Much of the country has experienced record-breaking heat this Fall, including Central Florida. But why? Is it global warming? El Nino? A fluke? Is it just “Florida weather?”
Every time I speak to groups about my job, I get asked some of the same questions. I’m always surprised by how many misconceptions there are about television weather jobs. This is my attempt to clear up some of the confusion.
Are you happy? Or are you only “Facebook happy?”
The Dry Season: It’s the reason most people say they live in Central Florida. From mid-October to mid-May, the temperatures cool, the humidity drops, and the daily afternoon storms come to an end.
When you work in a TV news job there is an assumption made that you must be an extrovert. After all, you seem outgoing on TV. You must love to talk, since that’s all you do. You must love to be around people, because you are in their living room every single morning.
While I think many extroverted people are drawn to the TV news business, there are plenty of introverts forced to play the game.
Why do you follow someone on Twitter? Why do you like a Facebook page? What makes you like a stranger’s photo on Instagram? What motivates you to connect with someone’s network on LinkedIn?
At 6:44 AM on Friday, July 31, 2015 there will be a full BLUE MOON! It’s not actually blue in color (and no, it’s not made out of cheese either). But there is a reason behind the name. Have you ever heard the phrase, “once in a blue moon?”My mom used to say it to […]
I know what you’re thinking…. “Sometimes?!? Those weather people are the only ones I know who get paid to be wrong every day!!” Sure, we laugh about it, but I also understand an incorrect forecast can be frustrating. We plan so much of our lives around the weather… backyard BBQ’s, outdoor festivals, sporting events, yard […]