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To: WhiskeyX; Ernest_at_the_Beach

As a recovering USN wxgesr, we would just blame it on our BAC or lack thereof. Retrained? No, a good stern talking to? Yes, then retire to the club.....BITD but not so much these days, as I hear.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 12:57:52 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

I’ve often wondeed what happened to the forecaster on duty during my last shift in the weather station at a desert base. The weather that day was very hot as usual, and the skies weere nearly cloudless. The base commander, a general officer, was having his roof replaced on his quarteers, and his office asked this forecaster whether or not it would be safe for them to remove the roof for the rest of the afternoon. The forecaster promised the weather had no chance of precipitation or damaging winds. A few hours later I had finished my last shift on this base and weather station, and I was driving to the front gate of the base. The general’s house no longer had a roof as I drove by. A very largee and black Cumulonimbus cloud moved in rapidly and suddenly dumped torrents of showery precipitation and hailstones. The street turned white with the hail as if there had been a snowstorm, and then the wateer flooded the streets. The gale force winds were bending the palm trees over. The car had to be pulled to the side of the street and stopped until it was possible to see through the windshield again. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when that forecaster heard from the general.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 1:30:25 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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