Reflections on a Quarter Century of Storm Forecasting

Iā€™m paid well enough, and the taxpayer deserves no less than excellence in return for his/her investment in me. That is my driven purpose in the years remaining in full-time severe-weather forecasting.

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Some Images of the Nocturnal “Casino Tornado”

It’s nothing that will win a juried Biennale competition or Pulitzer, nor even make a worthy piece of wallpaper, but it does document the event.

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Communicating Forecasts for Dangerous Weather: Points and Counterpoints

That improvement role need not reside solely or even largely with the forecasters themselves. The forecasters are educated and trained not as social scientists or graphics artists, but as expert tropical meteorologists, and are the best in the world at what they do, bar none. I see the bulk of needed work — and this applies to other hazardous weather types too — as further along the chain of the Integrated Warning System.

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