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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

WEATHER WEENIES VS. WEATHER WIZARDS!

Weather Weenies
What is a "Weather Weenie"? Doesn't sound very complimentary, does it? Surprisingly, in the world of meteorologists, a weather weenie is generally a highly regarded person.
Weather weenie is a nickname used to describe a person who is deeply fascinated by weather. Variant terms are "weather nerd" and "weather geek." According to some of the UW meteorologists we interviewed, a weather weenie is distinguished by an interest in weather that borders on obsession. Weather weenies would rather talk about weather than anything else. Weather weenies watch the sky when outside or study satellite images of storms when inside. Weather weenies' favorite channel is The Weather Channel and they have their television tuned to it twenty-four hours a day. Whether weather weenie are adventurous storm chasers or studious mathematicians, they are united by their passion for weather.



Now for the Weather Wizard;
Weather Wizard is the name of a fictional DC Comics supervillain. The Weather Wizard first appeared in Flash (1st series) #110 (December 1959-January 1960).
Character history
Escaping a prison transport, Mark Mardon fled to his brother's house only to find him dead. Mardon's brother, Clyde, a scientist, had just discovered a way to control the weather before dying of a heart attack (although recent evidence implies that Mardon murdered his brother and either lied about or blocked out the memory of finding his body). Mardon took Clyde's notes and used them to make a wand to generate weather and embarked on a criminal career as The Weather Wizard, sometimes using his powers on a small scale (such as zapping someone with lightning) and sometimes a larger scale (imprisoning a town in winter), almost always facing defeat by The Flash.

I particularly like the part about “and sometimes a larger scale (imprisoning a town in the wnter), almost always facing defeat by The Flash".

Follow the links, there is some interesting info!

NOW WE KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY! THEY REALLY DO EXIST!!!

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