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Mr. T

Got some crazy weather questions for the T? Ask them here. And keep away from my van, fool!
 
Can you explain what exactly a vortex is and what holds it together for us? The cause and effect cycle of tornadogenisis. Thanks. ;)

Mike
 
Originally posted by Mike Hollingshead
Can you explain what exactly a vortex is and what holds it together for us? The cause and effect cycle of tornadogenisis. Thanks. ;)

Mike

T seems to be stumped already ... "It is well known that the cyclostrophic balance of a vortex is upset in the boundary layer's inner or surface layer because friction reduces the tangential wind and centrifugal force to zero at the ground but the inward radial pressure-gradient force does not vanish there. Strong inflow within the surface layer, driven by the unbalanced inward pressure-gradient force, transports fluid parcels closer to the axis than would have otherwise been possible without friction." Tornadogenesis with and without a dynamic pipe effect by R. JEFFREY TRAPP and ROBERT DAVIES-JONES, National Severe Storms Laboratory, NOAA.


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How about a question that is beyond all of our grasp ... where are all the girls when we chase?
 
lol - I know - I have no idea what it means, but just thought it looked like it was written by someone who knows something. :)

Help us out Mr. T - what happened?
 
Contrails....

Contrails....

according to a few viewers... it's really government chemical spraying, right?

It's probably this fool, eh?!
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Ohhh... Coronel Decker burns me up too!

Thanks "T",

I knew you and the team would know!
 
Mr. T, what do you have against airplanes and why did you let the A-Team guys always knock you out before a flight?

Also, can you name some benefits of the pressure coordinate system used in weather models?
 
Does he mean vertical pressure coordinates, if you use terrain in the models, sigma is used instead of pressure, how many levels are used in the models, the horizontal resolutions of the models, and what models.

Vertical Coordinate Systems:
Eta Coordinate System
Hybrid Coordinate System
Non-Hydrostatic Sigma Coordinate System
Sigma Coordinate System
Theta (isentropic) Coordinate System

Models are usually grid or spectral, and global, regional and mesoscale models for what area they cover.

Last I knew, They keep model tinkling, so I assuming this data might be outdate also. So the vertical levels or layers may be different than what is listed.

Vertical Resolution:
ECMWF has 31 vertical layers
ETA has 60 vertical layers
GEM has 58 vertical layers
GFS has 64 vertical layers
NGM has 16 vertical layers
NOGAPS has 24 vertical layers
RUC-2 has 50 vertical layers

Drats forgot to add the MM5, RAMS, UKMET, WRF, we add it later.

Mike
 
Lissen here fools, I ain't got no time for the Jibba Jabba on A-Team.... you all keep this on weather. I don't want to be hearing nothin but your pea brain rollin' around in your head now.

With pressure coordinate systems, we get easy equations because everything's pretty much horizontal. And you run into problems near mountains. You use old gridpoint models near the Rockies and you gonna buy more trouble than you bargained for!

With sigma coordinate systems, the crazy surfaces follow the ground, the mountains and everything, and flatten out as you get higher, and the coordinates are packed close to the darn ground so you get good representation of important weather near the ground. But the equations are tough, and the source code looks like cream cheese. Cream cheese, Jack, you understand?!!

And also we have isentropic (theta) coordinate systems that follow the danged potential temperature surfaces, and they're high above cold air and low above warm air. But they do bad whenever the atmosphere is non-adiabatic. This pitiful coordinate system couldn't take on a bit of precip singlehandedly! And what if there's lots of crazy heating in the boundary layer? Dang old fool.

Then we have hybrid models which combine some of each. But I'm gonna stop here. You all be overusing models, one of these days I'm gonna pound you all into the ground. Are we gonna get down with our own bad selves or what?!?
 
I been hearing some things here about chasers blocking emergency vehicles or some jibba jabba. If I see anyone doing that, well, prepare to meet the T's fist! And I'm hearing about Tornado Attack gettin' into the funnel. WHAT?! Get us all killed, I don't know.

And as for that vortex question, dang it that's fluid dynamics. Hey pea brain, what do I look like, Stephen Hawking? Ask Bob Davies-Jones... that guy's crazier than Murdock.

Where do I live? What kinda darn question is that? No way, you crazy fool. I may be wanted by the government but I mind my own business. Take a cue from the T.

Now don't stay up late, and eat all your greens. Remember I love you. I'll see you soon. And DON'T TOUCH MY VAN!

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I guess my question would be....

Do you worry about a massive coronal discharge when chasing with all that metal around your neck?

(BTW, loved your cereal)

Regards,

Mike
 
Originally posted by mikedeason
Do you worry about a massive coronal discharge when chasing with all that metal around your neck?

Two words, sucka: Faraday cage.

My gold is an idealized conductor, and that means it's gonna cause a charge displacement that cancels the field inside. Don't get any ideas of taking my gold for your own protection. You do that and when I get finished with you, you're gonna be really big on pain. That's right Jack, you understand?!
 
Mr. T Can Forecast But His Ride Is A POS

Two words, sucka: Faraday cage.

My gold is an idealized conductor,


Yo Holmes, you need to stop front'n in that busted up old hoop'd, try'n to look like some old school wanna be chaser from 20 years ago in that P.O.S. ride.

Shizzel, dat'ol P.O.S. you b front'n in only has 14" Rims!!!

You gots to cash'n some of those fat nuggets on dat chicken neck for a new T Ride like this hommie...

2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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Some Custom Mr T Style Paint

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Some Serious Rims

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And A Place For The Little T's To Watch Old Reruns Of The A-Team While Drinking Their Milk While Waiting For The Cap To Bust...

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Its A T-Hellava Deal, Even Comes With In Updated Crazy White Boy To Replace Murdock To Cook For You G...

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So stop front'n and get you bad mofo self down to see da man for some crazy updated wheels. Hella, I think they can even take you P.O.S. Van and donated it to the Twister Museum since its so dated now like the movie Twister, nobody will know the dif...

Much Love To Ya Bro But You Need A New Ride!!!

Peace, Audi 5G

Gas To Burn, Debris To Fly, The Next Mr. T Storm Chase Is Just Around The Skew T Chart...
 
Dear Mr. T,

Settle a bet for me, if you don't mind: Are Skew-T diagrams really named after you?
 
You got that right, crazy man. You got a problem with that? Back in the 60s I was at U of Chicago under Ted Fujita, and he was telling me this and that about tephigrams, and I said, "Shut up fool! How's I supposed to READ the diagram in an unstable air mass when the dry adiabats are sloped over all crazy like. The danged sounding is so leaned over that it's like a pea brain fool all falling over from drugs or something!" I showed him the virtues of the T Diagram and it's all caught on now.

And as for Doug's ride? I don't think so, suckah. Man, grilling on the van? Anyone try that, I put my foot through their face. I ain't got time for no crazy stuff like that. You hear?
 
Hey, T Im a big fan of yours, watched you when I wuz a kid. Glad to hear of your wx smarts. When forcasting, Do you think it's betta to be thermodynamicaly or dynamicaly bias.
 
Another couple of questions T (if I may respectfully call you that.):

I've often heard that after completing your graduate work with Dr. Fujita, you began working with Vernon Dvorak on the now well known scheme to classify the strength of tropical cyclones by satellite analysis. The rumor is, however, you and Dvorak did not see eye-to-eye on what the name of the scale of intensity should be. Even today, there's confusion about whether we should call it the "CI" number or the "T" number. Could you please elaborate a bit on this interesting bit of meteorological history. Also, do you feel a bit disgruntled that you never received the credit due to you for giving us the "T" number?

Regards,

Mike
 
Mr. T,

I have searched high and low on the internet and even have a meteorology degree but I do not understand what the "altimeter setting" is. I have a feeling I am not alone as most definitions are: "the number to which you altimeter is set."

The NWS description is just as horrible:
That pressure value to which an aircraft altimeter scale is set so that it will indicate the altitude above mean sea-level of an aircraft on the ground at the location for which the value was determined.

Please help!
 
Way Cool

This is just way too cool!!
Mr. T, will you please tell Murdock that I have absolutely been in love
with him ever since I saw him walking down the isle in a bridal gown???

With all the thunderstorms we receive in NC, why do we never seem to have tornadoes that will reach a stage higher than F3?
 
Aircraft Flying Too Low!!

Hello,

I may have an answer for this:

I have searched high and low on the internet and even have a meteorology degree but I do not understand what the "altimeter setting" is. I have a feeling I am not alone as most definitions are: "the number to which you altimeter is set."

The NWS description is just as horrible:
Quote:
That pressure value to which an aircraft altimeter scale is set so that it will indicate the altitude above mean sea-level of an aircraft on the ground at the location for which the value was determined.

Part of the check-off procedure before you start flying an aircraft is to set the airplane's altimeter to zero while the plane is on the ground. Failure to do so will result in flying too low! :shock: A mis-set altimeter may be reading 200 feet when you are actually 20 feet off the ground. Yikes!!

Also when you fly your aircraft to a different airport that is higher/lower in altitude, you will be informed by the traffic controller or by maps what the airport's altitude is. Also changes in barometer pressure can result in off readings too. Some airports have automated weather messages that tell you what the current barometer pressure reading is so you can make the proper adjustment while flying.

Happy Flying! No I don't have a pilot's license. But I did sleep at at Holiday Inn Express last night. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
I luv Mr. T!!!

I have two questions: Do you own the Mr. T's Travel Plaza in Tucson... :p

and

What happened to the T-Nator Web site!! (The one that allows you to T-Nate someone's Web site (a copy of course), making it a shrine to Mr. T.)

Mr. T....you are the bomb-diddley.
 
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