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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:57 PM

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Just curious as we know where just about everybody on here lives-- but what do you do for a living?

Curious is all.  As for myself; I'am in the weather field for aviation with the FAA. 21 years. To go with CentralNEBweather- my wife is pre school teacher and we have one 13 yr old son.


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2018-19 Snowfall- 47.0" - JAN 19'   18.7" (7th all time snowiest) Feb 19' 25.7" (All Time Snowiest FEB)  JAN and FEB 19' first back to back double digit snow months since J/F of 2011


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:13 PM

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We need the other topics thread back. The two people who singlehandedly derailed that thread are both banned now so it shouldn't be a problem.

I'm kinda spoiled. I'm in college full time and my dad pays for most of my stuff, including 2/3 of my rent. When I need extra money on the side, I drive for Postmates. I am starting an internship (for the sake of anonymity I won't say where) next month in the law enforcement field so I am excited for that.
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2019 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 0 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 1 (Last: 4/10/2019)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 2 (Last: 4/21/2019)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 4/10/2019)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 0 (Last: 9/20/2018)

 

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5"), 11/17 (2.6"), 11/25 (3.6"), 12/1-2 (3.0"), 12/28 (2.4"), 1/11-12 (4.9"), 1/22 (3.9"), 2/6-7 (2.2"), 2/15 (2.6"), 2/16-17 (4.2"), 2/19-20 (5.1"), 2/23 (8.0"), 3/2 (2.0"), 3/6-7 (4.3")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 55.5"             Coldest Low: -9*F (1/30, 3/4)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT                Last flake of the season (so far): 4/11/2019 @ 9:44 PM CDT

 


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:14 PM

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Just curious as we know where just about everybody on here lives-- but what do you do for a living?
Curious is all. As for myself; I'am in the weather field for aviation with the FAA. 21 years.


I am a High School Social Studies/History teacher. I’m also an assistant varsity football coach and head 7th grade basketball coach. My wife is a 5th grade English teacher and we have two kids, a senior and a 7th grader.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:04 PM

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I'm a student at UNL. Luckily, my parents pay for rent at my apartment. I have a part time at the UNL alumni center where I call alumni for updates etc. but mostly for donations lol. People get mad at me/cuss at me sometimes, but it's easy to laugh at and move on. I'm also majoring in meteorology, which is kind of rocky. I'm not the best at math, so I've taken calc 2 twice and currently in calc 3. Hopefully once I get over the math hump it'll improve.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:13 PM

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I'm a first year UI student majoring in biology. S naturally, I'm broke lol. I almost majored in meteorology but then decided not to because I don't particularly enjoy math either. That and poor job prospects in the field. Not to mention my tendency to get personally invested in a forecast, especially with winter storms. I understand far more about severe wx and tornadoes than I do winter weather which is probably why I don't get quite as "weenie" with severe setups despite enjoying them far more. Winter storms have never clicked with me...


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2018-19 Snowfall:

 

TOTAL: 48.0"

 

(Nov. 9: 0.6") (Nov. 17: 2.9") (Dec. 31: 0.5") (Jan. 12: 4.7") (Jan. 19: 5.7") (Jan. 22: 5.0") (Jan. 26: 1.5") (Jan. 28: 3.0") (Jan. 31: 3.1") (Feb. 10: 1.2") (Feb. 12: 8.2") (Feb. 17: 7.8") (Feb. 20: 4.0")

 

Formerly NWLinn


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:20 PM

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I'm a student at UNL. Luckily, my parents pay for rent at my apartment. I have a part time at the UNL alumni center where I call alumni for updates etc. but mostly for donations lol. People get mad at me/cuss at me sometimes, but it's easy to laugh at and move on. I'm also majoring in meteorology, which is kind of rocky. I'm not the best at math, so I've taken calc 2 twice and currently in calc 3. Hopefully once I get over the math hump it'll improve.

I teach middle school science at my home town in Shelby and I'm the head high school boys basketball coach and head middle school football coach. I taught high school science for 2 years at Exeter-Milligan before and I'm in my 10th year overall. My wife and I moved back when I got offered the head job at my home town and since then have had 3 girls ages 5, 3, and 1. I graduated from UNL in the winter of 2008 and went to college for 6 years. I started off as a major in meteorology but changed after finding out I was good at math but not good enough!!!!! I was always high A's in math and science growing up but it kicked my butt in college! I love teaching and coaching but my strong passion with weather burns deep. I report to Hastings NWS as a volunteer but plan on becoming an official observer if we get our elective class in meteorology next year at the high school. I was strongly encouraged to hear I would teach it of course!!!!


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

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What? So none of you living in your parent's basement? ;) (not that that's a bad thing if it's for a short-term need)

 

I've had a career as an Industrial Mechanical Designer pretty much here in The Mitt (tho 5 months in TX back in 2010 was interesting) through good times and some really horrible times. I began in the (ofc) native Auto Industry only to see that get derailed by globalization and off-shoring trends. Since stepping away from that instability, I have been involved in many other industries including Medical, Rail, Telecommunications, Marine, Aerospace, Consumer Appliances, and even the Baking Industry. Most often I've worked on designs for capital equipment that manufactures the products, but other times it's the products themselves. In the case of major appliances, items that folks see/buy at Lowes/Menard's/Home Depot I developed. The occupation itself was always rated as "highly satisfying" for job satisfaction surveys and the compensation can be above avg. The difficulty for myself has been the demise of our beloved Automotive "Big-3" here in SMI. Whereas the former generation enjoyed 3 decades of increasing prosperity, my career has spanned the 3 decades of demise in this part of the world. With kids from an Ex growing up here, I decided to navigate the tough times vs chasing the economic waves elsewhere. Thankfully, things have gotten much better here in Michigan since the Great Recession 10 yrs ago. Hopefully, that remains the case. 


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.9"  Largest Storm: 2x 7" (1/28-29 & 1/18-19)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 2.0 Jan: 21.7 Feb: 14.1 Mar: 2.4 Apr: 0.5 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 43.7"

 

Notable Blizzards/Snowstorms in SWMI: Nov 2015, Feb 2015, Jan 2014Feb 2011, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Jan 1982, Jan 1979, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, March 1973, Jan 1967, March 1947, Jan 1918

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967

 

"Long range winter forecasting - it's like tossing darts in a hurricane.."  "In my day, they didn't name 'em, they just called 'em blizzards! *Shakes fist in air and ambles away mumbling to himself" and to think kids nowadays get day's off school because the wind blew. I think in '78 we only got 1 day off”  "..It's the U.P. where there are two seasons. Winter, and three months of bad skiing.."


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:49 AM

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I'm a student at UNL. Luckily, my parents pay for rent at my apartment. I have a part time at the UNL alumni center where I call alumni for updates etc. but mostly for donations lol. People get mad at me/cuss at me sometimes, but it's easy to laugh at and move on. I'm also majoring in meteorology, which is kind of rocky. I'm not the best at math, so I've taken calc 2 twice and currently in calc 3. Hopefully once I get over the math hump it'll improve.


The Math is the very reason I chose to not major in meteorology. I flopped hardcore in Calculus I in my time at UNL 2 years ago.
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2019 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 0 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 1 (Last: 4/10/2019)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 2 (Last: 4/21/2019)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 4/10/2019)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 0 (Last: 9/20/2018)

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5"), 11/17 (2.6"), 11/25 (3.6"), 12/1-2 (3.0"), 12/28 (2.4"), 1/11-12 (4.9"), 1/22 (3.9"), 2/6-7 (2.2"), 2/15 (2.6"), 2/16-17 (4.2"), 2/19-20 (5.1"), 2/23 (8.0"), 3/2 (2.0"), 3/6-7 (4.3")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 55.5"             Coldest Low: -9*F (1/30, 3/4)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT                Last flake of the season (so far): 4/11/2019 @ 9:44 PM CDT

 


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:13 AM

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What? So none of you living in your parent's basement? ;) (not that that's a bad thing if it's for a short-term need)

 

I've had a career as an Industrial Mechanical Designer pretty much here in The Mitt (tho 5 months in TX back in 2010 was interesting) through good times and some really horrible times. I began in the (ofc) native Auto Industry only to see that get derailed by globalization and off-shoring trends. Since stepping away from that instability, I have been involved in many other industries including Medical, Rail, Telecommunications, Marine, Aerospace, Consumer Appliances, and even the Baking Industry. Most often I've worked on designs for capital equipment that manufactures the products, but other times it's the products themselves. In the case of major appliances, items that folks see/buy at Lowes/Menard's/Home Depot I developed. The occupation itself was always rated as "highly satisfying" for job satisfaction surveys and the compensation can be above avg. The difficulty for myself has been the demise of our beloved Automotive "Big-3" here in SMI. Whereas the former generation enjoyed 3 decades of increasing prosperity, my career has spanned the 3 decades of demise in this part of the world. With kids from an Ex growing up here, I decided to navigate the tough times vs chasing the economic waves elsewhere. Thankfully, things have gotten much better here in Michigan since the Great Recession 10 yrs ago. Hopefully, that remains the case. 

Flint and Detroit give Michigan a bad rap. I love the rest of the state. I am glad it has gotten economically better.


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2019 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 0 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 1 (Last: 4/10/2019)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 2 (Last: 4/21/2019)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 4/10/2019)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 0 (Last: 9/20/2018)

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5"), 11/17 (2.6"), 11/25 (3.6"), 12/1-2 (3.0"), 12/28 (2.4"), 1/11-12 (4.9"), 1/22 (3.9"), 2/6-7 (2.2"), 2/15 (2.6"), 2/16-17 (4.2"), 2/19-20 (5.1"), 2/23 (8.0"), 3/2 (2.0"), 3/6-7 (4.3")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 55.5"             Coldest Low: -9*F (1/30, 3/4)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT                Last flake of the season (so far): 4/11/2019 @ 9:44 PM CDT

 


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:51 AM

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I love reading these. This puts a story to the name of the person posting. I follow and post because I have a passion for weather, but was never great in science to major in meteorology.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:16 AM

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I am a Heavy Equipment operator for the City of Cedar Rapids, for the last 30 years, i have a wife and 2 adult sons, my passions are the weather and small engine repairs


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:16 PM

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For those taking CALC-- i have a co-worker that has MET degree from Saint Louis Univ. He took CALC 2 -- SIX times before he got it. it was the instructor that made all the difference for him.

 

I enjoyed math.. Until it doesn't become "math' anymore.... HA!


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2018-19 Snowfall- 47.0" - JAN 19'   18.7" (7th all time snowiest) Feb 19' 25.7" (All Time Snowiest FEB)  JAN and FEB 19' first back to back double digit snow months since J/F of 2011


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:23 PM

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I'm an engineer for a tech company.


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