Welcoming Sean Ernst to KPHI TV!

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.

 

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KPHI TV Funded for 2019 and 2020!

Outstanding news! KPHI TV has received funding to conduct experiments in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed in 2019 and 2020 thanks to NOAA’s Joint Technology Transfer Initiative! The 2019 experiment is scheduled to take place in September or October, in conjunction with the Hazard Services – Probabilistic Hazard Information Project. Recruitment should start in late spring. Stay tuned!

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Meet the 2018 KPHI TV Interns

This summer the KPHI TV crew is joined by Caroline Kolakoski and Jordan Overton!

Caroline is a senior at the University of South Alabama studying operational meteorology while also talking classes in broadcast meteorology. She is currently conducting research on correlating atmospheric instability parameters with sea breeze-driven convection. Caroline is part of the Hollings class of 2017 and excited to be a part of the KPHI TV team.

 

Jordan is a senior at the University of Oklahoma studying meteorology with minors in both mathematics and broadcast meteorology. Jordan is the President of OU Student Chapter of the AMS/NWA, the Senior Weather Producer for OU Nightly, OU’s Student run TV Broadcast, and also serves as a student media assistant for the School of Meteorology at OU. He hopes to pursue a career in TV Broadcasting when he graduates.

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Countdown to Week 1

June 4, 2018 will kick off our first of three weeks of the Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) Broadcaster experiment in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed. Two broadcast meteorologists will come each week and try to use probabilistic information on air and in social media posts. This year, one of our researchers includes a NOAA Hollings Scholar.

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Welcome to KPHI TV!

Welcome to KPHI TV, the fictitious news station affiliated with Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) project in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed.

You’ll notice our OWL Logo prominently displayed.  Many people ask “Why is an owl your logo?” Well, KPHI TV is located within the Oklahoma Weather Lab (OWL) in the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma.  The colorful plumage of our OWL logo is comprised of PHI…the plumes which are the core of our experiment and the future of the National Weather Service severe weather warning paradigm.  PHI is part of NSSL’s overall FACETS initiative.  Learn more about FACETS here:

https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/facets/

 

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