Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I finally found Rebecca Miller!

Weather is a topic I am very interested in. Before I started flying I didn't care too much...just rain or shine...hot or cold. Well now I am much more interested in what's going on now and what's coming. I am able to look at raw data like this :

KDFW 271653Z 34010KT 2 1/2SM -FZDZ BR OVC008 00/M02 A3017 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 3 CIG 005V011 SLP219 P0000 T00001017 $
KDFW 271504Z 2715/2818 35015KT 2SM -FZDZ BR OVC008
FM271800 35014KT 5SM BR OVC008
TEMPO 2722/2802 -FZRA BKN015
FM280200 34016KT P6SM OVC015
TEMPO 2802/2806 -FZRAPL
FM280600 33013KT 6SM -FZRA OVC015
FM280900 33012KT P6SM OVC100
FM281200 32010KT P6SM SCT250

and get a really good picture of what's going on. The first line is a report from DFW Airport at 1653Z (10:53 AM local). The winds are light out of the north/northwest, visibility is low at 2 1/2 miles, light freezing drizzle, mist, clouds are overcast at 800 feet. The temperature is 32F (0 C) while the dew point is 30F (-2 C). With such a close temp/dew point spread visible moisture is likely (thus mist), if the spread gets wider visibility should improve. The pressure is 30.17. This is an automated report (done by a computer). Surface visibility is 3 miles. There is more, but I won't bore you further. The rest of the data gives me an outlook of the rest of the day.

Besides reading weather on my own. I like to watch the weather on the news. Many times I turn the weather channel on while on an overnight in a hotel and fall asleep to it and of course wake up to it in the morning. I really like weather.

One of my favorite Meteorologist (which is totally different than a Weatherperson) is Rebecca Miller. Every weekday morning I used to watch and listen to her weather forecast and know she knew exactly what she was talking about and she was accurate. She wouldn't add fluff to scare people or sensationalize the weather. She gave it in a fun but informative manner.

Sadly KXAS NBC 5 in Fort Worth cancelled her contract suddenly last year. Her replacement (a woman named Jennifer Lopez) is okay...but it's not the same. She doesn't seem to be as skilled or versed as Rebecca. I am sure Ms. Lopez is very knowledgeable....but she doesn't have my trust.

About once a month for a while I would search for Rebecca Miller on line. Nothing new popped up. This morning I caught a glimpse of her while flipping through channels. Rebecca Miller is back on the WB33 News!!! I only trust Rebecca Miller and David Finfrock (still on NBC 5) for my weather. I will now be watching/recording Rebecca Miller every night she is on.


You can find her blog here http://www.the33tv.com/pages/content_landing_page/?bBeckys-Blog-bIM-GLAD-YOU-FOUND-ME=1&blockID=194224&feedID=2353.

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