Cloudy with a Chance of Podcast: NWS to issue new winter weather warning

The National Weather Service is the government agency that issues warnings, advisories and watches at local offices across the country.

With a mission to protect life and property, they take their job seriously. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington issues warnings for the Miami Valley. Your Storm Center 7 team works closely with the National Weather Service to communicate hazardous weather information since broadcast meteorologist can't issue warnings.

>> NWS enacts changes to winter weather alerts


Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini and Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs sat down with two meteorologists from our local office to talk about the changes slowly being implemented across the country to keep warnings and advisories clear and simple to understand.

>> SNOW SQUALLS: Dangerous winter driving conditions

One very important change is a new winter warning the Wilmington office will be able to issue. Snow squalls are short and intense bursts of snow that have been responsible for fatal pile-ups on the highway. This year a NEW Snow Squall Warning will help keep drivers safe.

>> National Weather Service to issue new snow squall warnings this winter

>> ‘Whit-out’ conditions lead to 52-vehicle pileup on I-75

Seth Binau, Science and Operations Officer, and Brandon Peloquin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, at the National Weather Service spoke with Kirstie and McCall about what they have studied about winters in the Miami Valley and how this new warning will work.

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