I met some mets! By Jennifer Lopez

July 18, 2008 at 8:45 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No, I am not talking about baseball players from New York!  The other day I met some of the wonderful meteorologists over at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.  The center is staffed with more than 40 meteorologists who are very busy tracking all the different types of weather we get here in North Texas.   From poor air quality to tornadoes, they are constantly watching the skies and to help keep us safe.

 

  But, you know the saying “it takes a village”, well it is a group effort to help us all stay safe from rough weather.  That is where you come in.  Do you love the weather?  Are you constantly watching NBC5 for our forecast or going to NBC5i.com to look at the radar?  (Well don’t stop doing that!)  Seriously though, if you are intrigued by the weather and want to do more with your passion, than you can be a storm spotter for the NWS.  For more information about the spotter programs or to learn more about weather, you can visit the “Jetstream” online weather school: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream

 

When I went to the NWS I also got to see the West Gulf River Forecast Office.    Tons to look at here, one of the many things they do is keep tabs on the water gauges of all the rivers that flow through the Lone Star State.  They have a keen interest in how much precipitation is making it into Texas.  If you have ever thought of tracking rain, hail or snow, than go to http://www.cocorahs.org.

 

 

One more tidbit, for important weather safety you can visit http://www.srh.weather.gov/fwd/skywarn.html

 

Lastly, a big thanks for the entire staff over at NWS.  I greatly appreciate the visit and for all the help they give me each morning with my forecast

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