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Going Public: Paducah KY NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist and Senior Forecaster Talk Fall Weather Safety and Preparedness

Fall Severe Weather Safety and Preparedness Week is Sept. 25 - 29, 2023
National Weather Service, Paducah KY office
Fall Severe Weather Safety and Preparedness Week is Sept. 25 - 29, 2023

Christine Wielgos, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist, and Keith Cooley, the Senior Forecaster at the Paducah, Kentucky, National Weather Service office stopped by KRCU Public Radio to discuss what it means to be a 'Weather-Ready Nation', and their Fall Severe Weather Safety and Preparedness Campaign, which runs from Sept. 25th to Sept. 29th, 2023.

Christine and Keith both spoke about the very detailed and by-the-minute scientific data that is now available to forecasters when observing severe weather and alerting the public during severe weather events, in a timely manner across multimedia platforms.

They also discussed what it is like to be a forecaster in today's rapidly changing climate, the increased frequency of severe weather events, and the ways they have seen their field office change in monitoring and forecasting weather days in advance.

Each day of the week, the National Weather Service has a specific message focusing on Fall Weather Safety and Awareness.

Mon. Sept. 25th

Tues. Sept. 26th

Wed. Sept. 27th

Thurs. Sept. 28th

Fri. Sept. 29th

John is a proud 2006 Alum of Southeast Missouri State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication – Radio option, with a minor in Management. He has been a life-long listener of KRCU Public Radio, but began his radio career as a student DJ on Rage 103.7 KDMC-LP in 2003.