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2 February 2015

The Funny Side of A Missed Forecast

I made an appearance on our local talk show Delmarva Life last Friday with Mike Lichniak our weekend meteorologist, and we talked about the funny side of a missed forecast. Our morning meteorologist Brian Keane also chimed in with some of the messages from social media. I also talked about how we forecasters can communicate a difficult forecast in a better way. Note: Skip to about 20 secs into the …


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24 May 2014

The Deterministic Dilemma

This is a guest post from Sean Sublette, the Chief Meteorologist for WSET-TV in Lynchburg-Roanoke, Va. It gives you an idea of the issues that forecasters face in attempting to communicate a forecast, and the uncertainty that is always present in any scientific prediction. I’ve thought about it for a few years now. Greg Fishel, Chief Meteorologist at WRAL in Raleigh, mentioned it at a conference a couple of years ago. More recently, …


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3 September 2012

Joe Romm’s Must Read Book

Joe Romm is a physicist who writes the very popular Climate Progress blog, and he has written one incredibly valuable book. If you are in any way involved in communication, especially science communication, this book is a must read. Rarely do I finish a book and like it so much, that I reread it almost immediately. I did this one. Language Intelligence is about the power of rhetoric, and how …


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