WRAL meteorologists join weather experts to discuss severe weather safety
Posted April 11, 2013
Four WRAL meteorologists joined weather experts from around the Triangle on Thursday to work on better coordination for handling severe and wintry weather.
Chief meteorologist Greg Fishel, along with meteorologists Nate Johnson, Mike Moss and Aimee Wilmoth, were attending the "2013 Triangle Integrated Warning Team Workshop," held at the North Carolina State Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.
"An (Integrated Warning Team) is a group of individuals committed to notifying the public about potentially hazardous weather and providing resources to them once severe weather occurs," said Nick Petro, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Those involved include emergency managers, media weather broadcasters, public service officials, such as transportation and school system officials, and National Weather Service staff, as well as public and private sector staff responsible for managing public safety.
The group planned to discuss "past severe weather events and foster improved communication, relationships and planning for future severe weather events," Petro said.