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Re: Meteorology B

Postby awesome90220 » May 5th, 2014, 2:30 pm

Anyone know specifically which event is the "2012 Arizona haboob"? I have read news posts from june, july, and august, so I am not sure what specific event they are referencing. (if their is one...)
Hey is there anywhere I can find info on Hurricane Donna that is specific to Orlando?
You shouldn't need any, as it isn't a specific event that is listed in the rules, but I may be wrong.

Should records such as "state with most x" and "hurricane with lowest pressure" be known?
You never know ;D. Tests could throw anything at ya
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Toms_42 » May 5th, 2014, 5:35 pm

Anyone know specifically which event is the "2012 Arizona haboob"? I have read news posts from june, july, and august, so I am not sure what specific event they are referencing. (if their is one...)
Hey is there anywhere I can find info on Hurricane Donna that is specific to Orlando?
You shouldn't need any, as it isn't a specific event that is listed in the rules, but I may be wrong.

Should records such as "state with most x" and "hurricane with lowest pressure" be known?
You never know ;D. Tests could throw anything at ya
yeah, that's what our states test is always like. a ppt with stuff way off of the rules. However, the national supervisor tends to only use topics in the rules, so at this point I have been editing and replacing things based on what I think the test will have. For example, I have removed many lookup tables (HI, WInd chill) because historically the nationals ES provides those.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby zy__karen17 » May 8th, 2014, 6:49 pm

For nationals, do you guys think there will be questions specific to the Orlando area? Should I bother studying specifics mainly pertinent to Florida? I know at states last year, we were given questions relevant to the area states were held.

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Postby Toms_42 » May 9th, 2014, 9:06 pm

For nationals, do you guys think there will be questions specific to the Orlando area? Should I bother studying specifics mainly pertinent to Florida? I know at states last year, we were given questions relevant to the area states were held.
I doubt it. Last year's and the year before that's nationals tests did not have region specific info, as that is considered unfair to non-florida teams.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby John Richardsim » May 10th, 2014, 5:08 am

For nationals, do you guys think there will be questions specific to the Orlando area? Should I bother studying specifics mainly pertinent to Florida? I know at states last year, we were given questions relevant to the area states were held.
Is that even a question? Have you ever noticed that Florida experiences tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and thunderstorms relatively frequently? Of course they going to ask questions relevant to Florida!
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby John Richardsim » May 10th, 2014, 5:17 am

For nationals, do you guys think there will be questions specific to the Orlando area? Should I bother studying specifics mainly pertinent to Florida? I know at states last year, we were given questions relevant to the area states were held.
You are aware that the topic for meteorology this year is severe storms, right?
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Postby Toms_42 » May 10th, 2014, 8:17 am

For nationals, do you guys think there will be questions specific to the Orlando area? Should I bother studying specifics mainly pertinent to Florida? I know at states last year, we were given questions relevant to the area states were held.
You are aware that the topic for meteorology this year is severe storms, right?
while this is true, he means to ask if there will be very specific questions about historic Florida weather, which there will not be. An invitational test two years ago was the closest I have ever seen this. There were climate questions about local OH climate. And while there will of course be questions about Florida (hurricanes and stuff), it will not be biased so that Florida teams have an advantage over non-Florida teams. This will be my 3rd nationals meteorology test with the same proctor, and she is usually very good at following the full intent of the rules, as is just about every nationals proctor.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby awesome90220 » May 18th, 2014, 2:52 pm

So, for next year... climate.... Is this Meteorology Bible that I've heard about a good source for climate? Also, if it is, where can I find it? And regardless of whether it is or isn't, are there any other textbooks I should get? Sorry if this is too early.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Toms_42 » May 18th, 2014, 3:02 pm

So, for next year... climate.... Is this Meteorology Bible that I've heard about a good source for climate? Also, if it is, where can I find it? And regardless of whether it is or isn't, are there any other textbooks I should get? Sorry if this is too early.
Yes, both the Lutgen's book and Meteorology today have some climate in them, but it's mostly Koppen zones.

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby awesome90220 » May 18th, 2014, 4:02 pm

So, for next year... climate.... Is this Meteorology Bible that I've heard about a good source for climate? Also, if it is, where can I find it? And regardless of whether it is or isn't, are there any other textbooks I should get? Sorry if this is too early.
Yes, both the Lutgen's book and Meteorology today have some climate in them, but it's mostly lopped zones.
I'm sure you haven't bought all of them, but if you have? Which is the best for climate next year? Oh yeah, and Toms, you were the one I met at the pool table!
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