Kelly is the Morning/Noon News Anchor & AMS & NWA Sealed Meteorologist at NBC 15, WPMI-TV Mobile, AL-Pensacola/Fort Walton Beach, FL
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What was your most memorable weather event?
My passion is tropical meteorology! I have covered more than a dozen Gulf Coast landfalls throughout my career, but my most memorable would be Hurricane Katrina. Prior to landfall, Katrina took up almost the entire Gulf of Mexico. It was a monster storm that wiped out a large portion of my hometown, Pascagoula, MS, including my parent’s and grandparent’s homes. FEMA trailers dotted the Mississippi Gulf Coast for many years following Katrina, and where antebellum homes once graced the beachfront along the Gulf, there are still vacant lots. Slowly, but surely, new homes are being built to fill these vacant lots. One of the big sayings after Katrina was “Ya’in yet?” Anybody who lived along the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Katrina knew what that question meant: “Have you rebuilt and moved in your house yet?”
What is your favorite and least favorite type of weather?
Though occasionally a bit scary, hurricanes are my favorite! My first love with forecasting is the tropics. I enjoy watching the tropical waves come off the coast of Africa, show some development, and then track them across the Atlantic, sometimes spinning up into major hurricanes that approach my area along the Gulf Coast! It always amazes me that you can go to bed with a tropical storm churning and, with the right ingredients, wake up to a strong Cat 2 hurricane that has strengthened overnight! I neither wish for hurricanes nor do I like the devastation and destruction they bring, but if they do spin up, they get adrenaline going, and around town, it creates a social event as it is all anyone talks about at parties, in the grocery store line, and at church. That said, though I like forecasting, tracking, and monitoring the development of hurricanes, I always wish for best case scenarios such as a front to sweep them up and shift them out to sea where they find their demise.
My least favorite is fog! When you don’t have to drive in it, it’s no problem, but I do a lot of early morning driving! Here along the Gulf Coast, it can become very dense, making it extremely dangerous and disorienting for drivers and boaters.
If you weren’t a meteorologist what would you most like to be?
A judge or an attorney.
From a purely meteorological point of view where would I most like to live?
I LOVE the beach. I like sunshine, warm temps, beautiful sunsets, and a cool summer breeze at night. There is also nothing quite like watching a major thunderstorm roar out over the open Gulf! I think the perfect spots to live are anywhere between New Orleans, LA and Destin, FL!
@Pr11s I'm sorry, You're right. Denmark didn't have data. I mistook the area.
Now I can see first denmark data - 20:40 UTC (22:40 Denmark). Problem was unstable source of radar data at Denmark. I'll watch it.
You’ll have to save it as a .KMZ file to maintain your custom icons, waypoints, etc. It’s basically the same thing as a .KML extension, but in a zip file format that will save your customizations.
Please - lets repeat all together > THANKS Windy.com TEAM!!! This IS the all time best weather site on the planet. Wow!
And, the Planet thanks you too for alerting humans to it's plight.
Now, if we'd only listen to Mother Earth...
@KeithPrice Windy is free, and only voluntary donations from the user are possible. Did you set up a voluntary donation?
If not, did you maybe download a different app (with a blue logo) which is paid?
ivo, there's still a bug affecting Win10 + Firefox 66.0.5 (most recent version).
I can now make a full video within Firefox but when I press "Publish Save" it allows me to save the video locally, and keeps playing the displayed video on the save screen, but it otherwise locks the browser and I can not open any other webpage anywhere on the internet.
I have to close the browser to get control back, but then the publishing has not taken place (though I do have the video saved locally). The final video works fine but Windy is not giving me my browser back because it can't finalize the publishing process and let go the browser again.
Don’t extend the detail forecast, you will not need to disable it.
We know that local detail forecasts beyond 6 days are not reliable. The 10 days forecasts are only useful at large scale, which is the scale of layers on the map. People who look to 10 days detail forecast are generally very disappointed. Increasing the length of detail forecasts is giving a false feeling of skill and precision. At least @ivo should consider to add a confidence index which is based on the ensemble model spread forecast.
Too complex for me, frankly - I’m a windsurfer and a walker.
I really miss not being able to see wind speed trends over time. Please consider reinstating this feature. Many thanks for your consideration and for such a lyrically beautiful and functional software creation.
Dear All, Dear @Marienka
may I ask the algorithm behind this new overlay? I'd like to use the same algorithm to calculate the type of precipitation in my country. I'm running WRF model for my research activities at the Iskenderun Technical University. Thank you very much for your response in advance.
Happy new year to all.
@kekert, +1 from another paraglider pilot for suggestions of @krchnavy. Thermals/Lift is the crucial information for all soaring pilots. This info also could be shown on maps like for example in www.xcskies.com. If you could implement this kind of functionality in the Windy, hands down, it would be the best meteo website.
I love the pressure Isolines, but why do they need to be loaded manually (i.e. clicked on) on the Radar page using the ",i:pressure" URL parameter???
should show them....
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