What Makes Central Texas Weather Unique and How Meteorologists Forecast
The old saying in Texas is, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. But as weather becomes more extreme, how do you prepare Austin residents and keep them safe?
Meteorologist Rosie Newberry discusses Central Texas' geography and terrain that combines with weather systems to make Austin a flash flood hotspot. She'll also give a behind-the-scenes peek at how television broadcasters forecast and present the weather.
About our speaker
Rosie is KXAN First Warning Weather’s weekend evening meteorologist and environmental reporter. Rosie joined the team in January, 2015 and came to Austin from KOMU-TV 8 in Columbia, Missouri.
Rosie was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, a town known for its quick weather changes and its full four-season experience. Rosie attended Mizzou where she earned a graduate degree in Atmospheric Science, and received her degree in May, 2014. Her thesis work was in spring-to-summer energy shifts, with an emphasis on El Niño Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation pattern interactions. She’s been honored with Missouri Broadcasters Association’s Best Weathercast twice, in 2014 and 2015.
Rosie and the KXAN First Warning Weather Team won a Lone Star Emmy for their collaborative Summer Weather Outlook in 2015.
Rosie loves talking about weather and fun science facts. She’s a huge word nerd and loves learning bits and pieces of new languages.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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