Tag Archives: National Weather Service

Skywarn Training

Yesterday, I got Skywarn trained, again.  I went to a training class a few weeks ago, but another one was offered in conjunction with the Duke City Hamfest, so I attended it as well. I always enjoy these.  I have … Continue reading

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NWS Newsletter – Sterling, VA

Once a quarter, the Sterling, VA, office of the National Weather Service (NWS) publishes and distributes a newsletter to all of its local Skywarn Spotters.  It is a really neat idea.  My father always sends me an electronic copy, and … Continue reading

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Another Day at the NWS

Today was an active severe weather day at the NWS, so things were quite busy.  I set up a balloon launch, but an approaching thunderstorm delayed the launch. It was neat seeing the different tools available to the NWS for … Continue reading

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Sixth Day at the NWS

Wednesday was my sixth day job shadowing at the Albuquerque NWS Office.    Originally, I was to learn about fire weather and aviation weather on this day, but the full extent of the monsoon season prevented that.  Instead, I got to … Continue reading

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Fifth Day at the NWS

Today was my fifth day job-shadowing at the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque. I sat in on the preparation and delivery of the press meeting that occurs every Monday. The purpose of the press meeting is to disseminate all … Continue reading

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Fourth Day at the NWS

Today was the fourth day of job shadowing at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. I spent the beginning of the day learning about the end of the month and beginning of the month reports and paperwork that needed to … Continue reading

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Third Day at the NWS

I attended job shadowing today. I met with their multimedia and social media point of contact and he showed me all of the ways that the NWS sends its products to the public. At this point, Twitter and Facebook are … Continue reading

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Second Day at The NWS

This morning, I job-shadowed the radar shift. Most NWS offices do not have a specific radar shift, but the Albuquerque NWS does. This is due to the large area the Albuquerque office covers- it is the largest warning area in … Continue reading

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First Day at the NWS

This summer, I will be participating in a job shadowing program at the National Weather Service (NWS). There will be several days where I go and experience life in the NWS office. Today, I shadowed the meteorologist who was working … Continue reading

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Summer School is in Session

Today begins the summer school session at Missisippi State.   I am taking Synoptic Meteorology and am really optimistic about it.  There are so many things at the synoptic scale that I don’t understand yet.  I am really looking forward to … Continue reading

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