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WxMatt21

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KFWA
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    Fort Wayne, IN

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  1. WxMatt21

    Spring/Summer 2019 Complaint/Banter Thread

    I grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula, just west of Seattle. All 18 years of my child/early adulthood! It rarely rains in the summer. We would get the occasional onshore flow bringing us clouds off the Pacific, and maybe a bit of drizzle, but there is sunshine galore from about May-October. Not only does Fort Wayne (where I live now) get more annual rain than Seattle, it is far cloudier. Fall in Indiana, however, has proven to be the most reliable and pleasant of seasons. Lots of sun, stunning color, and an occasional severe threat to keep things interesting.
  2. WxMatt21

    2019 Short/Medium Range Severe Weather Thread

    I personally don't understand the point of putting out a risk map more than three days out. This is, what, the third or fourth time something like this has happened? In any event, with a somewhat cool and dry pattern shaping up for much of the subforum, it may be a while before a more substantial threat emerges!
  3. WxMatt21

    Spring/Summer 2019 Complaint/Banter Thread

    Is this the same person that threatened to scream at every person in the state of Illinois because it didn't snow enough this past winter? Either way, I am impressed by the sheer dedication to hyperbole and drama in this thread!
  4. Easily one of the top 5 weenie meltdowns of all time. I mean, I love winter and snow, but DAMN
  5. WxMatt21

    October 2018 General Discussion

    Yup. Actually included flakes in my 7 day Sat night/Sun AM because the signal has been there for a while. Wouldn't be surprised to see flakes well inland at times!
  6. WxMatt21

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    "Cold shots" "Cold & Mild Periods" I actually let out an audible chuckle!
  7. WxMatt21

    October 2018 General Discussion

    Hey, I'll take this versus an all-out North American blowtorch. We need that cold air to continue pooling up to our north so that when it matters, it can spill east.
  8. WxMatt21

    September 2018 General Discussion

    What once looked like a decently chilly start to October now looks like a continuation of late summer with highs back to near, or above, 80º across much of the Lower Lakes next week.
  9. WxMatt21

    September 2018 General Discussion

    Well this is certainly a different look to October than what was shown at the beginning of the month!
  10. You can tell how desperate we are for active weather when we're sharing historical and forecast data suggesting snow in September!
  11. WxMatt21

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    Well, I do discuss teleconnections and give them my best educated guess, and management likes us to put together a forecast, but I'm also very transparent about taking long range forecasts with a grain of salt. Trends are easier to nail than specifics, and that's what we try to do. Then you have those viewers who cling to their farmer's almanacs and will let us know if we say anything contrary to that haha!
  12. WxMatt21

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    When I was younger I would get soooo excited for this time of year because it meant winter forecast speculation season! The older I get, however, the more I just tend to look at trends with some amusement and then sit back and watch whatever happens. Amazing how the stress levels go down. Nothing I can do to change the outcome anyway
  13. WxMatt21

    2018 Short to Medium Range Severe Thread

    Correct, no tornado OR severe warning at the time. In IWX's defense, I was live on FB at the time and had velocity up and winds could not have been more than 30 mph from my estimation. Just nothing spectacular about the radar signatures at all. This tornado report shocked me, tbh
  14. WxMatt21

    2018 Short to Medium Range Severe Thread

    The photos they shared on their FB page (Whitley co EMA) is at odds with their report, however. Just lots and lots of scud. Had many photos/videos sent in to the newsroom, too. Again, scud for days. At least there was something visual with the Whitley tor warning today. The Steuben one just simply didn't produce anything interesting. Not even a cool cloud formation!
  15. Amazingly quiet spring and summer to date in Fort Wayne. In fact, one of the quietest in Northern Indiana in 8 years at least. Looking at the long range, that trend looks to continue.
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