Weather Forecasting - Research Article from Macmillan Science Library: Computer Sciences

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From Data to Televised Weather Forecasts

Weather Warnings.

One system receiving data is a Windows-based PC that takes weather bulletins, like watches and warnings, and automatically creates informational maps and crawls to alert viewers to dangerous or potentially dangerous weather conditions. This First Warning System not only creates the maps and crawls but signals the forecast staff and others in the TV station that severe weather is upon the community and action must be taken. At this point, other TV station staffers, such as engineers in Master Control, can interface with the First Warning System remotely and get the prepared maps or crawls on the air, even if no trained forecaster is on duty at the time.

Weather Maps.

Data are also sent to another computer that handles the production of colorful graphics that can be displayed behind the on-camera weather person. This color graphics computer must...

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