Friday, August 08, 2014

Shreveport Station Becomes Weather Ready Nation Ambassador

KTAL/Channel 6/Shreveport has been designated by the National Weather Service as Weather Ready Nation Ambassador.  The NWS office in Shreveport says KTAL is the first station in Louisiana to become a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador.  The NWS website says the goal of the National Weather Service's Weather-Ready Nation initiative is increasing the nation's weather-readiness so that the country will be better prepared to protect, mitigate, and respond to and recover from weather-related disasters.

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, the Bossier Parish Library will work with the National Weather Service to strengthen the area's resilience against extreme weather by taking a leadership role in educating the public on weather hazards and promoting weather awareness activities in the community.


At 7:27 PM, August 08, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this means what exactly?

At 2:02 AM, August 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much did that cost, Mike?

At 1:10 PM, August 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a sham. It's almost as bad as Todd Warren wanting the people to think he has a doppler radar. They don't, but they show one in a KTAL weather rate ad. Fact is, Todd Warren can't be accurate without a doppler radar. During severe weather KTAL is no capable to keep-up. This make them look stupid.

At 7:04 PM, August 09, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of hype, smoke & mirrors at KTAL. But it makes for good promos, don'tcha think?

At 9:56 AM, August 10, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's deceiving people, so it's not right.

At 6:58 PM, August 11, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when has KTAL or any station around here cared about advertising ethics?

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At 9:52 AM, August 19, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the 3 big weather vendors doing such a great job with getting radar data from them, many stations that DID have their own radars don't anymore. I can cite a large market like Nashville for example. They have 4 stations that heavily promote their news and weather departments. Only one of those stations actually owns their own Doppler radar. It's not the #1 station for news in Nashville either. Go one market south and you have small market (relative to Nashville), Huntsville, AL, which has 3 news operations. All 3 stations have their own radars! With Dual Polar technology now available, I think the days of us seeing radar sweeps will slowly come to an end. Now I am going to go to YouTube and see if I can find some KTAL severe weather coverage to see what they do and how they perform during it.

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