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The Definition Of A Forecaster

Not long ago I came up with a definition of a forecaster: Assess the current conditions Identify the influences on those conditions Make a prediction as to how the influences will affect the future This is a really interesting article. … Continue reading

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Time Warp

Time to mention this time warp again. Good effort in dealing with one of the inherent problems with social media…old data. We have some arrows showing direction (since a static radar image is next to useless except for the users … Continue reading

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Weather Geek Art

I was in Norman, OK, this week and found this fantastic sculpture in the lobby of the National Weather Center. (h/t Rick Smith) It is about 7 feet high, made of metal. Each Oklahoma county is a separate piece and … Continue reading

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AlexaHomeDotEchoHomePod Smart Speakers

Kinda blown away by the latest chart from the Borrell Associates newsletter. The Apple HomePod is not even available yet but look at the numbers. Borrell says that “smart speaker” ownership is already at 11% in the U.S. Eleven percent … Continue reading

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Leave Your Station

Every now and then I hear some version of “You can’t cover your market unless you get out in it.” My first radio program manager said, “Buy a house, look like you live here.” A TV news consultant once said, … Continue reading

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The Death of Design

I’m certain I’ll get called on the carpet for this but here it goes anyway. This is a television weather app. The thing that pushed me over the edge to write about it is because two days after this redesign … Continue reading

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Hype is…

Congratulations to WSFO Norman for a very successful Integrated Warning Team (IWT) meeting last week. IWT meetings are happening at more and more Weather Service Offices and are a great opportunity for media, NWS and EMA folks to gather, get … Continue reading

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