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July 11, 2014

New entry in the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco,Weather — Tags: , — bcotton @ 1:26 pm

This one’s an oldie, but a goodie. Back in 1994, two forecasters wrote the state forecast discussion for Colorado in verse. Thanks to a submission from Tanja Fransen, it has now been added to the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame.

May 14, 2014

New entry in the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco,The Internet,Weather — Tags: , — bcotton @ 8:02 pm

You have probably already seen an early-morning AFD from Juneau making the rounds on the Internet. The forecaster compares selecting a model to speed dating. Although the bulk of the humor is in the first paragraph, the theme persists through the rest. Certainly this is a cultural touchstone worthy of enshrining in the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame.

December 24, 2013

New entry in the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame

Filed under: Weather — Tags: , — bcotton @ 8:33 pm

As a Christmas gift to you, my dear reader, I have added two new entries to the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame. Forecasters from WFO Lubbock put their area forecast discussion to the tune of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”. It’s pretty fantastic. Texas is apparently very Christmasty this year, as WFO Brownsville has included Santa in their discussion as well.

Because I’m in a giving mood, here’s a picture that WFO Miami posted earlier tonight. It looks like Santa will get his cookies at cruising altitude.

A sounding balloon with cookies attached launched by the National Weather Service Office in Miami.

A sounding balloon with cookies attached launched by the National Weather Service Office in Miami.

September 23, 2013

New discussions in the Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco,Weather — Tags: , — bcotton @ 1:47 pm

This has been a good week for the National Weather Service. Two new discussions have been added to the Hall of Fame.

February 5, 2013

New forecast discussion in the Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco,Weather — Tags: , , — bcotton @ 10:57 pm

I added an Area Forecast Discussion from the NWS office in Minneapolis to the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame. It nearly was rejected on the grounds that it said “Groundhog’s Day” instead of “Groundhog Day”, but I was feeling generous and so overlooked the error.

October 26, 2012

New discussions added to the Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco,Weather — Tags: , — bcotton @ 9:56 pm

The Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame has three new entries. Two are submitted by loyal “fans” of the site, and the third is sort of a big thing in the news right now.

March 18, 2012

New addition to the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco,Weather — Tags: , — bcotton @ 10:44 pm

The Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame has a new entry tonight. It seems a forecaster in the Nashville office has worked one too many midnight shifts. The latest addition includes allusions to dog waste and a discussion of the use of prepositions to end sentences. Enjoy!

February 8, 2012

New discussions in the Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco — Tags: , — bcotton @ 9:54 pm

Thanks to Tony Cristaldi, I’ve added a couple of new discussions to the Hall of Fame. They’re a bit hard to read because they’re scans of printed discussions from 17 years ago. I can’t say much for the meteorological quality of the discussions because I haven’t actually read them. The real beauty is in the artwork. I hope Forecaster Moore got as much enjoyment writing these and I’ve had looking at them.

December 25, 2011

New discussions added to the Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco,Weather — Tags: , , — bcotton @ 9:56 pm

A reader named Jill passed a few discussions to me recently. They’re National Hurricane Center discussions about two storms that refused to die: 2002’s Hurricane Kyle and 2005’s Hurricane Epsilon (which was notable enough just for being a December Hurricane). I’ve added them to the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame page at http://weather.funnelfiasco.com/fd-hof/.

September 1, 2009

New discussion added to the Hall of Fame

Filed under: Funnel Fiasco,Weather — Tags: , — bcotton @ 7:37 pm

This morning’s Area Forecast Discussion from the National Weather Service office in Romeoville (Chicago), IL is an instant classic.  As such, it has been added to the hallowed halls of the Forecast Discussion Hall of Fame.  Thanks to my friend Kevin for pointing it out to me.

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