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New Seal Holder: Jason Frazer

Congratulations to Jason Frazer on earning his TV Weathercaster Seal of Approval! Follow Jason on Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram. See all the other members who have earned a TV, Radio, or Digital Seal here, and more information on becoming a Seal Holder here. Want to join the National Weather Association? Receive our monthly newsletter, webinars, job postings…
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Vote in the NWA 2021 Election

Each member in good standing, who is at least 18 years of age, is allowed one vote, either online or by paper ballot. VOTE ONLINE HERE. Electronic ballots must be cast by 11:59 pm CT on 29 November 2020 to be counted. If you wish to vote via a paper ballot, submit a request here, or contact the NWA…
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JOM: Initial Assessment of Unmanned Aircraft System Characteristics Required to Fill Data Gaps for Short-term Forecasts: Results from Focus Groups and Interviews

The integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the weather surveillance network must be guided by the data needs of the principal stakeholders. This work aims to assess data needs/gaps for short-term forecasts (<1-day lead time) issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) and then identify UAS characteristics required to fill these gaps. Results from…
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JOM: Ground-Based Corroboration of GOES-17 Fire Detection Capabilities During Ignition of the Kincade Fire

Corroboration of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-17 (GOES-17) wildland fire detectioncapabilities occurred during the 24 October 2019 (evening of 23 October LST) ignition of the Kincade Fire innorthern California. Post-analysis of remote sensing data compared to observations by the ALERTWildfirefire surveillance video system suggests that the emerging Kincade Fire hotspot was visually evident in GOES17 shortwave…
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