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News On 6 Meteorologists Man 'Battle Stations' During Severe Weather

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Each member of the WARN Team has a role to play during severe weather. Each member of the WARN Team has a role to play during severe weather.
Storm trackers report from the field. Storm trackers report from the field.
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We're taking you behind the scenes at News On 6, so you can see exactly what we do to keep you and your family safe.

"We've got a tornado warning now in effect," said Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer.

"One of my primary roles is to anaylize data," Alan Crone said. "I'm looking for where storms are gonna develop, when they're going to develop."

Mike Grogan: "My role is to coordinate up to eight trackers who are spanning Green Country. Radar can only tell us so much. To have a tracker on the ground is giving us the ability to have eyes in the field, and give viewers exactly the knowledge of what's going on."

"I'm getting hit by 80 mph wind," a storm tracker reports.
 
"When storms start to fire and Travis is at the weather wall, I'll run radar for Travis, and we'll analyze storms not only using reflectivity or volocity, but we have many other products that we'll be using," said Stacia Knight, WARN Team meteorologist.

Ahead Of The Storm

"During severe weather my role is to run radar as well," said Lacey Swope. "So we have two seperate systems to run radar. Stacia runs it for Travis, I'll be analyzing radar and looking at different aspects of the storm. Sometimes we have not just one tornadic storm, sometimes we have three - maybe four. 

"It's important to know which one's strongest, which one's threatening homes, which one's threatening livelihoods."
 
"On a really significant weather day, then it's all hands on deck," said meteorologist Alan Crone. "So, I'm here not only in the morning, but the afternoon and evening. I'm helping Travis and the team."

Stephen Nehrenz: "My primary job during severe weather is social media. If someone loses power and is not able to see us on air, they can maybe stream us on our app or even following along on our Twitter feeds and facebook feeds. Social media becomes incredibly important to get out that life-saving information."

"There are so many storms we can have in Oklahoma. So many different types of variables go into play, which one becomes stronger and when. It takes a whole team of people to keep everyone in our area safe," said News On 6 meteorologist Lacey Swope.

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