Commonly referred to as "weather balloons", radiosondes are typically launched by the National Weather Service at locations near their Weather Forecast Offices
(WFOs) (Peterson and Durre, 2004).
The understanding of various weather-related topics is increased through this hands-on training, which surely improves the collaboration process between OK-First attendees and the NWS offices that serve Oklahoma" (Ed Calianese, warning coordination meteorologist, NWS Weather Forecast Office
, Tulsa, Oklahoma).
The combination of staff training and preparation with core partners, technical upgrades, and streamlining of tropical operations at the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office
(WFO) in Key West, Florida, in the months leading up to Hurricane Irma, along with an "all hands on deck" approach with desk staffing and delegation of duties, resulted in seamless operations, consistent messaging, and critical support to key decision-makers for Hurricane Irma's impact on the Florida Keys.
COHEN--NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office, Topeka, Kansas; ROGERS--NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office, Phoenix, Arizona; MOORE--NOAA/NWS/ Weather Forecast Office
, Grand Forks, North Dakota; BOOTHE-NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office, Las Vegas, Nevada
As long as the severe thunderstorm has maintained a severe status as indicated by the local Weather Forecast Office
for at least 30 minutes of the valid period, a Convective SIGMET must be issued.
AFFILIATIONS: Cordeira--Department of Atmospheric Science and Chemistry, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire; Ralph and Martin--Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California; Gaggini and Spackman--Science and Technology Corporation, Boulder, Colorado; Neiman--Physical Sciences Division, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado; Rutz--NOAA/ NWS/Western Region Headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah; Pierce--NOAA/NWS/San Diego Weather Forecast Office
, San Diego, California
The scenario was created in consultation with the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Mount Holly, New Jersey, Weather Forecast Office
and the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center, and incorporated products developed by those offices specifically for this scenario.
Colon Perez, former meteorologist-in-charge of the San Juan Weather Forecast Office
(formerly also National Hurricane Center-East) and AMS Fellow, passed away on July 12 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.