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.).