Episode 101

Broadcast meteorologists are often the face of severe weather as they’re the first people we see when severe weather is expected. However, there is a larger network of people from broadcasters to emergency managers, law enforcement officers, and state and local officials who must work together to best serve the community before and after a disaster. Today’s guest is Kim Klockow-McClain, a societal impacts researcher from the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS). Her focus is to gather and share the human stories that unfold during severe weather events, and with each interaction she strives to learn how our network of communicators can improve the warning-decision process.