Discussion of Related Weather Info and Regions

Discussion in 'Weather' started by mysteriew, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    I've always been confused about where Oh fell when they talked about regions.

    It doesn't feel like it is in the west. It is in the eastern half of the country. But it is listed as Midwest. Go figure.
     
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  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Growing up, KS was considered a midwestern state - in fact, the ne plus ultra of midwestern states. Then it slowly became "central region." Here in OK, ten miles from the SE KS line, hard by the borders of both Missouri and Arkansas, I am now considered to be in the "southwestern region," with NM, AZ, et al. Miles from here to Albuquerque: 749.
     
  4. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    LOL I am guessing your area didn't move?

    Just some scientists perception of where you are moved?
     
  5. Woe.be.gone

    Woe.be.gone Well-Known Member

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    Why is the midwest called the midwest I wonder. Never questioned or thought about this before, but aren't these states closer to the east than the west? Especially when considering the states that are considered to be central. Just a weird observation. Maybe the states' regional name took hold before the real west was developed and just stuck and stayed that way.
     
  6. raine1212

    raine1212 Former Member

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    I have no clue, I always thought it was strange.
     
  7. Woe.be.gone

    Woe.be.gone Well-Known Member

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    LOL! Before I read your post, I posted something similar. Maybe we need to rename our regions!
     
  8. Woe.be.gone

    Woe.be.gone Well-Known Member

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    I consider Iowa and Kansas midwestern states, always have. Kansas is further west from where I grew up in the 'midwest' - ha!
    Shouldn't central be in the middle? Or, why not simply divide mid east and mid west and call it a day?
     
  9. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Hm. Let's see. The geographic center of the contiguous 48 United States, says Wiki, "is pinpointed by a historical marker that is located within a small park at the intersection of AA Road and K-191, accessible by a turn-off from U.S. Route 281 approximately a mile north of the town of Lebanon KS." (Been there!) So it's fair to call Kansas "central region," I suppose, even though that's about as milquetoast a description as one will find. (What about the Dorothy-inspired "There's no place like home" region, I ask you? Darn.) Kansas National Guard needs to arm and push east to reclaim our "midwestern" designation.
     
  10. raine1212

    raine1212 Former Member

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    How about we just change the thread titles to the states...lol.. Now I am confused
     
  11. raine1212

    raine1212 Former Member

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    Let me know if the Title threads with the states are better
     
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    Oh heck....now you tell us after we built the Arch in St. Louis! :floorlaugh: We can still claim to be the 'gateway' to the mid-west.
     
  13. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    The Arch is so cool. Looks as perfect as a silver safety pin with both ends stuck into the earth, from a jet plane thousands of feet above. One of the highlights of senior trip, riding to the top and peering out its windows at the thick brown bootlace of a mighty river far below. I love St. Louis, but, then, I would, as I've been a Cardinals fan for life.
     
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    We may just have to see what eventually works best. This is not an easy forum to start! Quite frankly I don't know how I'd name the threads. If there is an earthquake say in Big City, California or only the Florida keys were threatened by a hurricane those will be easy. But if there is Mississippi heavy rains and flooding along Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana it might be a little tricky.

    It will all work out in the end. We will all figure it out.

    I'm just very excited to have a weather sub forum, especially under Up to the Minute forum where it is easy to find quickly.
     
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    I wouldn't go up in the Arch. Hubby and kids did but me the mom bravely stayed down on the ground floor coward section. I have vertigo and hate heights. Not afraid to fly though.
     
  16. longtallcold

    longtallcold What happened to Nancy Jenkins?

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    FWIW -- I think the term "Midwest" is an historical term, rather than geographical.... but then again we call our area the great lakes states so what do I know :p
     
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    raine1212 Former Member

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    We will Figure it out and I am starting a new thread just for Discussions
     
  18. raine1212

    raine1212 Former Member

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    Ok I have moved all our post here so we do not clog the Midwestern thread.
     
  19. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Well that could be interesting, every time a storm system crossed state lines a new thread would pop up. If they did a few back and forths like they sometimes do or if it is a long storm system threads would go crazy.

    But no, I don't think we should change it. This is the way the media describes this area (I think.)

    LOL I just think of it every time I see this area described as the Midwest. So it just sort of popped out...... autotyped
     
  20. my_tee_mouse

    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    I dunno...at the rate the severity of these storms is increasing, I'm expecting to see OK in my backyard any storm now.
     
  21. my_tee_mouse

    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    And if AR, OK, TX, NM and LA are due south of "Central," then why isn't this area called "South Central" instead of "Southwest?"
     

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