Final Thoughts on NWA Meeting

Final Thoughts on NWA Meeting
Although the 2012 National Weather Association meeting wraps up today, my last day at the conference was Wednesday. In my last few sessions at the conference, several more interesting points were discussed. First of all, the National Weather Service’s Central Region provided preliminary results from the new impact based warnings used this summer. The new ...

NWA Day 2: Visible Satellite at Night Possible

NWA Day 2: Visible Satellite at Night Possible
Another busy, but very interesting day is wrapping up at the National Weather Association meeting in Madison. The highlight of today may have been details regarding VIIRS data available to the National Weather Service. That satellite data now includes a new ‘night band’, essentially allowing for a visible satellite image at night. Traditional visible satellites ...

NWA Meets in Madison 2

NWA Meets in Madison
For the second year in a row, I have the privilege of attending the National Weather Association Annual Meeting. This year’s conference is being held in Madison, Wisconsin. The Broadcast Meteorology session kicked off the event Sunday morning. The importance of social media was a recurring theme, as it has been at several other past ...

AMS Broadcast Conference Caps Off Summer

AMS Broadcast Conference Caps Off Summer
The American Meteorological Society wrapped up its 40th annual Broadcast Meteorology conference Friday in Boston. I was fortunate enough to attend. The conference was an excellent opportunity to meet broadcast meteorologists from around the country. It was enlightening to hear of their challenges, and successes, in a rapidly changing industry. While the benefits of dual ...

Another Visit to Deer Hill

Another Visit to Deer Hill
I recently visited Cohasset’s Deer Hill School to speak to all six third grade classes about weather. We discussed everything from cloud types to tornadoes. It was the 6th year in a row that I’ve visited the school to discuss weather. While I’ve mostly visited the third graders, I’ve also spoke to the 4th and ...

Summer Plans

Summer Plans
Although hard to believe, my summer started last Thursday. With the beginning of summer 2012 comes the frightening, yet exciting, realization that I only have one semester left of college. In December, I intend on graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with my degree in meteorology. Before that time arrives, I will spend the summer ...

Drought Declared

Warm, dry conditions have now led to an official drought in Southeastern Massachusetts. The drought declaration comes just a day after a brush fire scorched several acres of land in Hingham’s Town Forest. The Patriot Ledger recently wrote an article about the warm, dry conditions and asked me for some perspective. > Read the Article

‘The Weather Guys’ of the South Shore

'The Weather Guys' of the South Shore
The South Shore is no stranger to extreme weather, including Nor’Easters and the occasional hurricane. As a result, the area boasts several notable meteorologists. I was flattered to be included in a recent South Shore Magazine feature that profiled a few of those meteorologists, including Tim Kelley of NECN, Rob Gilman of WATD-FM, and Blue ...

Weekly Forecasts on HCAM-TV

Weekly Forecasts on HCAM-TV
You may remember that over the summer some of my weather features aired on HCAM-TV in Hingham. Now, HCAM-TV is also airing my extended forecast for Hingham and the South Shore. The weekly produced piece airs daily on HCAM-TV at 6:30am, 12:30pm, and 6:30pm. HCAM-TV can be found on Comcast Channel 97 and Verizon Channel ...

AMS 2012 Highlights

AMS 2012 Highlights
This year’s Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was fortunate enough to be selected as an AMS Assistant for the 2012 meeting, which meant I was funded to work and attend the conference. Here are a few of the meeting highlights. Weather Ready:┬áThis term came up over ...