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Old 02-15-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: ATL for now
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Originally Posted by JMatl View Post
We have another old saying here.

Delta is ready when you are. It's extremely easy to leave if living in the South doesn't suit you.
Don't be silly! I fly Southwest.

Some people on these boards really need to lighten up. "Bless your hearts folks."
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Peachtree City just pulled the trigger on a winter storm watch (this is only the relevant text for the metro area, there's another one with higher amounts in far north Georgia):
Cities don't "pull the trigger" or in any way initiate storm watch or warnings. They ALL come from the national Weather Service.
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Cities don't "pull the trigger" or in any way initiate storm watch or warnings. They ALL come from the national Weather Service.
Dude, the National Weather Service office for North Georgia is in Peachtree City.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:11 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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Don't be silly! I fly Southwest.
I'm sorry.

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Some people on these boards really need to lighten up. "Bless your hearts folks."
Yes, some do. Especially new people that delight in mocking the region. Don't expect a warm welcome with your attitude. Hopefully your time here will be brief, and you can return to your supposedly superior region sooner than later.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I'm sorry.



Yes, some do. Especially new people that delight in mocking the region. Don't expect a warm welcome with your attitude. Hopefully your time here will be brief, and you can return to your supposedly superior region sooner than later.
Be nice.

Besides, it's not mocking if it's true. There are some truths to certain stereotypes.

Now, that said, if you tell me to go back where I came from, it wouldn't do you much good..
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:41 PM
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Location: Georgia
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What do you think is "true"? All I've read were subjective appraisal - there's no truth nor falseness there.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:43 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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It didn't do anything here in my part of NC. We got high winds-60 to 70 MPH gusts. Thankfully didn't knock any power lines down so we still have power. It did get pretty cold.

Speaking of stereotypes-the funniest one to me is Floridians and how they can't stand anything below 60 degrees. I remember my neighbor (who lived in Florida most of her life but was orig. from New York state) telling me that when the temps went below 60 degrees, people started dragging out their heavy coats and scarves like you would see in Wisconsin in January. They can't take it at all. It has snowed in Miami a few times but they aren't gonna waste resources on something that happens every 50 years or so. Atlanta, by contrast, does indeed have to worry about ice storms. Ice was the cause of the last event, not snow.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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Cities don't "pull the trigger" or in any way initiate storm watch or warnings. They ALL come from the national Weather Service.
Maybe I should have been more specific.

The National Weather Service has 122 weather forecast offices (or WFOs), each based in a city and given an area of forecast responsibility, called a county warning (forecast) area - a CW(F)A, in short. For north and central Georgia (down to roughly a Quitman-Cordele-Vidalia line,) the WFO for the region is located in Peachtree City, down at Falcon Field. With the exception of severe thunderstorm and tornado watches - issued by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma - all forecast products, watches, and warnings are issued by the local weather forecast office; for north and most of central Georgia, it is the one in Peachtree City.

So no, the "national" National Weather Service does not issue most products. In fact, even severe thunderstorm and tornado watches are modified by WFOs after issuance, not the Storm Prediction Center.

Hence, when I use the term "pull the trigger", a forecaster opens a piece of software at the WFO (called "WarnGen") and generates the text and locations of the forecast product; in this case, it is the winter storm watch.

- skbl17
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the Dothraki sea
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I'm sorry.



Yes, some do. Especially new people that delight in mocking the region. Don't expect a warm welcome with your attitude. Hopefully your time here will be brief, and you can return to your supposedly superior region sooner than later.

Who pi**ed in your cornflakes this morning? Enjoy those bag fees
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:56 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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Be nice.

Besides, it's not mocking if it's true. There are some truths to certain stereotypes.

Now, that said, if you tell me to go back where I came from, it wouldn't do you much good..
I'm the nicest guy you could ever meet, I'm just sick of the smart-@ss attitudes of newcomers that are 'forced' to live here against their will.
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