Meteorologists explain what weather event affected them most

Meteorologists explain what weather event affected them most

Meteorologists from WISN 12’s sister stations across the county share weather events they will never forget



“FORECASTING OUR FUTURE” SECTION. MOST OF YOU GET YOUR WEAERTH INFORMATION HERE ON TV AND ONLINE, INTERACTING WITH OUR METEOROLOGISTS HERINE WEATHER WATCH 12. WE WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU NOW TO MORE OF OUR WEATHER EXPERTS, AND HEAR ABOUT THE WEATHER EVENTS THAT LEFT AND LASTING IMPACT ON THEM. >> WE HAD STORM TEAM COVERAGE. >> WE’VE GOT B ARAND-NEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING. >> WINDS UP TO 120 MPH. >> MY INSPIRATION FOR BECONGMI AND METEOROLOGIST WERE TWO STORMS THAT HAPPENED IN 1991 IN MY HOMETOWN. HURRICANE EVERY, FOLLOWED BYHE T PERFECT STORM. THE COASTAL FLOODING JUST WITH AFT LASTING IMPRESSION, AND I WAS AMAZED BY THE POWER OF MOTHER NARETU >> TSHI IS A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. >> LOOK AT HOW WIDE THIS TORNADO IS. >> AS PETRIFIED OF THUNDERSTORMS, I HATED THUNDER BECAUSE IT WAS SO LOUD, I CHECKED OUT SOME BOOKS, FOUND OUT IT WAS ONLY A NOISE, AND FROM THEN I’VE BEEN HOOKED. >> TO SAW LIGHTNING STRIKE AND TREE WHEN TO SEVEN YEARS OLD PYRAMID LIGHTNING HITHE T TREE, IT BLEW THE BARK OFF ALL THE TREE. IT EXPLODED PART OF THE TREE. I THOUGHT ATTH WAS THE NEATEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN. >> THE BIGGEST EVENT THAT I’VE HAD TO COVER AND MY TEAMAS H COVERED WAS BACK ON DECEMBER 15, 2021. THAT DERECHO PACKED WINDS OF 60 TO 90 MILES PER HOUR ACROSS MOST OF THE STA.TE AND THERE WERE OVER 60 TORNADOES THAT TOUCHED DOWN OVER THE COURSE OF THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. IN THINK A LOT OF PEOEPL WERE KIND OF SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS AND ASKING THE QUESTIONS, ARE WE SEEING CHANGES? IS WEUR BERECOMING MORE EXTREME? >> I TNKHI THE ONE EVENT THAT ALRELY HAD THE MOST IMPACT WAS THE FLOODS FROM 2010. I WAS DOING LIVE REPORTS, AS THE FLOODING WAS HAPPENING. AND IT JUST GOT PROGRESSIVELY RSWOE. I WAS ALONG THE INTERSTATE ALONG I-43. LITERAY, LL WE ARE NEXT TO A HOTEL, THERE’S MATTRESSES FLOATING DOWN THE MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD. THEY HAD TO SHUT THE INTERSTATE. THERE WERE TRUCKS CREATING WEEKS. THE WATER WAS UP TO THE MEDIAN. IT WAS 3-4 FEET HIGH. THERE WERE CARS THAT WERE FLOATING AROUND ALL OVER. IT WAS A CRAZY DAY. TRAGICALLY, ONE JUST DIDN’T HAPPEN. BUT THANKFULLY, IT COULD’VE BNEE A LOT WORSE, THE WARNINGS THAT WERE SENT T OUREALLY MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE. >> REMEMRBE – I REMEMBER ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY OF 2019 BEING IN PA CIFIC JUNCTION, WHEN THE WATER STARTED COMING OVER THE RAILROAD TRACKS. A FEW MINUTES LATER, WE HEARD TH E SIRENS BLARING AROUND TOWN THAT THE WERE SAYING, GET OUT, EVACUATE. THE WATER’S COMING OR.VE SO WE GOT T.OU SEEINGHE T DEVASTATION OF IT, IT HAD TRENEMDOUS IMPACTS TO SO MANY PEOPLE IN SO MANY MMCOUNITIES, THAT WE’RE STILL SEEING THOSE IMPACTS TODAY. >> ONE DAY THAT I HONESTLY WILL NEVER FORGET IS THE DAY THAWET GOT ABOUT A FOOT OF RAIN IN A LITTLE OVER A 12 HOUR PERIOD. >> STORM AFTER STORM, SHOWER AFTER SHOWER. >> AND THAT AMOUNT OF RAIN IN THAT SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME LED TO EXTRAORDINARY FLASH FLOODING ON A SCALE THAT, YEAH, AT LEAST PARTS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS EITHER HADN’T SEEN OR AT LEAST CERTAINLY HADN’T SEEN IN MODERN TIS.ME WE HAD TWO CHILDREN. WHO DIED ON THIS DAY IN THE FLOOD WA.TE AND THAT IN PARTICULAR, THE TWO KIDS, WILL NEVER PROBABLY LEAVE ME. >> THE WDSIN ARE DEFINITELY OVER US. >> THIS WAS A LADY WHO LIVEDN TO OAK GROVE, WHICH IS A DIFFERENT TORNADO, SHE CAME UP TO ME AT A GROCERY STORE AND SHE CAME UP TO ME AND SAID THAT I SAVED HER LIFE. SHE QUOTED MANE D SAID, “YO ” MAY BE IGNORED AT 20 TO WARNING BEFO, RE IF YOU WERE IN OAK GROVE, THIS IS ONE YOU SHOULD NOT IGNORE.” AND SHE SAID SHE WENT TO THE BASEME.NT 45 SECONDS LATER, HER HOUSE WAS GONE. SO, SHE’S TELLS ME THAT BECAUSE SHE’S STILL ALIVE, SHE GETS TO HANG OUT WITH HER GRANDKIDS AND THAT SHE IS STILL OUARND. >> IT FEELS RYVE HUMBLING, WHEN YOU HEAR FROM SOMEBODY ATTH SAYS, HEY, TO TOOK SHELTER BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID. YOU MAY HAVE SAVED MY FAMILY’S LIFE. THAT IS A BIG DEAL. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALL TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY. WHEN OUR WEATHERS TO GO TO BE DA NGEROUS, THAT IS WHEN WE HAVE TO BE AT OUR BEST. >> PERSONAL RESPONSE ABILITY IS A BIG PART OF STAYING SAFE DURING SEVERE WEATHER. WE’RE THERE, WE’REUT PTING THE INFORMATION OUT, BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A WAY TO GET THAT INFORMATION. SO WHETHER YOU HAVE A WEATHER RADIO, IF YOU RECEIVE ALERTS ON YOURHO PNE, YOU HAVE TO VEHA SOME WAY TO GET THE WEATHER INFORMATION AND THEN FIND A WAY TO ACT ON IT. >> IF YOU WANT THEIRAY W TORNADO, IF YOU HAD TO GET TO THE BASEMENT, AND TORNADOES WERE NEAR YOUR HOUSE, OR TRAGICALLY AND TORNADO DID HIT YOUR HOUSE, THOSE KIND OF THINGS STAY WITH YOU FOREVER. >> I JUST HOPE THAT EVERYBODY IS OK. >> HOPEFULLY OUR COVERAGE JUST HELPS YOU PREPARE. >> THIS THING IS STILL ON THE GROUND. >> OUND. YOU CAN SEE THE EFFECTS OF TH COLATD FRONT. >> US METEOROLOGIS, ST WE HAVE A PASSION FOR PROTECNGTI PEOPLE, NO MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ABOUT, GETTING THE RIGHT INFORMATION OUT AS QUICKLY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN SO THAT WE CAN IMPACT THE MOST LIVES, SAVE THE MOST LIVES, AND FOR ME, THERE IS NO GREATER CALLING THAN HELPING PEOPLE MANEUVER WHAT CAN BE TRULY DEADLY SITUATIONS. MARK: NOTHING ELSE REALLY MATTERS – >> NOTHING ELSE REALLY MATTERS BESIDES KEEPING THE VIEWERS SAFE. IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE DO AS METEOROLOGIS.ST AND ALL OF US AT WEATHERWATCH 12, THAT IS OUR FOREMOST RESPONSE ABILITY. WHEN THE WEATHER IS GETTING BAD, TH AT IS WHEN IT IS HYPER FOCUS TIME AND WE KEMA SURE TO LET YOU KNOW AS ADVANCE AS POSSIBLE OF WHAT’S COMING IN BECAUSE WE WANT TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE. MARK: ALL OF THE METEOROLOGISTS AGREED, ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHANGES THEY’VE SEEN IS WITH SOCIAL MED.IA FOR EXAMPLE, MANY OF YOU LIKE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME ON OUR WISN SOCIAL PLATFORMS BY WAY OF TWITTER OR FACEBK.OO FACEBOOK IS ESPECIALLY POWERFUL RESOURCE DURING A POWER OUTAGE. IT’S WHERE WE KEEP YOU UP TO DATE IN REAL TIME ON THE BATTERY POWERED DEVICES, AND YOU CA N EVEN ASK QUESTIONS OR SHARE INFORMATION WITH US. BE SURE TO GIVE ME, LINDSEY,

Meteorologists explain what weather event affected them most

Meteorologists from WISN 12’s sister stations across the county share weather events they will never forget

Meteorologists from WISN 12’s sister stations across the county share weather events they will never forget.

Meteorologists from WISN 12’s sister stations across the county share weather events they will never forget.

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