We want to say “Congratulations!” to our 2018 NOAA Hollings Scholar and KPHI-TV intern, Caroline Carithers. Caroline has accepted a meteorologist/reporter position at WKRG in Mobile, AL. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Alabama this spring, with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Math.
We are proud of you, Caroline, and wish you the best of luck in your new broadcasting career! May there be endless Target brownies in your television studios today and beyond!
You can follow Caroline and her weather updates on Twitter and Facebook.
Are you a broadcast meteorologist headed to the AMS Conference on Broadcast Meteorology? The newest member of KPHI TV, Sean Ernst, will be conducting focus groups in San Diego on how broadcasters use SPC’s Day 1-3 Convective Outlooks. If you’re willing to spare 30-45 minutes during the conference to talk about how you use these products, sign up here.
Sean Ernst is a MS student with the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma (OU). Sean’s research interest is the societal impacts of hazardous weather and weather risk communication. Sean earned his BS in Meteorology in Spring 2018 from OU. His research interests were greatly impacted by the 2013 Moore and El Reno tornadoes, as he has focused his study on how weather information is communicated to the public, and the impacts that public perception of that information can impact their response to dangerous weather. Since then, he has worked to study emergency managers’ weather information needs, the perceptions of NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologists of effective Impact-based Decision Support Services, and the general public’s reception of tornado warnings in Oklahoma.
With KPHI TV, Sean will focus on how the Severe Weather Outlooks, created by the NWS Storm Prediction Center, impact severe weather communication by broadcast meteorologists. Stay tuned for more information regarding focus groups at the upcoming 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication.