The Weather Guy
With the 2012 severe weather season starting with a bang, it's time to seriously review your family's emergency plan. Everyone should know exactly where to go in a weather emergency and if possible, to get there in 30 seconds or less. You need a flashlight (with working batteries,) a NOAA weather radio, and if you have a smart phone, download the free app Tune In, which allows you to listen to WIKY on your phone. During a severe weather outbreak we simulcast WFIE-14's wall-to-wall weather coverage so you'll have a source of information at the ready.
It's a common sentiment - "Well, the weather guy never gets it right." I could argue that predicting the movement and interaction of fluid dynamics with any sort of accuracy is problematic at best especially considering the volume involved. However, the simple fact is meteorologists get it right far more than they get it wrong. Statistically, a 72 hour forecast in 2012 is as accurate as a 24 hour forecast was in 1975. Meteorologists have a real handle on what's coming our way and can provide an accurate prediction on what's possible and what to expect if the available pieces fall into place. Remember though, in severe weather situations, it's sometimes at a moment's notice. Be safe!