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Severe WX Severe Weather Threat 11/30-12/2/18 (1 Viewer)


akt1985

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How will the CBS affiliates in south and central Alabama and Georgia handle the SEC Championship Game if there are tornado warnings in their coverage area during the game?
 

Taylor Campbell

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...Eastern AL/Western GA overnight...
Recent model solutions suggest that the favorable air mass over MS
will shift eastward into parts of AL and western GA overnight.
Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop along the cold front
sagging into this area. A few CAM solutions suggest considerable
intensity to this activity, with supercells possible with a tornado
risk. Therefore, have extended the SLGT risk farther east into this
region.

..Hart/Bentley.. 12/01/201
 

MichelleH

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How long is the "lull" expected to last before the storms fire up this afternoon? Trying to decide about going to town. Thanks! (sorry for the dumb question)
 

bwalk

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How will the CBS affiliates in south and central Alabama and Georgia handle the SEC Championship Game if there are tornado warnings in their coverage area during the game?
You are talkin about a ‘perfect storm’ worst case scenario for station managers & mets . It will be a true no-win situation.
 

bwalk

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Spann says NWS Birmingham about to do a special balloon launch shortly (if not already). This will give some better up-to-date info on the current atmosphere.
 

bwalk

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Re AKT1985's original question (post #43): Question for Richard or other TV met: Who makes the actual decision to do a program cut-in for a weather warning? I imagine the met makes the request to cut-in but who gives the permission to actually do so (program director, manager, etc?) Maybe it varies from station to station?
 

Richardjacks

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Re AKT1985's original question (post #43): Question for Richard or other TV met: Who makes the actual decision to do a program cut-in for a weather warning? I imagine the met makes the request to cut-in but who gives the permission to actually do so (program director, manager, etc?) Maybe it varies from station to station?
Typically it is the news director...but that is assuming they have an understanding with the GM.
 
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It varies from station to station. Some, such as 33/40 and the one where I work, have a wall-to-wall on air policy whenever a tornado warning is active in their market area. Other types of warnings it's at the meteorologist's discretion.

It bit us once when a tornado warning went out while no meteorologist was in the building, so we aired our evening news anchor reading the NWS bulletin over radar. It was very marginal conditions and no severe weather was expected (hence why the meteorologist went on his dinner break) and the warning was basically our local NWS office being trigger-happy. Still, the news director was not pleased.
 

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This is getting sneakily interesting across AL. Do NOT let your guard down this afternoon.. the airmass is recovering remarkably well behind the coastal convection (much better than I really expected it to) and if we get just enough forcing for a few isolated storms we could have some issues.
 

Richardjacks

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This is getting sneakily interesting across AL. Do NOT let your guard down this afternoon.. the airmass is recovering remarkably well behind the coastal convection (much better than I really expected it to) and if we get just enough forcing for a few isolated storms we could have some issues.
Yep, much more sunshine than I expected plus the coastal convection has been centered more east than I was thinking.
 

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