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Old 10-03-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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A TRAINED OBSERVER NEAR SPRING BRANCH IN COMAL COUNTY HAS REPORTED 2.90 INCHES OF RAIN DURING THE PAST 90 MINUTES.
Local Weather Alert for San Antonio, TX - weather.com

question for the weather geek(s).. exactly how does one become a trained observer and how much training could it possibly take to look at a rain gauge and a clock?
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Local Weather Alert for San Antonio, TX - weather.com

question for the weather geek(s).. exactly how does one become a trained observer and how much training could it possibly take to look at a rain gauge and a clock?
lol...Well they don't have people who only specialize in watching rain gauges (ok maybe some people can only do that ). Rather, they are trained to report any severe weather to the National Weather Service. You can become a trained spotter by attending any of the Skywarn training sessions indicated by the NWS. You're usually given an ID number and some sort of certificate.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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I figured there was more to it, but can never resist the urge to make fun of not so good grammar choices
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:36 PM
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Will it rain already??? Sheesh I've been waiting ALL DAY!
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Got just short of 2" today in 58'
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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we'll get more rain, saph
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This morning storm woke me up. Now the sky is a very ominous red. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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This morning storm woke me up. Now the sky is a very ominous red. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.
Yeah, it woke me up too, around 4. Been up since. Our street is under about 5 inches of water. The surface streets are pretty bad around Nacogdoches and 1604 going north on Naco. 1604 to 281 wasn't too bad. Lots of water out there though, y'all be careful.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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Yeah, it woke me up too, around 4. Been up since. Our street is under about 5 inches of water. The surface streets are pretty bad around Nacogdoches and 1604 going north on Naco. 1604 to 281 wasn't too bad. Lots of water out there though, y'all be careful.
wunderground is reporting nearly six inches of rain already today at the airport. The previous record for Oct 4th was a little over five inches in 1942. That six inches puts us only about three inches behind average rainfall for this time of year.

History : Weather Underground

Also Olmos creek is in flood stage, be careful out there..... six inches is a lot in that short of time.... In fact I caught a snippit of a weather channel report talking about the typhoon in the Pacific and about how it dumped six inches somewhere..... No reporting on us though....

http://www.weather.com/weather/alert...ca1bdd6394cf18
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:04 AM
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we'll get more rain, saph
It rained here...not sure how much, but wow, the thunder rolled! It was the loudest weather night I think I've ever encountered.

Hope everyone is OK!
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