I have always been fascinated by weather in is many changing faces, spending hunks of time in Alabama I got a very healthy respect for tornadoes, living in the tropics rain and dry seasons are amazing and snow well that stuff scared the bejezus out of me.
My father was a man with salt water in his veins, he taught me all sorts of things about weather and clouds, wind and sailing. A geography degree gave me chances to learn about weather and climate in a more scientific way but all of it just made me more fascinated.
The other half has developed a healthy curiosity about the weather and climate living with me to the point he peppers me with questions rapid fire as storms brew or ice forms. Sometimes I can answer him, sometimes I cant and sometimes its a bit of good natured story telling.
Today I saw the NWS is offering Basic SKYWARN classes about 45 min or so from out home on a Saturday afternoon. I have asked the mate if he may want to go (gotta RSVP in advance) but I am not sure this will be at all what interests him or if it will be whacked out geeky guys (sorry geeks) who pretend to be storm chasers (I have very little respect for folks who do this outside of University type studies).
Are my fellow planners also fascinated by weather and climate?
Have any of you taken the SKYWARN classes and become spotters?
Will this overwhelm him and annoy me?