It has been a while since I have had the chance to post a blog on here, but this is something to definitely write about. From October 11-16, I was in Louisville, KY for the annual National Weather Association (NWA) Conference. Members from different National Weather Service offices, television meteorologists, and those in other [...]
Today was my final day as an intern with the Severe Weather Team. Today I constructed my own forecast which will air on Weather Plus later today and tomorrow morning and afternoon. I also constructed most of the graphics for Tim tonight, sent out the Early Warning Neighborhood Forecast, updated the website, and sent [...]
Today was my last Wednesday with the Severe Weather Team, and my last day working with Meteorologist Tony Martin. I made some graphics and sent out the Early Warning Neighborhood Forecast.
Since this is my last day with Tony, I would like to thank him for everything he has taught me. Our discussions about [...]
Today began my last week interning with the Severe Weather Team. I work with all three of the guys today. I assisted Tim in making some more new graphics for the launch in August, sent out the Early Warning Neighborhood Forecast and entered scripts for Tony, and worked with Jim for the noon news.
Today I worked with Meteorologist Tony Martin as he tried to create a forecast builder for the forecast graphics panels, that has yet to be resolved. I also fulfilled my usual duties.
Be sure to enjoy the beautiful weather over the next couple days and watch the next Weather Kid on Friday.
Today begins my ninth and next to last week with the Channel 6 Severe Weather Team. Today, thus far, I worked with Chief Meteorologist Jim Burton. It was good to see him since he was out all of last week. Meteorologist Tony Martin will be coming in a bit later today, and I will [...]
Today was a very productive day as I taped two¬ one minute segments that can be used for my resume tape. Tony offered some very good feedback as I continue to hone my skills.
Tony and I then watch Star Trek: Voyager and worked on a new State College Spikes forecast graphic.
After my extended Fourth of July lay-off, I got back into the thick of things with Tim today. We worked on a few new graphics, saw the new updated crawl for severe weather warnings and watches, and as always, got to enjoy the noon newscast with Bill Brown.
Heading into the Fourth Weekend looks like a chance of thunderstorms across the Alleghenies. As Tim has been talking about today, there is the chance for showers and thunderstorms starting Thursday and lasting into next Tuesday. Below is the Convective Outlook for July 3. Below the picture is the actual discussion from the Storm [...]
Today has been a slow day at WJAC as there is no noon news due to Wimbledon.
The past two days were very interesting with the severe thunderstorms that rolled into the region. Meteorologist Tim Tender set up a live blog during the severe weather, and I must say that I enjoyed it! I [...]
Yesterday, I’m sure as many of you know, some nice thunderstorms rolled through the region and produced some very vivid lightning, strong winds, and heavy downpours. In fact, two reports went to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. In downtown Johnstown, a 70 mph wind gust was reported by the National Weather Service [...]
Today I worked with Meteorologist Tony Martin as I constructed graphics for the 5, 5:30, and 6 shows, sent out the Early Warning Neighborhood Forecast, updated the website, and worked on the Thunder in the Valley graphic that was used this evening.
We also talked a little Star Trek and looked up some news [...]
Today I assisted Tim Tender in building the new graphics. We FINALLY completed constructing the Futurecast graphics and moved onto the contour graphics. We also talked about the severe weather yesterday in which my house had about 0.1″ diameter hail.
When Tony Martin came in, I sent out the Early Warning Neighborhood Forecast, updated [...]
Today is the official halfway point of my internship. It is hard to believe that I have finished 5 weeks with the Severe Weather Team. Today I was able to get in front of the green screen and practice with Tim and Jim. It was a lot of fun, and I think I have [...]
Below are some cool pictures of mammatus clouds (thanks Chuck Mahon)¬ from the severe thunderstorms that rolled through the region on Monday. Mammatus clouds are extremely rare in our area as they are found on the underside of the anvil of a severe thunderstorm. The mammatus cloud indicates an intense severe thunderstorm as rain [...]
Today turned into an interesting day when severe thunderstorm warnings went out for Jefferson, Clarion, and Forest Counties. Tim did a severe weather cut-in, and I zoomed in on Early Warning Doppler 6 for him. It was really cool to watch the storms develop and to see a severe weather cut-in live, not to [...]
Today finished up my fourth week at WJAC, and every week thus far has been exciting. Today I was with Chief Meteorologist Jim Burton and was present for a tour of the studio with student from Indiana County. They were really excited and asked a lot of questions. Jim seemed to enjoy them and [...]
Today I worked with Meteorologist Tony Martin. I work sent out the forecast for the Tribune-Democrat, updated the website, sent out the Early Warning Neighborhood Forecast, and made a new graphic with Tony for the newscast. Today debuted the Hike and Bike Forecast which I assisted Tony in creating.
Friday is the next Weather [...]
Today I worked with Chief Meteorologist Jim Burton in studio B as the new studio gets overhauled. I made a graphic about the storms we will see tomorrow that will be shown tomorrow at Sunrise. As the cold front approaches tomorrow, we can expect some nice thunderstorms to move through the region. The Storm [...]
Today was a very busy day with the noon newscast, and then I made the forecast with Tim Tender. This was definitely fun and interesting as I got to see another viewpoint in making a forecast different from what I have been taught and is commonly practiced at Cal since we all learn from [...]