Friday, October 19, 2012
Meeting the President of Ohio State
Before he left the simulation presentation, I coaxed one of the Honda representatives to talk President Gee into driving the simulator before he got back to his busy schedule. It was like a kid driving a moped for the first time. Nothing but smiles. I clocked him at 88 miles an hour and asked him about it afterward and he just laughed and said the thought he had vertigo from going so fast. We also chatted briefly about my career since I graduated Ohio State. I told him I was a meteorologist in Lima, then Dayton, and now very excited to be back in Columbus. He said that he thought he recognized me and asked if I do the weather on the weekends. I told him I did and he finished the conversation by saying that he is very happy to know he can get his forecast from a Buckeye from now on.
I then finished doing my story and got to drive the simulator. I had to drive it twice because since I was my own photographer... I didn't notice I double clicked the record button... so I had to run the simulation again. Pretty cool how they will be able to test drivers reactions to real world situations in a controlled environment and make Honda and Acura cars even safer.
www.twitter.com/AndrewWSYX6. If you happen to also have Tumblr then what you see in the picture is a link to my Tumblr page which will be the in-between for the advisories: www.AndrewWSYX6.tumblr.com. I worked out the kinks and it should be good to go to feed the watches and warnings. I may also add a few other heavily populated counties to the west, such as Montgomery, Hamilton, and Allen... which normally will be seeing the storms before they push into Central Ohio.
Speaking of the weather: The upper level low pressure system that has been bringing us the clouds and rain will slowly move eastward through Saturday. Rain will be on and off through midday Saturday with the sunshine trying to peak through later in the day, while staying cool and breezy. More sunshine for Sunday and Monday as temperatures begin to become more mild. A weak system will bring a slight chance for rain Tuesday, but warm temperatures (70's) through the end of next week until a strong cold front approaches for Friday. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael