Poor Media Use of Weather Terminology

rdale

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Yeah, looks like the SAPD probably should have added "NWS" in there somewhere - but the end result is the same. Advisories are useless. Thankfully they'll be gone entirely in the next year or two...
 
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Classic news media error, from KATV in Little Rock:

Clinton National Airport cancels flights due to inclement weather

Airlines cancel their own flights; airports and the FAA do not.

And in the event of an airport closure, the airport authority (city/county/airport commission) does that, not the FAA.
 
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rdale

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I watched Fox Weather during last week's QLCS tornado event and the on camera meteorologist was having his assistant plot winds on the Doppler display and after clicking two pixels miles apart reported that "seeing a red near a green means this is a tight rotation, which we call gate to gate shear."

No, no we don't call it that :) Gate-to-gate shear is the difference between two touching pixels...