I’m typing this with one eye on the radar. We’re in the middle of a severe thunderstorm watch, though severe thunderstorms seem less likely through the rest of the evening. Flooding on the other hand is a more pressing problem. From the Naugatuck Valley into the Middletown area some cells moved slowly enough to cause trouble!
The term is “training” when storm cells follow storm cells over the same path. We had plenty of training.
As severe weather goes this was a moderate event. That was good for me. I had no trouble with the meteorology, but I’m still getting used to the equipment. I made calls to Rachel Frank and Dan Amarante who were both able to point me in the right direction when I got lost!
After decades of using weather graphics gear from one vendor I’m now using equipment from their competitor. Both do most of the same things, but force you to jump trough different hoops to show it on-air.
I’ve felt comfortable here from day one, but with today’s event I’m feeling more confident on the equipment side. That’s a big deal and it makes today’s storms a confidence builder going forward.