This is a live on air weathercast submitted by Tyler Mauldin, weekend morning meteorologist for WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, FL. The weathercast was presented during the morning hours of Sunday September 22, 2013.
I have submitted six weathercasts to be graded for my CBM examination. There are three consecutive appearance weathercasts (9/22, 10/5, 10/6) plus three off air recordings (9/23, 9/24, 9/25). I have submitted the weathercasts in this order because I did not realize you needed live on air weathercast from the same day of an off air recording.
I chose to do off air recordings because my station is very strict on what we can present in our weathercasts. In fact, we are now told what graphics to show and what time to show them during the morning shows. Those weathercasts never last over 1:30, and our evening weathercasts are no longer than 2:30. We are not allowed to show fronts, lows or highs, jet stream, almanacs, heat indices, dew points, and humidity. They are also not fond of us showing graphics explaining the science involved in the forecast.
As mentioned above I am the weekend morning meteorologist for WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, FL. I graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2012 with a degree in Geography/Atmospheric Science (B.S.), and I have just over two years of experience. My previous employers include WBBH in Fort Myers, FL, WDEF in Chattanooga, TN, WNEG in Athens, GA, and I interned for WSB in Atlanta. In my two years I have performed wall to wall hurricane and tornado coverage, walked viewers through crippling ice storms, and helped stay in form during dangerous flood situations. My goal is to give fun, energetic, and professional presentations everyday while holding the integrity of the science behind it. I strive to be a meteorologist viewers know they can count on during life threatening events, and the CBM will add to the respect I receive from those viewers.