Why Become A Meteorologist? Weather Affects Everyone! Weather Affects Everyone! Being Able to Predict the Weather Saves Lives!!! Being Able to Predict the Weather Saves Lives!!!
How to Become A Meteorologist Take an interest in math and physics. Take an interest in math and physics. Pursue higher education and internships Pursue higher education and internships Become a weather watcher for your local TV station Become a weather watcher for your local TV station Visit your local weather service office Visit your local weather service office Get familiar with weather forecasting tools: i.e. satellite and radar images Get familiar with weather forecasting tools: i.e. satellite and radar images Observe your surroundings!!!! Observe your surroundings!!!!
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Fujita Tornado Damage Scale Scale Wind Estimate (MPH) Typical Damage F0 < 73 Light – Some damage to chimneys, branches broken, signs damaged. F173-112 Moderate – Peels surface off roofs; mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned. F2113-157 Considerable – Roofs torn off frame houses, mobile homes demolished, large trees snapped F3158-206 Severe – Roofs and some walls torn off well constructed homes, trains overturned F4207-260 Devastating – Well-constructed homes leveled; cars thrown and large missiles generated F5261-318 Incredible – Strong frame houses leveled off foundation and swept away, trees debarked