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General Discussion / Re: Charles Abel-Lear 1980-2019
« on: November 16, 2019, 11:21:05 PM »
You know, it's one thing to lose a grandparent or even a parent.  But when we lose a friend (near our own age) it makes us look at things a little bit differently.  I came VERY close to it in 1996, and that experience changed me as a person.

We all like to think we're immortal and too young to die, but every now and then reality smacks us right in the face.  We've all lost two friends on this board (Martin and now Chazz), and I can't help but think that there may be a few others that we don't know about.

I forget how old Martin was, and Chazz was 38.  I lost a good friend at 25, a high school classmate at 16, and a sister at 2 DAYS old.

Thank you for being a friend, Charles.
Well said! One of my facebook friends lost 2 friends his age (both 29), in less than 6 weeks. About 3 weeks ago, a person my sister works very closely with lost her daughter in an automobile accident (the day before her 21st birthday) It's not just elderly people who die. We should appreciate each day as they come. 

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General Discussion / Re: Charles Abel-Lear 1980-2019
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:00:19 PM »
I found out on Matt's facebook. It was and is such a shock! I am so sorry to hear this! :( :cry: He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family.

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Earlier this decade, 2010-2012, people were still coming here on a regular basis. Others no longer coming on here has made me not want to come on here, and I guess it's like a domino effect. I have a severe weather thread back from the spring of 2011 and it has multiple pages due to the unusually stormy (and tornadic) period from that year.

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Have our members simply lost interest, moved on to other things or maybe a combination of both?

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General Discussion / Re: The Front Porch
« on: August 08, 2019, 06:33:32 PM »
I don't even remember the last time I even watched TWC. I think I was at a hotel, a couple of Sundays ago. Even that time was brief, and I don't remember the last time I watched it here at home. I never watch for hurricane coverage, due to their tendency to overhype and over dramatize them. I'll never forget the video of two people walking in a normal manner last year, as Mike Seidel went out of his way to pretend it was all he could do to stand up since the wind was so "strong".

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It is great to still have some people around though. I do agree that these days The Weather Channel has kind of turned to crap and the great days of the channel we all loved are behind us.
I'm afraid that's right. :(
Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of fans of the past have moved on to other things. I still post new content to TWCC almost every week, though!
Yeah I wish more people would come on here, especially ones who used to be on here all the time.  :(

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General Weather Chat / Re: What's the weather in your area?
« on: August 01, 2019, 06:41:01 PM »
Thunderstorms in my area today, it's cloudy right now, 75 degrees.

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General Weather Chat / Re: What's the weather in your area?
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:00:04 PM »
Had thunderstorms today, 77 degrees.

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Local Forecast / Re: TWC Songs you've heard in other places
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:50:06 PM »
I've heard Deck the Halls by Mannheim Steamroller on our local radio, Magic 96 FM, during the season.

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Hurricane Central / Re: Major Hurricane Michael Upgraded
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:04:00 PM »
This is very interesting news. With Matthew being nearly three years ago, itís strange that they would make such a decision.
Matthew was nothing compared to Michael. All those statements Bryan Norcross made about it being a historic storm, denying he was hyping it, was based on hindsight. Matthew produced coastal flooding along Florida's east coast but was nowhere near what Norcross said it would be. Michael caused massive devastation.

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General Discussion / Re: Gas prices in your area
« on: April 25, 2019, 06:35:38 PM »
Here where I live, about $2.49.

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Hurricane Central / Re: Major Hurricane Michael Upgraded
« on: April 24, 2019, 02:00:25 PM »


Historical records Michael broke....
-Latest Category 5 hurricane to hit the US.
-4th strongest hurricane to hit the US, trailing only behind the Labor Day 1935 hurricane, Camille (1969), and Andrew (1992).
-3rd hurricane to hit Florida as a Category Five.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/04/19/hurricane-center-upgrades-michael-category-first-since-andrew/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.862eef240488
Here's a historic record broken that you left out: 1st Category 5 ever to strike the panhandle portion of the state (FL).

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General Discussion / Re: My terminated YouTube account now I'm back!
« on: March 27, 2019, 07:12:18 PM »
Wow, I had no idea you were banned! Glad you're back!
Thanks Matt. :)

Thank you for taking the time to upload your footage back to YouTube, I'll be sure to watch!
You are welcome. Please do watch, subscribe and comment.

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OCMs & Personalities / Re: Dr. Greg Forbes retires
« on: March 27, 2019, 07:09:45 PM »
Dr. Greg Forbes in on TWC again covering severe weather? I surely hope he, unlike Dave Schwartz, survives it.

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General Discussion / Re: My terminated YouTube account now I'm back!
« on: March 09, 2019, 02:09:00 PM »
Wow, I had no idea you were banned! Glad you're back!
Thanks Matt. :)

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