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    Want to learn more about meteorology and climate patterns

    Hope this is an appropriate place to post this question.

    I want to learn more about weather patterns, conditions, forecasting and my general local climate.

    Without doing any formal education (school or UNI) is there any way someone can start learning from home?

    Just as a side hobby really for myself, being able to pick local weather and snow in my local area using resources available to everyone would be kinda cool i think.

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    Check out Jim Woodmency's Reading Weather, then go take one of his courses. Woody is the man. Use the NWS and read forecast discussions and learn their meanings of the terms used.

    http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Weathe.../dp/0762782366

    http://www.mountainweather.com/index...alaska_weather
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    Cheers mate! Really helpful info

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    There are some really good online free courses. Took a few as part of an avalanche course JonathanS teaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansJob View Post
    Check out Jim Woodmency's Reading Weather, then go take one of his courses. Woody is the man. Use the NWS and read forecast discussions and learn their meanings of the terms used.

    http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Weathe.../dp/0762782366

    http://www.mountainweather.com/index...alaska_weather
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    Reading NWS forecast discussions helps a lot over time. You learn by reading, and then googling terms you don't understand.
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    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    neufox, got a specific link you found to the course you took?

    Am doing the reading/googling now, its slow but learning always is... Normally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaper guy View Post
    Just as a side hobby really for myself, being able to pick local weather and snow in my local area using resources available to everyone would be kinda cool i think.
    Where abouts are you?
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Australia at the moment

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    Weather foums/message boards are the same all over the world and good for following 'current affairs', often with very detailed discussions of local/regional phenomena by clever people. Can be hard to follow at first but you figure it out soon enough. Here are two australian ones:

    http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/
    http://www.theaustralianweatherforum.com/forum/

    The book linked to above looks like it focusses mainly on practical applications. IMO this is a good text book if you want to get (way) more technical:
    http://www.amazon.com/Atmospheric-Sc.../dp/012732951X
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    Cheers man ill have a browse of those forums. We are having a crazy winter here now, thanks to the El Nino... No storms, no snow, but temps are well below 0 (Celsius). Meanwhile NZ is getting dumped on daily...

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    klar is a chick, yo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    enjoy the rabbit hole. use google scholar instead of regular google if wikipedia isn't cutting it (try scholaring 'ENSO australia' or something for example).


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    klar is a chick, yo.
    Ich bitte dich nur, weck mich nicht.

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    Heheh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Wink aha

    you can do some relating preparation by free lessons online.

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    https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_detail.php

    Good place to start online too...

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    Check Real-Time Weather Conditions Around the World

    BloomSky is another app that lets you check real-time weather data at stations all around the world. One BloomSky weather stationís time-lapse video caught the big snow dump in Tahoe earlier this month. Search for "Tahoe Weather" in the app to see it.

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    Thanks for the info!

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