Posted on Dec 16, 2013
LT Stephen Amiaga
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So, here I am cleaning my 5 year-old daughter's room and I put a few books on the shelf, and I made them all in height order (Something that was required of plebes at USNA) then I started thinking. Oh, I'm always on time or ahead of time, "Hurry-up-and-wait." Now, granted, I've adapted to veteran/family life so when "We" go somewhere, we're fashionably late, but when I go, I'm early. Does anyone else have a funny thing they still do that they "Don't have to..." One Retired Admiral I know still balls up his socks and puts them on the shelf "Smiling" (his wife told me...)
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I still provide weather forecasts for friends and associates. I have used my skills for about 25 years with National Short-track racing programs and will be doing it for 2014 too, One of the top World of Outlaw Sprint Car Team, owners and driver was told by the owner of East Bay that I was the best forecaster ever. I worked at Q-105 in Tampa at the time and we salvaged many programs by a more proactive approach to the weather.


I mostly enjoy the Physics of weather and will be furthering my education at Embry Riddle. My one commander wanted me to go through the AECP while I was in, but really didn't know if it was for me then.

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LT Stephen Amiaga
LT Stephen Amiaga
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I love how 90% of the weather on TV is "What is..." and they're called "Meteorologists" for being able to read what NOAA generates and distributes for free... and they're STILL wrong more than half the time, unless they say "Partly Cloudy with a chance of rain across the area..." in which case they are always (partially) right. Great post! ERAU is a great place, good luck!
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Many of those really are not Meteorologists but you already knew that. Kind of sad when Kelly Bundy was a weather girl, flaunting her sexuality and demeaning the really good forecasters.


On LinkedIn, One guy was talking about instincts not being a tool for forecasting. His idea was statistics mattered more than anything and put too much credence on computer models.


Even those models are suspect but they are only as good as the programmers. One thing that most models cannot account for is warm overrunning. And snow forecasts are really challenging.


I even got into an argument with Bob Sheets over a Hurricane Forecast and this was the same group that keeps forecasting an unusually active year. I fear that we are not that far along in weather forecasting to know.


Most of the advances are actually made by students in college and researchers and data. Sorry I can go on all day about this but a feel for the weather, separates the guesser from the scientist.

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CPL Jay Strickland
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Fold my shirts like I did in the military. Make my son do push ups, write RBIs and line up rocks like I did when I got in trouble. So many things I learned in the military I still do.
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LT Stephen Amiaga
LT Stephen Amiaga
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Can I make my 5 yr. old "Line-up rocks?" Great idea!
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LT Davida Nelums
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I still fold my towels the way I did at USNA and still use the day/month/year format for dates (still roll my clothes when packing and show up early, as well).
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