Any weather spotters (watchers) on here?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Hoosiermomma, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Just wondering how many others share my love for weather watching? My son and I are going to take some classes in the spring to become official weather spotters in our area. Does anyone else do this or actually storm chase? We find it very fascinating. [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Being a farmer I'm constantly watching the weather.
     
  3. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Quote:Do you go by the Farmer's Almanac at all? I know quite a few that use it constantly. LOL A friend of mine can tell you what type of weather we are going to have just by being outside and smelling it. I don't know how she does it but she has yet to be wrong. [​IMG]
     
  4. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Missouri
    My daughter and I took the storm spotter class from the National Weather Service. I have always been interested in weather and since we work at a radio station and have to cover during severe weather we decided to take it. It was very interesting and I would recommend it to anyone!
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Do you go by the Farmer's Almanac at all? I know quite a few that use it constantly. LOL A friend of mine can tell you what type of weather we are going to have just by being outside and smelling it. I don't know how she does it but she has yet to be wrong. [​IMG]

    I usually buy one and compare what it says with what ends up happening.....sometimes it's right, sometimes it's not.

    I figured we'd have early cold weather this fall because the birds were flocking up already the end of July which they normally don't do until a month or 6 weeks later and we've had one of the coldest octobers since they started keeping records back in the 1880s.
     
  6. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,204
    17
    181
    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    I'm fascinated by the colors of the radar, on the computer....Does that count?[​IMG]
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    11,973
    12
    313
    Oct 13, 2007
    California
    Quote:[​IMG] my hubby and I are spotters. I do more than he does, but I do send his butt outside if its hailing! [​IMG]
     
  8. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I watch my animals for a change in the weather.
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    16,153
    63
    361
    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I've been a member of SkyWarn for two years. I love it! [​IMG]

    I don't chase (I don't have a good chase vehicle), so I spot from home/work and report wind speed/damage/hail size or whatnot to the National Weather Service. It's fun and it's a good way to serve the community since spotters help the NWS keep people safe.
     
  10. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    901
    0
    129
    Jan 4, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I've often wished I would have become a weather forecaster. It's one of the few professions where you can be consistantly wrong and keep your job.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by