These forecasters are all hard at work at the National Weather Service in Caribou getting ready for the upcoming summer season.
“Basically the goal is to prepare out forecasters for summer convection, so the thunderstorms, the flash flooding and all those sorts of threats that go along with summer severe weather,” says Todd Foisy the Science and Operations Officer at the National Weather Service in Caribou.
And those were just some of the topics covered at the Spring and Summer Workshop. Others included radar, ice breakup and even social media.
“A big way that we get a lot of our useful reports during the summer is through social media. We really need your eyes out there and ears. You’re looking for hail, if there’s any wind damage. We may not necessarily know that that’s going on. Your reports through social media or by giving us a call really help us out,” says Foisy
Foisy says this workshop gives the forecasters the chance to brush up and get ready for the season.