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  1. icbinb

    Tour 1 and flight options

    They are a pre-paid credit card. You can load an amount of dollars on to them as and when required. The card can be used in any place that would typically take a credit card, but you can also use it at an ATM to draw out dollars if you need to. Top-ups can be done online and the money becomes available to use shortly after.
  2. icbinb

    Looking forward to T4

    Tour 4 will now end in Winnipeg.
  3. icbinb

    Chase Days 25 & 26 - Heading North WAY North!

    But not your Mountain Dew.
  4. icbinb

    Chase Days 25 & 26 - Heading North WAY North!

    Stick to Minnesota. You know my thoughts on Iowa.......
  5. icbinb

    Looking forward to T4

    The best events this year have been the little ones. This week just gone was a prime example. Tour 3 looks like hard work, but the CFS is showing good signs of a good Northern Plains stretch for tour 4.
  6. icbinb

    Chase Day 20 - CO/NE/KS/TX/OK

    Probably another dirty wedge day. Good luck and stay safe.
  7. icbinb

    Tour 1, the lead up.

    A busy first few days before a well needed rest at the end of the week. We are bound to bump into you at some point I'm sure. Go and nail a nice Colorado tornado on Saturday.
  8. icbinb

    Quick streaming test - help needed!

    Working fine on a laptop with Chrome.
  9. icbinb

    Flights 2016

    Have you tried searching for Dublin to DFW alone? There should be some flights that don't involve a silly trip via Heathrow. You just have to get to Dublin somehow! Separate searches for some reason gives better results.
  10. icbinb

    2016 Storm Chase Tour - Which Tour are you on?

    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ Looks very healthy in the Plains for a change. I'm feeling pretty optimistic.
  11. I studied Meteorology as a mature student as the University of Reading. To do this I took A-Level Maths using a distance learning course fro the National Extension College. It really wasn't that expensive, and I could work at my own pace while still employed. The downside is you have to arrange to sit to your own exams, which I did via a local school. Physics was more troublesome, as most qualifications require lab work. I was lucky in that I was accepted on a Science Foundation Degree which brought me up to speed in the maths and physics required for meteorology. Sadly the course is no longer run at Reading, but I believe Leeds still has one with progression into meteorology.
  12. I found Holton useful for the mathematical side of things. It can be a bit of a tough read though!! In my first year I purchased a different book by Ahrens which I found very good for explanations: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0495555746?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
  13. icbinb

    Chase day 25 - NE/SD/ND

    One of those days where the team may have to compromise on a target with a view to tomorrow's risk. If I were ignoring tomorrow I would probably sit somewhere like Eureka.
  14. icbinb

    Chase Day 19 Discussion - TX/OK/KS/CO

    Dominator has a tornado
  15. icbinb

    Chase Day 19 Discussion - TX/OK/KS/CO

    Tough balance between wind fields and CAPE today. From the comfort of my living room I will virtually sit in Pampa, TX today. Hopefully the large CAPE will do the trick. Might be a late one for a tornado threat though.