Do you rely on the National Weather Service?

July 15, 2008 7:15:40 AM PDT
article| David Murphy| Absolutely. In fact, Channel 6 weather staffers have an active relationship with the meteorologists at our local Mount Holly, New Jersey, National Weather Service office. We attend seminars on local weather there. We have an online hook-up through which we communicate with the NWS during severe weather events. Through this relationship, we often get the early word on Watches and Warnings that are about to be posted. We also provide storm damage information that helps the NWS verify what they were seeing on radar and aides in future storm coverage. Frankly, everyone who lives in this region is lucky to have such a talented group of government weather trackers working here. At Channel 6, we consider our relationship with the the local NWS a vital component in bringing our viewers the best possible forecast.