|Too Soon Guys...Waaaaaay Too Soon
||[Aug. 5th, 2008|05:22 am]
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I've signed up for a service from The National Weather Service that sends me text messages when there is a Very Dangerous weather related Situation.
They decided to send me a text message at 5 am this morning that there will be a flash flood watch starting at 9pm this evening. I guess the idea is to to warn people early so they can make preparations before they leave for work. But now I'm stuck awake at this ungodly hour. The worst part is that I have to be up at this time tomorrow through Friday. So I would really have liked to sleep in today.
They sent me another text message while I was writing this post. This one was about a high wind advisory that will come into effect later this afternoon. I turned my phone off so any further texts won't wake me if I manage to fall back asleep.
2008-08-05 12:59 pm (UTC)
Forecaster Avila apologizes, says he couldn't sleep so he was texting at 5a.m.
But.. but other people will buy all the milk and bread and Sterno!! And the water!! ((Oh wait, it's a flood warning. Scratch the water, add bleach.)) Other people will buy all the bleach!!!!
2008-08-05 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Forecaster Avila apologizes, says he couldn't sleep so he was texting at 5a.m.
Dear Forecaster Avila,
May I be so bold as to call you Lixion?
First of all let me say how much I enjoy your Advisories and Discussions. They are always informative and often amusing.
But...but...BUT...never ever EVER text me at 5am or I will come to the National Hurricane Center and I...and I will...and I will wake you up. So there! See how you like that.
So from now on, please use e-mail to contact me if it's before 9 am.
You buddy in Serious Situations, cdozo