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Changes Coming In Severe Weather Forecasting

NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center

Meteorologist are changing the way they issue forecasts in an effort to better inform the public when tornados, hail and high winds threaten an area. Starting October 22nd, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center will add the words "enhanced" and "marginal" to describe more accurately the impact severe weather could bring.  Mac McKee speaks with Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service John Cole about the threat level changes and how it could offer clarification on the necessary precautions to take during severe weather events.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.