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🇯🇲🇹🇹🇺🇸 / in search of my most authentic self - on and off-air / meteorologist @nbcconnecticut / @psumeteo /
Nov 11, 2020 5 tweets 6 min read
It's Wednesday so it's time for Wednesday's Weather Word (an exclusively online subsidiary of the #ScienceBehind series)
Today's word is "analemma"

#13newsnow #STEM #STEMeducation #STEMed #astronomy Our friends (because we're all friends in science) at Stanford put together this cool site with some analemma plots from Greece ☀️

solar-center.stanford.edu/art/analemma.h…
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Nov 11, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
The sleeveless police really are something else.

Before you press 'send' - Would you say those things to my coworkers who are shaped differently (read: thinner) than me? I'm here to do the WEATHER for Hampton Roads' most accurate forecasting team.
Not have my body picked apart by strangers.

Y'all really wouldn't walk up to a stranger on the street and say those things. Why y'all walking in my inbox/mentions?
Oct 1, 2020 8 tweets 8 min read
So I didn't have a Wednesday Weather Word (a subsidiary of the #ScienceBehind franchise) yesterday. So here's one for you on this (not) Wednesday: #BlueMoon

Yes I know this is astronomy not weather but it's timely so stick with me here
#13newsnow #STEM #Astronomy #fullmoon Check out this stellar (or should I say 'lunar'?) photo on our Skyview from this morning.

This month we have TWO #fullmoon, the first is today's #HarvestMoon and the second, a rare Halloween Blue Moon.
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Aug 31, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
delete that footage 😂
#BlackPanther #WakandaForever hey auntie
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Aug 19, 2020 11 tweets 9 min read
Good morning! Someone sent me a photo to ID last week and I thought it'd be a perfect time to bring back Wednesday's Weather Word (a subsidiary of #ScienceBehind)

#13newsnow #STEMeducation Image Hard to spell
Difficult to say (at least for me)
And sometimes even challenging to see.

This sight is usually seen better around sunrise or sunset, due to the scattering of light during those times.
#STEMeducation #ScienceBehind
Aug 5, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
each step of your life really prepares you for the next. i'm sitting here thinking about how #isaias affected us in VA/NC and how if i never moved to Iowa, i might not have gotten the level of tornado/severe weather experience to prepare me for tropical coverage.

as tough as it was out there, i have no choice but to be grateful 🙏🏾
Jul 18, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
good morning, especially to any other black women and men who are not fully confident in/comfortable with their natural hair. i see you working on yourself, too 🖤 lupus and genetics = my hair is thin+probably weak. i still dk what im doing but she still grows

i don't need compliments.. just full #selflove which is still in progress

PS no, i won't wear my hair on TV. too much work and it needs protective styling+care vs manipulation 🤷🏾‍♀️ Image
Jul 9, 2020 5 tweets 6 min read
Good morning, neighbors

Low pressure near Wilmington, NC has an even higher chance of tropical development with this morning's update.

#13newsnow #13weather #tropics Image The system is producing heavy rain but the question remains as to whether heavy rain stays out to sea or some of our neighborhoods get clipped with it

No flash flood watch as of this morning but that could change as invest #98L starts moving north

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Jul 8, 2020 11 tweets 11 min read
Good morning!
Last week we talked about aphelion and this week I've got something I call #WednesdaysWord (an obviously extremely creative name for a subsidiary of #ScienceBehind).

So let's do some science, shall we?
#STEMeducation #STEMed Last week, we spent time in space so let's bring it a little closer with noctilucent clouds

☁️ (the clouds don't really look like this but twitter emojis just ain't there yet so we make do 🤷🏾‍♀️)
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Jul 4, 2020 6 tweets 5 min read
If you caught the 6pm, then I mentioned that it took 2 days for me to give up perfectionism and give y'all a graphic.

Over 48 hours. Tonight is a #FullMoon 🌕
Check the southern sky to see the "buck" moon after sunset.

#Jupiter and #Saturn🪐 will also be close to the moon (Jupiter appears closer to the moon, btw)

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Jul 1, 2020 11 tweets 9 min read
Y'all remember my series #ScienceBehind that used to air on Wednesdays? It's cool if you don't - a LOT has been going on.

I don't have a new video but let's do a new installment via tweet thread (I know it's not an innovative idea but I remembered there's science this week) Okay so on New Year's Day, we aired a segment on perihelion 🌍. Shameless plug here if you want a refresher



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Jun 23, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
I just finished inuyasha for the first time decided to look up where the movies fit in and ended up in r/inuyasha

yall 😂
Jun 20, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
FLOOD advisories are up due to heavy rain coming down. Watch out for water buildup and areas near creeks, rivers and streams.

#13newsnow #13weather Image FLASH FLOOD WARNING for #Chesapeake, #Norfolk and #Portsmouth neighbors until 5:15pm.

This heavy rain is expected to raise water levels quickly (if it hasn't already).

Let me know where you're seeing flooding.
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Jan 15, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
. @CherylNelsonTV discussing negativity in the newsroom - fear of calling out sick, working long stretches, split shifts, verbal abuse, fear of retaliation

#AMS2020 #AMS100 To sum up the survey

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Jan 15, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
Interesting chart on the bigger 3 social media platforms.

#AMS2020 #AMS100 @AMSBroadcastCon Image Examples for different types of social posts across platforms

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Jan 15, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
ATTN K-12 TEACHERS: @ametsoc is offering a certification for you!

#AMS2020 #AMS100 #13newsnow Image Some background on the @AMSeducation program for those unfamiliar with it

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Jan 15, 2020 7 tweets 6 min read
. @jmnese and @roblydick from @psumeteo presenting on science and communication at Penn State

#AMS2020 #AMS100 Image . @WeatherWorldPSU has plenty of history and produced many alumni working across the country

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Jan 14, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
. @HellerWeather discussing meteorology marketing. We are producers, creators, forecasters, presenters, graphic artists and more as broadcaster

#AMS2020 #AMS100 Image When we're not on air or tracking storms, we're not essential. That should scare you.

Uploading the 6pm weather hit is old before you put it on digital

#AMS2020 #AMS100
Jan 14, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Todd Glickman and Craig Allen talking now in @AMSBroadcastCon

#AMS2020 #AMS100 Image Don't let only the graphics tell the weather story

#AMS2020 #AMS100
Aug 19, 2018 6 tweets 6 min read
@mboltonwx @nwas @ametsoc @AMSEarlyCareer Imposter syndrome in meteorology as a WOC is very real. Many days I feel like my colleagues (not necesarily at my current station) may not see me as smart/capable/eloquent/etc enough or that I got to where I am because of a "quota" and not my degree. 1/ @mboltonwx @nwas @ametsoc @AMSEarlyCareer Many days I feel like I am not smart/capable/eloquent/etc enough because I don't see too many WOC in the weather community. We're out here but the numbers in comparison are low. There's an unspoken pressure I think when you're one of few and 2/