Workshop for Texas Broadcast Meteorologists

Final Report

Dr. Ken Bowman, O&M Buildingprofessor of Atmospheric Sciences, and Bob French of Bryan-College Station television station KBTX organized a one-day professional development workshop for broadcast meteorologists in Texas. The workshop, Advances in Meteorology in Texas, was held Saturday, Nov. 3 on the campus of Texas A&M University.

The workshop focused on broadcast meteorology and its relationship to meteorological education and operational forecasting in Texas. Participants discussed areas of collaboration between broadcast meteorologists and climate researchers, advances in weather prediction, and methods for communicating weather and climate information to the public.

Speakers include broadcasters, Texas A&M researchers, and staff from National Weather Service forecast offices.  The keynote speaker was Bill Read, the recently retired director of the National Hurricane Center. Read spent 15 years helping to modernize the National Weather Service's Houston-Galveston Forecasting Office before heading the National Hurricane Center for the last four years.


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