Comment on AMS Policy Statement on Tornado Forecasting and Warning

Comment on AMS Policy Statement on Tornado Forecasting and Warning letters to the editor Comment on AM S Policy Statement certain situations by statements and comments by our own 93 meteorologists. on Tornado Forecasting and Warning We recently acquired WeatherPage™, which pio- neered this service, and are in the process of expand- We read with interest the policy statement on Tor- ing it to include NOAA space weather statements and nado Forecasting and Warning (Bull. Amer. Meteor. other important information. We believe that it should Soc., 78, 2659-2662), which was accepted by the be more clearly stated in AMS policies that the pri- AMS Council on 18 September 1997. We wish to vate sector is to be encouraged in such endeavors in point out that there was no mention of the increasingly order to strengthen the techniques and methods of important role that pagers play in transmitting severe getting this kind of critical information to the public weather warnings to churches, schools, emergency and other users who can save lives and property. management agencies, corporations, companies, agen- cies, and individuals. AccuWeather is playing an in- creasing role in disseminating official National JOEL N . MYERS, PRESIDENT Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories ACCUWEATHER through this new pager technology, supplemented in STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA * \ ©1998 American Meteorological Society 66 0 Vol. 79 , No. 4, April 1998 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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letters to the editor Comment on AM S Policy Statement certain situations by statements and comments by our own 93 meteorologists. on Tornado Forecasting and Warning We recently acquired WeatherPage™, which pio- neered this service, and are in the process of expand- We read with interest the policy statement on Tor- ing it to include NOAA space weather statements and nado Forecasting and Warning (Bull. Amer. Meteor. other important information. We believe that it should Soc., 78, 2659-2662), which was accepted by the be more clearly stated in AMS policies that the pri- AMS Council on 18 September 1997. We wish to vate sector is to be encouraged in such endeavors in point out that there was no mention of the increasingly order to strengthen the techniques and methods of important role that pagers play in transmitting severe getting this kind of critical information to the public weather warnings to churches, schools, emergency and other users who can save lives and property. management agencies, corporations, companies, agen- cies, and individuals. AccuWeather is playing an in- creasing role in disseminating official National JOEL N . MYERS, PRESIDENT Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories ACCUWEATHER through this new pager technology, supplemented in STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA * \ ©1998 American Meteorological Society 66 0 Vol. 79 , No. 4, April 1998

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Published: Apr 1, 1998

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