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Some thoughts on recent tropical storm communication

Much like Danny before it, Tropical Storm Erika was no match for dry air, wind shear, and the higher terrain of islands in the Caribbean. Fears for a landfalling Erika were unfounded for the United States, however, and Florida will … Continue reading

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Weather May Not Be Enough

We’ve talked before about the winners in the digital age. Platforms and aggregators, and here comes The Weather Channel as both. As predicted, TWC is signing up stations, at the corporate level, and wants to become “the homepage for planet … Continue reading

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Woof

Big shout-out to NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Mission accomplished @DallasShelter. #ClearTheShelters @NBCDFW #desocuparlosalbergues @Telemundo39 #Dallas #DFW pic.twitter.com/JrUtEXr4E4 — Brian Curtis (@BrianCurtisNBC5) August 15, 2015 This is what social media is supposed to be. As I understand it, the station started … Continue reading

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Hello Texoma!

Not sure if I have ever told this story. It is worth repeating. 100 years ago, when I first began interning with James Spann, I made a critical observation of how he became “James Spann”. Every day he did a … Continue reading

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Snakes and Lab Rats

I’ve about had it with Facebook. (yes…again) Go take a look at this Facebook is experimenting on us again. A couple of weeks ago, in the middle of a record breaking monthly rainfall in my market, I posted this picture … Continue reading

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Release The Humans

I’ve just started Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull. In the first chapter I can tell it is going to be a favorite. Catmull runs Pixar. Here is one of the early money quotes: The definition of superb animation is that … Continue reading

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Civility, Correction, and the Weather Enterprise

When I was a cub chief meteorologist at a TV station in rural Texas, I noticed that our competition was using one of the credentials of our trade in a way that, while technically against the rules, wasn’t really causing … Continue reading

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