2017, Weather at Its Worst

Many of us love weather. It is fascinating and interesting to follow. However, 2017 reminded us just how destructive and deadly it can be too: Killer tornadoes, record flooding, Harvey, Irma, Maria, massive wild fires. As the year draws to a close, it is useful to look back on 2017. What were the year’s top weather stories and why?

The Weather Channel was essential viewing as many of these weather events unfolded this year. Not only did they provide critical updates and warning information, the network told the stories long after the flood recedes or the hurricane force winds die down. And they continue to do so.

The Washington Post Capital Weather Gang has become the standard-bearer for how print-based and electronic journalism for weather should be done. Its in-depth analysis, commentaries, and innovative weather presentation is must follow for weather geeks. They are also good friends of the show Weather Geeks. In fact, Capital Weather Gang Chief Meteorologist Jason Samenow was one of our first guests over 130 shows ago.

This week, Capital Weather Gang’s Deputy Chief Angela Fritz joins me to recap the year and provide her perspective as meteorologist and journalist on the good, bad, and ugly of the 2017 weather season. We also explore lessons-learned about the challenges associated with communicating this year’s dramatic weather.

I hope you will join us for an all-new episode of Weather Geeks this weekend. The show always airs Sunday at Noon ET (11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT) on The Weather Channel.

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  1. … and why? Is. 66:15 For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. Even my physician’s nurse’s son noticed the hurricanes to slam the US since the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. Fires in CA. and floods and … and the slain of the Lord shall be many.  The first named tropical storm of the year was Adam91L.  I looked up Psalm 91 back then.

  2. I must mention that Angela Fritz’s hair resembles that of actress Chyler Leigh from the television show “Supergirl”. #goodanalogy 😀

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