I've always been fascinated by the weather and, as a pilot, it has become increasingly important to what I do in my spare time. Imagine my surprise the other day when I discovered that not only does the USDA have a Graduate School program, but they even have a Meteorology Certificate Program offered through distance learning.

That's actually three surprising things all in one:

  1. I could get college credit for learning about the weather at home
  2. The USDA has a graduate school
  3. Their school offers this course of study

What will they think of next?

Posted by jzawodn at January 13, 2006 03:45 PM

Reader Comments
# dan isaacs said:

You could podcast your forcasts.

on January 13, 2006 07:42 PM
# Steve Foster said:

I'm pissed and I'm signing up!

I made a decision based on several weather reports to not schedule a plane for today. Iím sitting here looking out my window at a beautiful Carolina morning, 45 degrees with winds from 250 at 7 knots. Not a cloud in sight. Aircraft availability on MyFBO (software stinks by the way), zip, zero, nada.

Either I become better at doing my own forecasting or I buy a plane so I donít have to worry about scheduling.

Oh well, I gotta study for my knowledge test anyway.

on January 14, 2006 06:07 AM
# dan isaacs said:

Um, Steve, where in Carolina are you? Here in the Raleigh/Durham area, it's been VERY windy all day long.

on January 14, 2006 02:23 PM
# Steve Foster said:

Dan, I fly out of Sanford-Lee County. This morning (7:00ish) the wind wasn't too bad, but yeah, by 9:00 it was getting hairy.

on January 14, 2006 03:30 PM
# dan isaacs said:

Heh. My day didn't start until 9. :)

on January 16, 2006 07:06 PM
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