New York City/Long Island rently has 50 spotters, Nassau County has 55 spot- The chapter held a meeting on 14 December 1992 ters, and Suffolk County has 128. He credited Michael with the Long Island Weather Observers, just days Washington and Ralph Izzo as being responsible for after a northeaster raked the New York City, Long the significant growth in the number of spotters and Island, and Westchester County coastlines. Anthony number of training programs that have occurred dur- Gigi, warning and preparedness meteorologist for the ing the last decade. New York City National Weather Service (NWS) Fore- Gigi continued to say that the comparisons of the cast Office, spoke on how useful and effective the forecast accuracy of severe events in the region since Skywarn and Cooperative Weather Observing net- 1982 have shown a marked improvement in the num- works are in improving NWS forecast accuracy. Gigi ber of "hits" for severe weather and a decrease in the mentioned that the northeaster that occurred 12-13 number of false-alarm warnings. Although the NWS December could not have come at a better time to accuracy has improved, not all severe weather events provoke a lively discussion of the interaction among
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 1993
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