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I've been on TW since, well I don't know how long...when did it start? I had a different name at first, then something crashed and I had to change names, and it's been a smooth ride ever since, lol...j/k....had some rough times in politics, and even a few in weather, but thanks to Jack and the rest that have kept it going all these years. It has certainly been interesting. Thanks to Wes for taking over to keep it going.
 

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I stumbled across Talkweather in 2003 while tracking Hurricane Isabel. I only lurked in that thread and I don't think I ever really checked out the rest of the site. Isabel made landfall in North Carolina and then I forgot about TW. Fast forward to 2004 and Hurricane Ivan and I remember the site and actually joined that time around. You folks have been stuck with me ever since.
 

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I first joined in November of 2002. I joined because I work in emergency management for a county and work severe weather operations in the emergency ops center and give severe weather & preparedness safety talks to groups as part of my job. I somehow stumbled on to this forum back then and became less active in later years as it seemed I didn't recognize many members. Giving it a go again.
 

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Indeed. Sorry for the fake snowcasts from the "SEWS" that me and my old friend made. Makes a funny story to tell the meteorologists I've worked with though. ;)

Dothan City Schools (Houston County in Southeast Alabama) says they'll keep schools on normal schedule Wednesday and evaluate for Thursday.

If it hasn't already been mentioned, Gov. Ivey has declared a state of Emergency for all 67 Alabama counties starting at 6pm.
So you are SEWS? Ha ha.. you really ruffled a lot of feathers. I actually predate that back in the 90s when I got started really from day 1. The forum was managed by JO. Anyways, back to current discussion.
 

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So you are SEWS? Ha ha.. you really ruffled a lot of feathers. I actually predate that back in the 90s when I got started really from day 1. The forum was managed by JO. Anyways, back to current discussion.
I have been here since the late 90's as well. I was a lurker. Pretty much still am. I don't have any expertise to contribute, but I like to keep up, so that's my deal. I'm glad to see things hopping here today, even though I am not so crazy about the reason for the hop. I hope everyone will stay safe tomorrow!
 

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I don't remember exactly when I joined the forum, but I just remember being quite the immature kid at the time, ha. I think it was around 2002? I'm pretty sure I was in the 8th grade at the time, I know JO was still the operator of the forum then. I think I was BKHusky for years on here, before changing my username to Jacob.

I know a handful of the members personally, and have always appreciated this site and the other members. I am however a bit thankful all those posts of mine from the early/mid 2000's are now gone for good. :D
 

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After not having internet until I was 16 then lurking for a few years, I made the ironic decision to start posting late on April 25th 2011 to discuss an upcoming severe threat in a certain thread, and we all know how that went

Lifelong weather dork, or at least life post-Hurricane Opal and 4/8-4/16/98, had a severe wind phobia after getting locked outside in a microburst sometime after that. Fear is a great motivator to learn so that helped, probably. Wanted to make a career of it but sucked at college level math and decided to flee from that career path and just stay an enthusiast. Chased outer rain bands of Cindy in 2017 and saw tornado number one, hope to add to that in coming years whenever the time and $ is available. Obsessive offline archivist of interesting threads and research papers.

I like trees, railroads, old bridges, roller coasters, city planning, geography, birds, late 90s era open wheel racing, archaeology, environmental topics, and other such weirdly eclectic things; hopefully there will be another meetup one of these days once the pandemic is over since I missed out on all of those
 

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Sorry for clogging things up. I figured there would be so many posts mine would be forgotten in 30 minutes. Was glad to connect with an old MSU bud.
 

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Sorry for clogging things up. I figured there would be so many posts mine would be forgotten in 30 minutes. Was glad to connect with an old MSU bud.
Actually the other way around... want to make sure you guys can actually connect :) It's starting to move fast over there.
 

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Hello everyone at Talkweather. My name is David and I have been a longtime lurker on this forum. I'm 40 years old and have been a weather geek since I was a kid when I first heard about the '65 Palm Sunday Outbreak and the '74 Super Outbreak. I live in Northern Kentucky near Cincinnati, Ohio.
 

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Bump!!
Any new or old members wanting to pop in and say “Hi”?
 

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I’ll give this thread a bump! I’m a new member here and just recently got into learning about tornadoes. I was browsing the threads and thought it might be a good idea to join up. My degrees are in history, so I’m really big into tornado history and things like that. Lately, I’ve been finding it difficult to stop reading about the Moore F5 and Parkersburg EF5. I can’t wait to learn as much as possible here!
 

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I stumbled upon this site a week prior to April 27th which is how I learned about James Spann. I live in Smithville, MS. 27 years old. My meteorology journey began when I was 4 years old. Storm came through knocked down my big apple tree. As a 4 year old, I was amazed the wind could have that much power. I met former WTVA Chief Meteorologist Dick Rice and he helped me tremendously. I wish I could have got to see him one last time before he passed. My first interest was with hurricanes especially after witnessing the historic 2004 and 2005 seasons. I watched The Weather Channel constantly learning on my own. I won't go into much about my story involving April 27th and Smithville. My story is featured in my friend Kim Cross's book What Stands In A Storm and on Storm Stories. I was 16 at the time. Would turn 17 the next day as my birthday is on April 28th. That day gave me a whole new perspective of storms and was the final piece of puzzle that solidified my meteorology career. I do have a speech impediment due to Cerebral Palsy but I don't let it stop me. I'm very involved now on social media. I've been honored to meet some great people like James Spann, Jim Cantore, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Patrick Marsh, Janice Huff, Sean Casey, Jim Edds, and many others. I try to put the best information out there without the hype unless necessary.
 
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I found TalkWeather quite by accident on April 24, 2011. Living in Florida, I’d always been fascinated by severe weather, but usually specific to hurricanes. But my interest had grown in severe weather as well after a high end EF3 tornado hit Central Florida in 2007. I’d been reading some build up about a potential high end severe weather event for that week in April 2011 and was looking for a more, umm, balanced approach to discussion than the sites I typically used for hurricane discussion.

I had no idea that April 27th would turn out to be so historical, and so devastating. But I was online all day the 26th and 27th, reading posts, watching the event unfold, and even though I didn’t post (I rarely do) - getting to know so many of the people impacted that day that frequent this site. From that day forward, I always came back, and read more than just the severe weather posts- I read the recovery posts, the check ins, pretty much everything. Quiet in the background, but always rooting for everyone’s recovery and return to normalcy.

Here we are in December 2021 - more than 10 years later, and I still go here first when severe weather strikes to get great insight, discussion, debate, and most of all compassion- because for those of us so fascinated by weather and the history we are watching unfold, it’s so important to remember the impact. For those regulars that lived through 4/27/11, you are always the first to remind us of that.
 

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I stumbled upon this site a week prior to April 27th which is how I learned about James Spann. I live in Smithville, MS. 27 years old. My meteorology journey began when I was 4 years old. Storm came through knocked down my big apple tree. As a 4 year old, I was amazed the wind could have that much power. I met former WTVA Chief Meteorologist Dick Rice and he helped me tremendously. I wish I could have got to see him one last time before he passed. My first interest was with hurricanes especially after witnessing the historic 2004 and 2005 seasons. I watched The Weather Channel constantly learning on my own. I won't go into much about my story involving April 27th and Smithville. My story is featured in my friend Kim Cross's book What Stands In A Storm and on Storm Stories. I was 16 at the time. Would turn 17 the next day as my birthday is on April 28th. That day gave me a whole new perspective of storms and was the final piece of puzzle that solidified my meteorology career. I do have a speech impediment due to Cerebral Palsy but I don't let it stop me. I'm very involved now on social media. I've been honored to meet some great people like James Spann, Jim Cantore, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Patrick Marsh, Janice Huff, Sean Casey, Jim Edds, and many others. I try to put the best information out there without the hype unless necessary.
Those mid 2000s hurricane seasons are so surreal to look back at. Yeah, 2020 surpassed 2005 in numbers but that 2005 season is still the granddaddy of them all….4 category 5 hurricanes in itself is absolutely ridiculous.

Growing up on the Gulf Coast during that time period really molded my fascination for weather…and to this day hurricanes are my favorite weather to track.
 

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Those mid 2000s hurricane seasons are so surreal to look back at. Yeah, 2020 surpassed 2005 in numbers but that 2005 season is still the granddaddy of them all….4 category 5 hurricanes in itself is absolutely ridiculous.

Growing up on the Gulf Coast during that time period really molded my fascination for weather…and to this day hurricanes are my favorite weather to track.
Yes sir! I've gotten more involved in long range hurricane forecasting over the last few years since 2017. In fact, I keep a log book of every known tropical system in the Atlantic and also have made PowerPoint presentations of the well known tropical systems in each basin. Love severe weather and snow but hurricanes is where it's at.
 

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