Broadcast Meteorologists Praised At Senate Hearing

Cited for Life-Saving Public Service
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At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on weather communications Wednesday, ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) thanked broadcast meteorologists for their life-saving public service.

Nelson pointed to the "very courageous" Brian Norcross, now with The Weather Channel and formerly a meteorologist with WFOR-TV Miami.

Nelson talked about Norcross staying on-air at the station during a hurricane and saving hundreds of lives by doing so.

Testifying at the hearing, "Weathering the Storm: How Can We Better Communicate Weather to Enhance Commerce and Safety?,” was Dr. Jay Trobec, chief meteorologist, KELO-TV Sioux Falls. Nelson thanked him for his public service. "Well stated," added Committee chairman John Thune (R-S.D.).