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Media Workshop
October 19, 2010

On October 19, 2010, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City in conjunction with Fox 24/ABC (WGXA) television station in Macon, Georgia sponsored a media workshop for media outlets in north and central Georgia. Thirteen people were in attendance. The workshop was largely attended by the Macon media and was the second of its kind held this year, the first of which was held in Atlanta and focused on El Nino, storm statistics for north and central Georgia and up and coming radar technology.

The goal of the workshop was to enhance weather service and media relations and to discuss new techniques and exchange ideas. One of the major topics of discussion was the differences between central and north Georgia flash flood/flood characteristic and the need for CoCoRaHs observers. Other topics addressed were similar to those at the media workshop in Atlanta and included a review of the severe weather and flash flood statistics for north and central Georgia, a review of the 2010 hurricane season and the 2010-2011 Winter/Spring outlook based on the impacts of La Nina. The workshop was concluded with an open forum where television and NWS Meteorologists could discuss any remaining questions.

[ Macon Media Workshop. ]
Television and NWS Meteorologists at the Media Workshop held in Macon, GA.
[ Macon Media Workshop. ]
Kent Frantz (Hydrologist - NWS Peachtree City) presents information on the definition of a flood.


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