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  1. NWS-Media Relationship Jonathan Conder WANE TV Chief Meteorologist

  2. NWS-Media Relationship My goal as a broadcast meteorologist: Provide the most accurate and precise forecast and the most immediate and detailed severe weather coverage

  3. NWS-Media Relationship My needs: Severe Convection verses Winter Storms

  4. Winter Storms Forecast Discussions: Request that the NWS is very vocal about bias, trends and specific model of choice. Climate Data: Numerous and up to date snow reports by 4pm and 10pm

  5. Severe Convection Extended: Next 5 Days Short Term: Day of event Real Time: Happening Post Event: Storm Assessment

  6. Severe Convection Extended: Next 5 Days In forecast discussions, help identify convective risk as soon as apparent.

  7. Severe Convection • Short Term: Day of event In hazardous outlook, break down the specifics of storm risk and storm mode: • Single verses Multi-cell • Size of hail • Strength of wind • Timing of event

  8. Severe Convection • Real Time: Happening In NWS Chat, provide as much lead time as possible and share reasoning: • About to issue warning • Why not issue warning • Be specific about radar signatures

  9. Severe Convection • Post Event: Storm Assessment Can media be directly involved? This is very helpful to the broadcast meteorologist to correlate radar signature to damage