Just some food for thought (not flashing a stormchaser police badge or anything).....
A long time ago, I used to get a little irked when locals would come up to me and ask about what the storm was doing or if prior to initiation what was expected that day. It's easy to get a little worn out from answering the same question a 1000 times over.
Then I started thinking that these folks chose me
to get information that likely would impact their lives...particularly deadly weather. It is a pretty good bet that they aren't watching the latest SPC mesoscale discussions....watching that outflow boundary on radar...a rotation couplet...VILs...spotter reports on a storm 10 miles away and approaching...etc etc.
Their homes and lives are in the middle of our "playground" so to speak. To think that they had enough will to walk up to a total stranger and inquire about severe weather potentially impacting them or their livelihood (like farmers) makes me feel honored and humbled. I always make it a point to provide as much information as I can as the situation allows...even if it is "I don't really know".
After all, being nice to that stranger might pay off later if they are the one pulling me out of a ditch with their tractor or truck.
Now, as I say all of that, it IS frustrating what they sometimes do AFTER you tell them that the storm ahead is potentially tornadic and chunking out pieces of ice as large as softballs (as the sky is all blueish, greenish, purplish like the bowels of hell).....and they drive right into it. I sometimes call that the "moth-to-a-flame effect". LOL!