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Interesting feature on a weather map

by SW VandeCarr
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SW VandeCarr
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Dec26-10, 05:16 AM
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I was checking out a developing blizzard forecast for the northeast US today when I saw this interesting fog feature over the South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma area.

http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/...her_large.html

EDIT: The image is changing. It was the near perfect shape of a question mark right in the center of the country (0500 EST 12/26/10), fog feature color coded yellow. Sorry, but I'm not getting the delete option or finding a quick way to obtain this particular map. (Attempt to copy the original image failed.)
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Smock
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Dec30-10, 02:10 PM
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A question mark is one of the most common things a weather front could look like, but it is still awesome. I love looking for pictures on weather maps, it is like finding a rainbow. Coolest thing I have ever seen is where the fronts all lined up to almost spell the word SKY.
SW VandeCarr
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Dec30-10, 04:13 PM
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Quote Quote by Smock View Post
A question mark is one of the most common things a weather front could look like, but it is still awesome. I love looking for pictures on weather maps, it is like finding a rainbow. Coolest thing I have ever seen is where the fronts all lined up to almost spell the word SKY.
Yeah. I copied the page as a file first but the map itself wasn't captured. I sent an email to the US National Weather Service giving the date and time, but no response yet. Do you know of any other way I can get that map: USA 0500 EST (I think that's 1000 GMT) Dec 26, 2010? Thanks.

EDIT" This wasn't a front. It was an area of fog coded yellow over four central US states, with the period nearly perfectly placed. I didn't just resemble a question mark. No imagination was required. It was a question mark for all practical purposes.

davenn
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Jan5-11, 12:03 AM
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Interesting feature on a weather map

if you run into that situation again, just use the print screen key on the kybrd
and paste the copied image into something like MSpaint (paintbrush)

I have to do it all the time since our local met office here started using a different style of displaying active maps on their www site.

it works a treat :)

Dave
SW VandeCarr
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Jan5-11, 05:13 AM
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Thanks Dave. I'll give it a try next time. `However, it looks like this image is proprietary, belonging to The (US) Weather Channel (TWC) and I'm trying to find out who to talk to there.

Steve


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