I mentioned in a blog a week ago that Chief Meteorologist Kerrin Jeromin and I would be going to a winter weather workshop at the National Weather Service in Burlington. We did go and now it's time for me to report back to you!
First a history lesson. The NWS-BTV hosts this workshop every year. The team of meteorologists also provide a summer workshop. Both take place prior, or at the beginning, to the upcoming winter/summer season. It's a helpful and informative session for meteorologists and broadcasters to get together, chat about expectations in the upcoming season, discuss past storms and what happened, and improvements to the future. This year's session was nothing short of that.
I did miss a bit of the agenda that day, as I had to finish my daytime job on television! However when I arrived I caught several presentations. They were about:
You can see the talks here, but just for a short time. I'm sorry if the link doesn't work because it will only be available for a 'short time.'
Again I didn't stay for all of them, but got a majority listed there. Here are the summaries for each of those topics:
Another highlight of my day was getting a sticker! Yes, I was presented a sticker for the BTV Snack Shop. Never heard of that? Well it's the snack shop at the weather service office which offers a great array of sodas, waters, and treats. However you must pay your fair share for the item. I got the sticker because I mentioned the BTV Snack Shop in a previous blog when writing about the forecast contest. A friendly contest every summer/winter between meteorologists awards the winners with a free treat from the snack shop. I sure hope I can win one of the categories this winter...
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier