AWIPS Weather Weenie of the Month
Will uses an iPhone VPN app to access one of the AWIPS test servers to display a recent METAR (April 27 at 1252 EDT) from Reagan National Airport
Will earned an unprecedented third entry today. As we were crossing East-West Highway in Silver Spring, MD, Will commented on the standing waves in the asphalt.
Kira and Ant celebrated their second wedding anniversary by viewing Tornado Alley IMAX at The Liberty Science Center.
Josh had a Discrepancy Report (DR) that needed a recent tornado watch for testing. One evening at home, he learned that his county was under a tornado watch. A little while later he thought, "Oh, I can test that DR tomorrow."
There is a TV tuned to CNN in the elevator lobby in SSMC-2. The news anchor began to report the severe weather occurring in Alabama. As she uttered the word "tornado," Bill and several others stopped immediately, and their heads snapped to look at the TV.
During a discussion at lunch, Will stated his preference for the auto-correct feature of the iPhone. He said, "I like it because I don't have to type 'ageostrophic' all the time."
Josh commented on the weather forecast for next week. "Cold air is going to pour out of Canada like maple syrup!"
Mike made his debut as a weather weenie this month. Josh Huber was waxing poetic about the world's largest mushroom farm outside of Pittsburgh, PA. He began to describe the pungent odors that emanate from the facility some mornings when Mike interjected, "...or when there's a temperature inversion!"
While having lunch at Masi Hibachi in Silver Spring, Bill observed a mini-tornado in the smoke after the chef ignited cooking oil on the grill.
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