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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?
    Steve
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Ah - so being low of stature is good when doing low visibility reporting. What tasks do the tall people get?
    Higher altitude temperature readings!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Ah - so being low of stature is good when doing low visibility reporting. What tasks do the tall people get?
    They get to change our light bulbs, paint the ceilings, remove ceiling tiles, get things off high shelves and get knocked down more easily in higher winds much to my amusements. In all seriousness, this past patriots day nor'easter, Jim and I woke our intern up early because he was a couple inches taller than us which was just enough to deice the instruments without getting injured. So it was found that height does work to ones advantage in deicing.

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    Thanks for the reply Knapper....now about that cracked paver.....

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    Working on top of Mt Washington allows short people to feel bigger than the kids that made fun of them in gym class.

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