61 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2008-08-26 08:26:48
Updated: 2008-08-26 08:26:48
Posted August 26, 2008
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Kee, You can find some good information on the range of jobs available to meteorologists and descriptions of the duties involved at
Most meteorologists are paid on a salary basis, while a few may be paid by project, fees for service or on a commission basis. Many are employed by the government and are paid at the standard government rates (for example, "GS" categories for federal workers and standard pay by rank for military meteorologists, both of which you can look up on government web sites). On a more general basis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides results of a survey of "Atmospheric and Space Scientist" pay at
Here are some other good "career info" links you can peruse...