Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Big Weather Week At FOX19

Frank Marzullo Here...
We are in the heart of SEVERE WEATHER SEASON here in the Tri-State and your Storm Tracker Weather Team is working to keep you informed when it comes to tracking storms. It's our mission here at FOX19 To Keep You Safe, and it's not just a saying that some consultant told us to use, it's a commitment to you. We hope we can provide you with new information you can use in your everyday life. This week we have two very unique ways to inform you both On-Air, Online, and in person.
First: Tonight at 6pm, Steve Horstmeyer kicks off our Severe Weather Series, Keeping You Save. Steve will look at the challenges that local meteorologist face when predicting severe weather and determining if a WARNING is necessary. The National Weather Service is responsible for issuing the WARNINGS but what criteria do they use when making that determination, Steve examines this issue tonight on the FOX19 Evening News at 6pm.

Our series continues Wednesday night at 6pm, when you hear the sirens that means a tornado warning has been issued for your neighborhood, correct? The answer surprisingly is no, in some communities. Our Pat Barry addresses this confusing policy and asks if we should have a standard policy so everyone is on the same page, Wednesday night on the FOX19 Evening News at 6pm.

Then Thursday at 6pm, We all remember what to do during a Tornado Warning, but it's always a good idea to refresh our skills. I'll walk you through step by step and help you come up with a Severe Weather Safety Plan, for your family. If we can reduce the anxiety levels of your children then severe weather may not seem so scary to them. Check out my link on our Weather Web page that will tie in to my story Thursday night. Click Here: http://www.fox19.com/Global/story.asp?S=12416073

Second: Tomorrow marks our 2nd FOX19 Reds Weather Day at Great American Ballpark. Steve, Pat, and I will present a 45min weather presentation to over 3,000 kids before the Reds take the field against the New York Mets. It's a great chance for school kids to get close to the field and learn about SEVERE WEATHER and then enjoy a afternoon of baseball. At this point it looks wonderful 81 degrees and plenty of sunshine. Look for highlights at 6 and 10pm tomorrow night, I am little nervous because I get to catch the first pitch from Steve, hopefully I will not drop it!

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