The National Weather Service in Des Moines is adding videotaped hazardous weather briefings to its website. Meteorologist Jeff Johnson says the presentations will be useful to emergency managers, tornado spotters and the media during serious storms.
"Whenever there’s a high risk of severe weather or a major winter storm, a National Weather Service meteorologist will record a short presentation, a briefing presentation to explain the expected weather," Johnson said.
"That will be in the form of a two-to-four minute, on-line taped presentation that will also include weather graphics and that kind of thing to go along with the narrative."
The videos will be place under the "in-the-news" section of the NWS website . "It will include a weather briefing, it will include the expected evolution of the severe weather event, where we’re expecting the storms to develop, how much severe weather we’re expecting and that kind of thing," Johnson said.
The videos will only be posted three-or-four hours ahead of the predicted arrival of serious weather.