OMG. That’s slush in the photo above. You know what that means.
A winter-like storm pushed through Nebraska today. This was my first time since leaving Fox61 to really use my cold weather skills. So far, so good.
What has changed over the last few years is access to high res hourly model outputs and more local realtime observations. Nebraska has a well done network of highway cameras plus weather stations. I never feel disadvantaged. I always know and can see what’s going on.
My job continues to be interpreter and translator as much pure forecaster. All this data to curate and edit.
I know much more about the day’s weather than I can describe or you can absorb. I attempt to prioritize the data based on need. That part’s educated guesswork.
It will be quiet now for the next week. Good practice. Winter hasn’t officially begun. Don’t be fooled by the Christmas commercials.