A Career In Meteorology

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What do you think of when you hear the word meteorology? Of course most people think of weather. There are some individuals out there that take past more than just the word “weather.” Those same people think about weather then connect it to storms, news, and global disasters. Those people who made those connections are called meteorologists. I was lucky enough to speak with a meteorologist, named Mark Stevens. Mark works for the Herald Argus and does the weekly forecasting. Not only does he forecast a bit, he also is a storm chaser! He said that he likes to forecast and that it is a lot of fun. He also said, “Chasing storms has always been my dream. I can drop just about anything to be able to go out and chase storms!” The big storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes are what draw a lot of students to meteorology. Some students aspire to be a meteorologist, but there some major setbacks with trying to be a meteorologist. The setbacks are different with the route you pick. Some kids want to be a storm chaser. Some want to be a weather man/woman. Others want to work for the National Weather Service or do research. No matter the route they choose all share at least two setbacks, those are being competition and money. Yes the thing that we work so hard for, some more than others, can be pretty hard to obtain in a world full of aspiring meteorologists. My only answer to these problems is time…

Meteorologists are ridiculed left and right and are not appreciated for all of the work that they have to do every day. Meteorologists are constantly observing the weather and trying to keep the public updated. Meteorologists are the people that you see on the television telling you what to wear every day. They put together the images of a radar...

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...y should be looked up to because without it our lives would be a whole lot harder to deal with.

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