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Pat Shingleton: "Getting into the Act..."

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago August 27, 2013 Aug 27, 2013 Tuesday, August 27 2013 August 27, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

The 6th named storm of the season is a "remnant." Fernand beached in Mexico. Our readers and viewers have become "storm predictors" by clicking on applications for radar, satellites and storm models. In 1977, while at the "other" station, my friend and co-worker, Grey Hammett, retrieved four-hour-old satellite pictures from the Weather Service in New Orleans. I used the old storm photo on-the-air; not presented before in Baton Rouge. Dave Nussbaum's associate, Dr. Ryan Wade, at UAB-Huntsville, noted in his dissertation that budding meteorologists would comb through trash cans at the local weather offices to review Hurricane Hunter Data on crumpled satellite photos. It appears that, just like me in the 70s, these students were gathering data.

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