New Weather Technology To Lead Us Into The Future

It’s Friday afternoon and in about 90 minutes, I will be making my on-air debut with our weather graphics system from Weather Central.  It’s called “Fusion”.  It debuted Wednesday afternoon at  5 p.m., but this will be my first time working with it for you.

So far, so good.  That’s from the perspective of putting my forecast and show together.

In the past, I’ve worked with the WSI weather system in Youngstown, Ohio, and Salisbury, Maryland, and with Weather Central here in Moline, Illinois, from when I started in November 2005 until April 2009 when our news director, at the time, thought it would be best to switch to Accuweather.  Big mistake!

What a depressing time for us meteorologists to have to use that sub-standard weather system.  There’s a reason that it’s known as “Crap-uweather” in the industry.  Good riddance!

Once again, I feel competitive as we head into the spring and summer severe weather system with the tools that we now have available.

I’ve always said that I don’t care if I had to draw on a weather map or have fronts, highs and lows, rain and snow symbols, or clouds made out of poster board and taped on a map to present my weather.  Don’t laugh.  I did that at Murray State University in the 1980s when I was in college.  I have my college weather resume tape to prove it complete with a very southern accent.  I’ll have to get it transferred and post it for you. 🙂

So friends, join WQAD on a fantastic weather ride into the future with a fresh new way to look at the weather again!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Kathy Markham McCoy on January 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I think it went great Friday night. And I would LOVE to see (and hear) your college weather tape. 🙂


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