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  1. January 3-4 Storm Thread part II

    I take back the "light", nice and steady and there's already a coating of snow on the ground, including 15/501.
  2. January 3-4 Storm Thread part II

    I'm in Pittsboro and it just started here not too long ago. Small and light, but it's hitting the ground here.
  3. NC Piedmont/Triangle Snow Machine

    I would certainly enjoy reading everyone's input!! Saw NCSNOW (up in Burlington) briefly mention eastern Chatham County and it didn't look pretty. I know the BL and ground temps are going to limit accumulation regardless, but it would be nice to see an inch or few fall at least. Just glad it's not going down earlier in the day, I have to drive to the VA office in Winston-Salem tomorrow afternoon. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  4. NC Piedmont/Triangle Snow Machine

    Also, really looking forward to the next few weeks here in NC, looks like it's going to be interesting, tracking wise, to say the least! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  5. NC Piedmont/Triangle Snow Machine

    I'm a long time lurker, rare commenter here, but having lived around Raleigh most of my adult life (in Pittsboro for now getting ready to start school in hopes of becoming a meteorologist) this image below pretty much sums up, to me, how crazy the idea of microclimates is to me. I was in West Raleigh the year this happened, and tracking this past January's storm turned into a huge disappointment for me. Welcome to NC, and thank you to all of you for the several years of information and entertainment you've provided. I look forward to engaging with each of you more as I progress through school, and as I become more involved with this board! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  6. Meteorologist Shortage - NWS RAH

    I kind of expected the number of vacancies would be less by the time I graduate, at least I hope they will be. I plan on trying to reach out as early as possible in my academic transition towards internships and the like, but when you say communication skills I have a couple of thoughts. Would a minor in, say, public policy or communication (or something within those realms) be a good way to go? Aside from public speaking courses and such, what would be some solid classes to look at taking, that would fulfill GE electives (obviously the specific courses would vary school to school, I'm just looking for a broad answer, if at all possible)? I know broadcasting is something that won't be in my future, I am too heavily (and visibly) tattooed with several large gauge piercings. While that, I assume, would prevent me from working in that field without some serious plastic surgery, I hope the more "behind the scenes", so to speak, types of forecasting and researching won't be as prohibitive. I'm just wanting to more or less pad my resume as much as possible to leverage against my age (31) and appearance. Being a disabled veteran as well, as far as government positions go, I have a ten point advantage in the hiring process, but I know that doesn't really mean much except a slight boost. Sorry for the wall of text, just have a lot of unknowns concerning the professional side of meteorology and atmospheric science, versus the science side of it. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  7. Meteorologist Shortage - NWS RAH

    Would anyone happen to know what the general requirements (experience wise) are to fill the kinds of positions discussed in the article? I ask because I actually live less than an hour from this office, and I start school in January with the goal of becoming a meteorologist. I guess, being a long time lurker here, that now is as good a time as any to ask about the best way to go about ensuring my future in the field academically and professionally! I'm 31, and after years of bouncing around post-military I've decided to head back to the community college near me with the hopes of transferring to NC State, if not one of the other four years in NC. I know math and physics are both disciplines that will play a large part in my future, but are there any other classes/studies I should take to improve my chances of success? Anything I should start looking into now (organizations, clubs, internships, etc.) for during school or after graduating? Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  8. Major Hurricane Irma

    Thank you!! I know not to read too much into the longer range intensity forecasts with some of the models, I just wasn't sure at this stage what bearing current intensity played on forecasting possible paths or intensities. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  9. Major Hurricane Irma

    First post, thanks for the insight and education. Hoping to make a career out of this!! Out of curiosity though... As was mentioned a page or two back, the latest Euro initialized with an ~40mb strength higher than where Irma is now. What, if any, impacts would that have on the forecasted track, especially beyond 72hrs? Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  10. Hurricane Irma Max Intensity Contest

    910/165 Southport, NC Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk