FourFourSeconds ago, on July 11, 2016, I tweeted this picture of the boundary layer of the Earth’s atmosphere: It was the deepest blue in the sky.
Then, I added: “Boundary layer.
It’s the layer below the layer of atmosphere that covers most of the surface of the planet.
And it’s the part that has been hardest hit by a hurricane.”
My tweet was not an accident.
I had posted the picture because I thought I would soon see a meteorologist describe the deep blue and explain why it was the boundary of the atmosphere.
I was wrong.
But this meteorologist did not look like an amateur meteorologist.
She looked more professional.
Her colleague at the Meteorological Satellite Office (MOSS), which coordinates the U.S. satellite-borne instruments, looked up my tweet and looked up the meteorologist on her phone.
They knew I had a point.
They told me to expect a response from a meteorologists office.
I got one.
I then received an email from the meteorologists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA’s lead agency for weather forecasting.
“This has happened to all of us, I know.
It was so unexpected that we felt compelled to share it with you,” NOAA meteorologist Brian Schubert wrote.
“As meteorologists, we are not only concerned with the accuracy of the forecast but also with how accurate our predictions are.
The fact that we are reporting the forecast for the most part does not mean we have all the answers.
We are constantly updating our forecasts to account for new information and, as a result, there may be errors.
We do our best to be fair, accurate, and timely.” “
If you do, please feel free to share with us your observations, observations, or observations that we have missed or misinterpreted.
We do our best to be fair, accurate, and timely.”
The following day, Schuert and I shared our first meteorological meeting in person.
The two meteorologists were so shocked by what they had just seen that they asked to be removed from the meeting and never again to talk to us about the weather.
That’s when we decided to share our story.
This is what meteorologists do on a daily basis: they share information, analyze data, and predict.
We share what we know.
We also share what doesn’t seem to be in our best interest.
The next morning, on August 15, 2016 at 3:17 p.m., NOAA’s meteorologists issued their annual report.
It contained a list of the top 100 hurricanes in the U, U.K., and Canada that had hit the U in 2016, as well as a list with the top 10 most severe hurricanes of all time, as compiled by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.
This report was so overwhelming that we decided that we would not repeat our mistake of not telling the meteorology community what we knew, and we would share it as a public service.
NOAA’s forecast team and NOAA’s Meteorology Blog staff then began to compile an annual forecast of the world’s most extreme weather events and their possible impacts on the United States.
In a letter sent to the meteorological community on July 28, 2016 (click here to view), NOAA meteorologists wrote: We know there are many people who would like to share their observations and thoughts about this record.
We realize that sharing this information with others can be difficult, but we also know that there are people out there who are simply interested in what we are all doing, who want to see what is happening to the weather in the United Kingdom, or to the US.
They are also likely to be concerned about how we are forecasting the weather around the world.
But they have an obligation to do so, and it is their responsibility to make their voices heard.
In an email to me, NOAA meteorology scientist Jonathan King said: “There is no doubt that the forecasts we provide to the public are accurate and timely.
NOAA is constantly improving our forecasting and forecasts, and that effort will continue to increase as the impacts of climate change become more visible.
But we also believe that everyone who is interested in the weather should be informed about the risks and consequences of climate and climate-related risks, and be encouraged to share what they know with others.”
NOAA did not respond to repeated requests for comment about the forecasts.
We are in this together, meteorologists.
Our community deserves to know about the impacts on our planet as climate change intensifies.
So, we, as meteorologists in the NOAA meteorological office, share information with our colleagues, the media, and the public to make our predictions and forecasts as accurate as possible.
We cannot tell you everything we know and do not know about climate change, but that’s what we do.
And we should do that because we are trying