Friday, April 29, 2011

Elmo Comes to Town!

Elmo and Grover stopped by the studio this past week to help us with our Frist Edition broadcast.  Elmo was a pro at helping me with the forecast.  Seriously, in person you can't help but smile when you look at them in their furry costumes.

My favorite part is that there are built in butts for the costumes so it looks liekt hey have chubby little rear ends.  Perfect!

Here's the link to the weather cast on YouTube!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stay Tuned.

May is sweeps inthe world of TV, and that means our ratings are measured.  This is one of the four times per year that we work on some special projects.  Maybe some investigative reporting, or a feature that takes a little more in depth digging.  Then instead of just one 2-minute story on the topic, we bring you a series of three that takes a bigger and more intense look at the subject.

Most of the time, these are news stories.  But the weather team is joining in this round for a series titled, "The Making of a Meteorologist."  We'll tackle a wide variety of topics:
  • What does it take to become a meteorologist
  • How are watches and warnings issued
  • How does the green screen work for presenting the weather on-air
  • Who are our weather spotters and what do they do
Stay tuned for early May to catch these and more...  We're pretty excited and hope you'll find it interesting!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Current Reads.

Love Jodi Picoult.  I just started her newest called House Rules about a family with an autistic child.  As always, its action packed and riveting from page 1.