Weather Secrets Revealed Today at 5 p.m.

April 18th, 2012 at 7:00 am by under 4 Warn Weather, Jacquie Walker's Newsroom Notebook

You’ll see it first on News 4 at 5. For weeks now, our 4Warn meteorologists Don Paul, Mike Cejka, Amelia Segal and Bryan Shaw have been trapped in the weather office working on a secret project! Actually they’ve been training on a new and complex package of weather graphics that will change dramatically the way they tell the weather story each day.

Even though he works until midnight, Chief Meteorologist Don Paul has been coming in at 9:30am each day this week to prepare for News 4's conversion to a new computer system for displaying weather graphics. Keith Cavey, from Weather Central in Madison, Wisconsin, is a meteorologist who trains other meteorologists around the country on the 'Fusion' system.

Chief Meteorologist Don Paul and Weather Central trainer Keith Cavey tell me the 'Fusion' system will provide News 4 viewers with the most advanced weather graphics in Western New York. It has the ability to show viewers the weather where they live.

Meteorologist Bryan Shaw has spent many, many days working to convert the Fusion graphics into appropriate use for Western New York weather. We'll all see it tonight at 5 for the first time with Meteorologist Don Paul. I don't mind telling you, he's a little nervous about this, but we are cheering him on!

 

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139 Responses to “Weather Secrets Revealed Today at 5 p.m.”

  1. Sabrefan173 says:

    Don, my son has a track meet in west Seneca on Monday do you think it will be cancelled?

  2. Pat says:

    Seems like the mets always caution the bust potential when their parameters are SO unusual. I mean 4 to 5 standard deviations is remarkable. Utterly remarkable. But of course there are few or no similar events to look back at either. Could be historic ala October Surprise but I really really hope not. Unfortunately it looks like some areas In our region are going to suffer some major damage if this all verifies tho.

  3. Dave from Roc says:

    I joked a couple weeks ago about how we should start tallying up these extreme events for 2012 since we seemed to be on a roll. Hmm, what’s next…

  4. Jason says:

    Time to get the generator dug out and running just in case…. not to mention get enough cleared out of the garage to get the cars out of the way of falling branches….. Dont like this one bit….

  5. THINKSNOW12 says:

    Would this be the latest snow day in WNY history?

  6. Alan says:

    CP, go back to your Florida vacation and let Don – who scolded you pretty hard last night – and the rest of the channel 4 weather team do the forecasting. Everyone here knows you think less will happen than what is forecast. You’ve been beating that drum on here for years.

  7. Devin in Cleve Hill says:

    00z NAM crushes BUF as well in my unprofessional opinion.

    http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/GemPakTier/MagGemPakImages/nam/00/nam_namer_036_850_temp_mslp_precip.gif

  8. Ayuud says:

    540 thickness line never makes it to buf during the heavy precip..

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