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26 February 2008

A Tribute to Gary Shore

I first met Gary Shore in the Summer of 1979. I had written him a letter asking if by chance he needed a weather intern. I was a second year college student majoring in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. Gary was the Chief Meteorologist at the NBC affilliate (KJRH-TV) in Tulsa. He had taken the town by storm. He had a Masters degree in Meteorology, and had already nailed …


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10 February 2008

A Severe Weather Forecaster’s Worst Nightmare

When the thunderstorms moving into NW Alabama rapidly intensified early Wednesday morning, I knew trouble was coming. It was after 2 AM and most people were asleep. Tornadic thunderstorms in the middle of the night are truly a forecaster’s worst nightmare. Most people still do not have NOAA weather radios and even in areas with sirens, the residents are unlikely to hear them in their homes. Every Meteorologist I know …


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