said.
Gustnado seen in Qatar (No, it’s not a tornado)Doha: Many residents are reporting a strange phenomenon, which looks a small tornado, in Al Khor. It is actually a gustnado (called Al Afoor in local...thepeninsulaqatar.com
This is the same one you posted above, where the Qatar Meteorological Agency apparently said they were gustnadoes, so not sure what else to say...This is one of those times when the news outlet is wrong
Snain is now kind of mainstream... It sounds cool to me... The wonderful Kingdom of Neologisms... Yes I know Jason, I'm playing devil's advocate...One of the worst/best terminologies I ever heard approximately 25years ago, and still sticks in my head today, was from a TV weather anchor out of Baltimore Maryland(WJZTV), where he called a mix of Snow and Rain, "SNAIN". (This was my "Titanic" moment -- "I'll never let go Jack" - - of that terrible, but hilarious description.)
Well, well, well... I guess you are absolutely right, Jason... but the devil is in the details: IMHO "snain" is OK but "snaining" is highly ridiculous! Oh... BTW... two days ago, it was snaining in my area...Pierre,
hah, that's ok, I believe I created the word Comfortability and its now in the Urban dictionary. Not everything has to be absolute, you play to your audience as well.
what do you want to bet, in a room filled with two groups, NWS Operational forecasters Vs. AMS certified (News casters) and someone said its "Snaining" outside.. I would guess that half of the room would Facepalm, while the other half would giggle and say, Oh I bet my ratings would go up when I started using colorful descriptions!! lol
Many in the media can be fooled by look-alikes... They'll generally use "possible tornado" until the NWS confirms to be safe. That's good.They literally called it as "possible tornado"
Possible use of the precautionary principle...And also, this is from the January 12th Selma, Alabama tornado. They literally called it as "possible tornado"
I hate it when news said that a funnel cloud was spotted when the video shows an obvious tornado on the groundYahoo! vs. funnels clouds...
Part 1: "The funnel cloud whips up dust." Check here!
Part 2: "An impressive funnel cloud . . . " Really! Enjoy here!