How I start leaning to Meteorology

By: allancalderini , 10:57 AM GMT on June 24, 2013

Well good morning everyone is 4:33 right now so I am probably sleepy and I am not good with grammar so so sorry with the spelling mistakes.First I want to tell you a little bit of me I am 17 years old,Live in a city name La Ceiba in northern Honduras.I love living here I remember when young my cousin and I will always see the rain falling hard and we will go into it and start screaming like crazy:D good times.My complete name is Allan Jeff Calderini Castro.actually it was Allan Gabriel but my father being a fan of John Travolta change it to jeff thinking that it was the name of his which actually was Jett,Anyways my family is a little bit crazy but I love them the same of my friends.My hobbies are Reading a lot,going out with my friends and track tc worldwide.
2005
I have been interested in meteorology since I was 9 going into 10 because at that age I start watching the news about hurricanes I remember watching Al Rojo Vivo about hurricane Rita being a cat 5 and going to Texas,I also remember the first time I feel the rainbands of hurricane Wilma and at that time the high wind make the sand of the beach enter the city it was amazing of how powerful it was,since then I start tracking them I remember Gamma which brought a lot or rain to my city and causing some flood.

2006 was a disapointment to me because I thought it would be as active as 2005 the only thing I remember was Alberto that form early June and I thought it would be an indicative of the rest of the season but I was wrong.I even bought a map to put the tracks of the TC of that year.

2007 was a boring year for many people as thy were only two majors and weak hurricanes but for me I discover that Meteorology was my passion.I remember the people scare of hurricane Felix being a repeat of Mitch and everyone going crazy to bought things.the rest was pretty uneventful though.

2008
This and 2010 are my favorite years but I believe this surpass 2010 I track all of the storms From Alma in the Epac that help develop Arthur to Paloma.This year was amazing when I saw Hurricane Gustav near Cuba or the 4tctogether(Gustav,Hanna,Ike and Josephine) omg I feel so excited that day.The weird track of Fay and the large size of Ike were also things that interested me,That year though my city was flood like never before only being surpass by the floods of Mitch and Fifi,my house was flooded and of many of my neighbours.This was thanks to td 16 that I was wishing it to become Paloma and it never did.
2009
was uneventful the only thing I like was the high latitude of Grace.I start tracking the Eastern Pacific and this year became my favorite 2011 being the other.
2010
My second favorite year in history that I have track almost all the majors going out to see were beautiful how Julia become that MH from surprise and the big size of Igor left me amazed.
2011
Irene was the big one of this year almost all failed to become H and it was the year where the female names were the H of the season and that the fisr 8 tropical systems didn`t become hurricanes.
2012
Like 2011 the headlines were for Sandy which was the second and last MH of the season which brought destruction to the NE Coast.Isaac was another player this year.
2013
Have been fun to track but can`t wait to see what the future holds.Btw sorry for my spelling mistakes English is my second language so I am really sorry for the mistakes.This is the first blog I write so I am not good with it but am trying to learn.


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27. allancalderini
2:42 PM GMT on December 08, 2013
Quoting 25. mikatnight:
Hi Allen, nice blog and a well-written story! Sounds like you have a great family.
You asked what kind of dog Dexter was, and I've been meaning to answer - just really slow about it! We're not sure, we got Dex from a neighbor who couldn't keep him at about 6 months old. Chihuahua and min-pin (miniature pinscher)? Anyway, thanks for your nice comments. Have a great day!
Thanks so much until now I see it.Thanks for answering me.
Quoting 26. Doppler22:
Nice little Bio!
Thanks man.
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26. Doppler22
2:04 AM GMT on August 23, 2013
Nice little Bio!
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25. mikatnight
1:07 PM GMT on August 12, 2013
Hi Allen, nice blog and a well-written story! Sounds like you have a great family.
You asked what kind of dog Dexter was, and I've been meaning to answer - just really slow about it! We're not sure, we got Dex from a neighbor who couldn't keep him at about 6 months old. Chihuahua and min-pin (miniature pinscher)? Anyway, thanks for your nice comments. Have a great day!
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24. allancalderini
12:33 AM GMT on June 28, 2013
Quoting 22. BaltimoreBrian:
What an interesting story! Sad for the woman though :(
But she got famous really. sadly no one remember her name:(
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23. allancalderini
12:32 AM GMT on June 28, 2013
Quoting 19. Astrometeor:
Amazing story you have Allan, best wishes to you to continuing it!


For me, hurricanes, I don't know. I guess I gradually got interested in them more after joining WU. Being far away from the coast hampers any potential inspirations from the storms. I know that Katrina from '05 didn't impress me when it went by as a T.S. Guess my focus will be more towards severe weather inland.
I understand your point.Are more a tornado chaser than hurricane?
Quoting 20. Bluestorm5:
Thanks for sharing!
Welcome I read yours too and again congratulations in graduating.
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22. BaltimoreBrian
12:24 AM GMT on June 28, 2013
What an interesting story! Sad for the woman though :(
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21. allancalderini
12:21 AM GMT on June 28, 2013
Quoting 18. BaltimoreBrian:
The article in Wikipedia says they were invented in your home town!
Do you know why they are name baleadas?lol base on the story that people tell Baleadas name originate from a women that make tortillas and put ingredients inside no one knew her real name but later as time pass she was shot.In spanish shot means ¨baleada¨ so that is how baleadas got their name.
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20. Bluestorm5
4:39 AM GMT on June 27, 2013
Thanks for sharing!
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19. Astrometeor
4:38 AM GMT on June 27, 2013
Amazing story you have Allan, best wishes to you to continuing it!


For me, hurricanes, I don't know. I guess I gradually got interested in them more after joining WU. Being far away from the coast hampers any potential inspirations from the storms. I know that Katrina from '05 didn't impress me when it went by as a T.S. Guess my focus will be more towards severe weather inland.
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18. BaltimoreBrian
4:36 AM GMT on June 27, 2013
The article in Wikipedia says they were invented in your home town!
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17. allancalderini
4:35 AM GMT on June 27, 2013
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Baleadas sound good! I love Blue Crab, what we have here from the Chesapeake Bay. I don't know what kind of crabs you have down there. I had sea conch once and it was good.
Haha have you come to Honduras?Baleadas are good.you can put any ingredient you want inside.
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16. BaltimoreBrian
4:32 AM GMT on June 27, 2013
Baleadas sound good! I love Blue Crab, what we have here from the Chesapeake Bay. I don't know what kind of crabs you have down there. I had sea conch once and it was good.
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15. allancalderini
4:21 AM GMT on June 27, 2013
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Nice entry full of your weather memories :)

I have a question for you and Max. What is the difference between Mexican cuisine and Honduran and Costa Rican cuisine? And how are Honduran and Costa Rican cuisines different?
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Nice entry full of your weather memories :)

I have a question for you and Max. What is the difference between Mexican cuisine and Honduran and Costa Rican cuisine? And how are Honduran and Costa Rican cuisines different?
I may talk about Honduras.In Honduras one of our most important dishes is Beans soup (sopa de frijoles) in spanish every person in Honduras have eat.Normally what tourist decide to eat is rice and beans but we as Hondurans we prefer the former.We also eat a lot of Baleadas they are delicious.In baleadas you put inside Eggs,cheese,butter and beans its delicious.In terms of sea food we eat a lot of crab and sea conch,but we have a lot of variety as we come from African and european descendence and we have also our tribes in all the country and each of them have their own special dish.
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14. allancalderini
4:14 AM GMT on June 27, 2013
Quoting KoritheMan:
I'm a little surprised you didn't mention Ida in 2009. I would have thought that you were impacted at least a little by that storm.
Actually Kori Ida was a non event to me.We were more affect by td 2 this season that Ida.
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13. KoritheMan
12:27 AM GMT on June 26, 2013
I'm a little surprised you didn't mention Ida in 2009. I would have thought that you were impacted at least a little by that storm.
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12. BaltimoreBrian
12:19 AM GMT on June 26, 2013
Nice entry full of your weather memories :)

I have a question for you and Max. What is the difference between Mexican cuisine and Honduran and Costa Rican cuisine? And how are Honduran and Costa Rican cuisines different?
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11. trHUrrIXC5MMX
1:36 AM GMT on June 25, 2013
Quoting allancalderini:
Yes like I mention I remember when they were talking about Rita but I really don`t remember Katrina.
Katrina...yeah

Only once when it as as a cat in GOM
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10. allancalderini
1:27 AM GMT on June 25, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
Also I forgot to mention...

Al rojo Vivo y Primer impacto mostraron reported de hurricane Wilma, Rita and Katrina. I remember watching those.

Very serious those times... no era jugando!
Yes like I mention I remember when they were talking about Rita but I really don`t remember Katrina.
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9. trHUrrIXC5MMX
1:11 AM GMT on June 25, 2013
Also I forgot to mention...

Al rojo Vivo y Primer impacto mostraron reported de hurricane Wilma, Rita and Katrina. I remember watching those.

Very serious those times... no era jugando!
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8. allancalderini
1:05 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Thanks a lot again for the welcome.
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7. trHUrrIXC5MMX
12:05 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Keep on writing blogs...I'll love to read them
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6. trHUrrIXC5MMX
12:05 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Im glad I was...and you read it as well.
Thanks
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5. allancalderini
12:03 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
Hey Allan...tha for that...
I know a little better of my central American buddies.
Haha you were actually an inspirtation to me,I saw that you wrote of yourself I taught about writing of mine thanks to that :D Max.
Quoting AtHomeInTX:
Great blog Allan! :) Our paths to interest in meteorology have some similarities. Although it took me a lot more time to discover mine. I didn't start following the tropics until 2008. If all of the storms that hit my area before or that we evacuated from that missed my area didn't spark my interest in hurricanes you'd think Rita would have. She was a life changer for me. But even she didn't get didn't make me more curious about the weather. In the craziness that followed that storm I guess I just thought it was a once in a lifetime thing. By time we got settled into a home 2007 and Humberto came around. That makes 2007 unforgettable to me. lol. Even that I just thought it was another fluke. Then 2008 and Edouard came through in the wee hours of the morning. THAT'S when I started looking into things. It was like, "Enough already!" And that was right before an evacuation for Gustav that missed us. And days later Ike hit. I've been hooked every since. And have learned a lot on WU. And made some nice friends like you. :)
Thanks Athome you are one of my best friends actually in here too you seem really nice hope one day I can meet you.I am actually surprise that Rita wasn`t the storm that change your perspective in weather.I am happy to know more about you.
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4. AtHomeInTX
11:43 AM GMT on June 24, 2013
Great blog Allan! :) Our paths to interest in meteorology have some similarities. Although it took me a lot more time to discover mine. I didn't start following the tropics until 2008. If all of the storms that hit my area before or that we evacuated from that missed my area didn't spark my interest in hurricanes you'd think Rita would have. She was a life changer for me. But even she didn't get didn't make me more curious about the weather. In the craziness that followed that storm I guess I just thought it was a once in a lifetime thing. By time we got settled into a home 2007 and Humberto came around. That makes 2007 unforgettable to me. lol. Even that I just thought it was another fluke. Then 2008 and Edouard came through in the wee hours of the morning. THAT'S when I started looking into things. It was like, "Enough already!" And that was right before an evacuation for Gustav that missed us. And days later Ike hit. I've been hooked every since. And have learned a lot on WU. And made some nice friends like you. :)
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3. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:34 AM GMT on June 24, 2013
Hey Allan...tha for that...
I know a little better of my central American buddies.
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2. allancalderini
11:17 AM GMT on June 24, 2013
Quoting zampaz:
Thank you for sharing a part of your world with me.
Thank you very much I never thought someone would read it though:D
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1. zampaz
11:11 AM GMT on June 24, 2013
Thank you for sharing a part of your world with me.
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My name is Allan Calderini I am 17 years old,a senior now :D thanks God I have a wonderful family and friends I live in Honduras in a cityname LaCeiba