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About Me: My grandparents were born in the Indian Territory / Oklahoma. My parents were born in Oklahoma, as was I, my wife, my children and my grandchildren. I was an irresponsbile teenager (it was the 60's, what can I say?) but managed to mature a little. I attend the University of Oklahoma and got a BA in History and went to work for a Fortune 500 company where I was unhappy. Eventually, I went back to OU for my MBA and PhD in MIS (ABD). I became a contract programmer because I programmed much better than I published. I also became a VAR for a firm selling accounting software written in a computer language called dBase that was designed for the Intel 8088 processor. I stayed firmly seated at the grindstone and in the first years of the new millenium I decided I needed a change. I figured that if I was ever going to to do all those things I said that I wanted to do, I'd better get going. In 2005 I sold my house and business and went to truck driving school. I now drive a Big Rig - mine - and I try not to work more than 6 months a year. I make an effort to spend at least 3 months a year outside of the U.S. I'm married. My wife and I have 6 kids and 9 grandchildren. Maybe that's why I like to travel so much.

Postscript: In December, 2010 I hung up my Driver's cap for good. The road had taken its' toll. I was no longer willing to drive 180 days a year, regardless of the money and the ability to work when I wanted. I had seen America. I was tired of being gone from home for 9 months a year. I needed a rest. In 2011 I sold my truck and trailer and was unemployed for the year. However, I wasn't inactive. I traveled overseas to Asia and South America for several months. In the fall I enrolled in an online course to to become certified in Oracle, the world's preeminent database. I want to go back to work sometime in the near future as a software developer or administrator. Even though I programmed for 20+ years, my skills are dated. Fortunately, I have a little flexibility as to my future.

RollingOkie OKC, Jan 1, 2012

Search By Precipitation

Want to know all of the cities in the database that have a lot of rainfall? Or, are you like me and want to know when and where to go in SE Asia to avoid the monsoons? Maybe you're looking for a little time in the desert. For instance, you can click [HERE] to bring up a list of all cities that have a minimum precipitation amount 10 inches and a maximum of 20 inches, which is a lot water. This option allows a user to put in their own values for low and high averages.

In the fields below you can provide values for the high and low precipitation values for a given month. If the numbers are quite broad, you can get a very large number of locations whose monthly minimum and maximum values fall within the range. Please note that the program will only return a maximum of 200 location/month combinations. Let's be realistic, the odds on going to more than 200 locations on one trip aren't really high. There are also selections to limit the month to one particular month as well as a section to limit the results to one particular region of the world. These choices help to narrow the search. Again, the point of this screen is to find a location in the world where the range of precipitation that falls in a given month makes the location an ideal place to visit at a particular time. Note that all temperatures on this screen are in fahrenheit. For temperatures in celsius, check the city or temperature search screens. Also, the precipitation is in inches. Sorry, I'm an American and we do things differently the the other 95% of the world.

     Min Prec:      Max Prec:     Month:     Region:       

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