When tragedy strikes related to weather, meteorologist are often asked why we warn people to stay away from the bad weather and we run toward it!
I read an accuweather blog the other day that hit the nail right on the head. I thought I would share it with you:
“As meteorologists, we have a responsibility to keep the public safe in any way possible.
Simply put, we do it to save lives. When we are out chasing storms, we have the best forecasting tool available, our eyes. Unlike radar and satellite imagery, we can see what is going on in realtime. We don't have to wait five minutes for the next radar scan to come in, instead we are watching it as it is happening.