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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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