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    Why do one of the OBS deck pavers have a "yellow X: painted on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzymac
    Why do one of the OBS deck pavers have a "yellow X: painted on it?
    I'm not sure but did you notice the cracked one?
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    Is there really any BAD weather???

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    Because they didn't have any red paint.
    Every landscape which is dreary enough has a certain beauty to my eyes, and in this instance
    its permanent qualities were enhanced by the weather. H.D. Thoreau

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    I think that's where Youk's homerun landed from the game last night

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    The yellow "X" is where observers are to stand to make an asessment of the horizontal visibility. We stand on the "X" and based on what visibility markers we can see from that spot, we determine and report the visibility in our reports. Now it should be noted that, weather permitting, we walk around the deck and double check what we saw from the "X" especially when we are short (ie: me), rime ice can block our views over the railing at times. It should also be noted that it is mainly for low visibility reporting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knapper
    The yellow "X" is where observers are to stand to make an asessment of the horizontal visibility. We stand on the "X" and based on what visibility markers we can see from that spot, we determine and report the visibility in our reports. Now it should be noted that, weather permitting, we walk around the deck and double check what we saw from the "X" especially when we are short (ie: me), rime ice can block our views over the railing at times. It should also be noted that it is mainly for low visibility reporting.
    Ah - so being low of stature is good when doing low visibility reporting. What tasks do the tall people get?
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