By: Josh Eachus
Days like Tuesday aren’t “fun” for meteorologists. Sure, your adrenaline pumps; weather is THE story, maybe forecasting or broadcasting the big tornado outbreak is what you dreamed of as a kid. But that adolescent excitement, that trigger-happy, model-tweeting teenager in you, is quickly jettisoned out of a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed state of being when the tornado outbreak isn’t just a figment of your imagination, or a college test, but a palpable, heart-pulsing REALITY.
By. Dr. Laura Myers
How does the public get their weather information and what do they do with it when they get it? These are questions the weather warning research community has been exploring for some time. We have good data on the modalities people use to get their weather information, including smart phones, NOAA weather radios, sirens, the Internet, television, and even social media.
By: Dr. Susan Jasko
As a child of the 70’s, the lyrics of Teach Your Children Well, by Graham Nash came immediately to mind as I thought about what we wanted and needed to say about our expectations of ourselves and of others here on this blog. Nash wrote, “You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by…”. This resonates in several key ways for us as we discussed our aims and hopes for launching this communication effort. We vary in background and education, but share an interest in weather and climate matters, including the communication of scientific information to others. That is, to be more precise, we share a concern for the ethical, efficacious, and timely communication of such information.
By: Gary Szatkowski
Who thinks this is strictly a physical science problem? Hopefully, you did not raise your hand.