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  1. FORTRAN, varieties of C, shell scripting mainly Bash, Python for post processing, then the visualization softwares, NCL, GEMPAK, etc
  2. This may help you out: https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-88emwin_serv_end.pdf
  3. It's garbage in a lot of ways. This, in particular, is hogwash: Whatever.
  4. Show the stats. Would love to see it.
  5. looks like sleet to a little mix at IAD for a few hours.
  6. Gonna bookmark this for review in April. I guess if people are asking for it, you have to give them something.
  7. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/82800/cloud-streets-over-the-atlantic-and-pacific-oceans
  8. Wiz, NOMADS is exactly what you're looking for. The grib filter is what you use and you can cut any hours, paramaters and even specify your domain out of any of the models. Plus it can be scripted. Lemme know if you have questions. http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/
  9. I thought I'd chime in though my knowledge is limited on what you're asking for the most part. I know back in the day, MSU's online program was kind of looked down on, not sure if that's still the case as online college has generally become a bit more mainstream. The program did lean toward the TV Met side of the field, I'd guess it hasn't changed. In general, from what I've read, just having a BS these days isn't guaranteed a job in the field, even with excellent grades and some experience. There are way more applicants than jobs. Jobs in the NWS are very competitive. Even if you were to get a BS then find an entry-level job, I'd guess you'd be taking a pay cut. For reference, I got my BS in 2000 and was offered an entry-level job at a private forecasting company in Houston for $26K, then accepted one in Iowa for $34K, which I thought was great You'd have much better chances with a MS, but you'd also benefit from some experience like an internship, which I'm not sure you'd have time for between classes and your 9-5 job. In any case, good luck.
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