Severe Weather Awareness

By Jesse Walker | jesse@wtwo.com

Published 03/17 2014 06:46PM

Updated 03/17 2014 09:38PM

HERE IN THE NBC 2 WEATHER CENTER, WE HAVE MANY OF THE WEATHER TOOLS NEEDED TO FORECAST THE WEATHER AND SEVERE WEATHER INCLUDING THINGS LIKE WATER VAPOR SATELLITES, INFRARED SATELLITES AND COMPUTER FORECAST MODELS. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IS DOPPLER RADAR AND OUR ESP LIVE RADAR. THIS IS AN IMAGE FROM A 3D DOPPLER RADAR OF THE EF-5 TORNADO THAT HIT MOORE, OK LAST YEAR WITH 200 MPH WINDS! HOWEVER, ALL OF THIS TECHNOLOGY DOES NO GOOD IF YOU ARE ASLEEP WHEN THE STORMS ROLL THROUGH AND THAT'S WHERE A NOAA WEATHER RADIO CAN PLAY A VITAL PART OF YOUR SAFETY

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