By Storm Team 12 Meteorologist Ross Janssen (WICHITA, Kan.)
Tracking severe weather and the ever-changing conditions here in Kansas requires more than just experience and knowledge. It means using a variety of different tools to understand the severity of each storm. Just like every other form of technology...it's constantly changing.
You've probably noticed, Storm Team 12 recently upgraded our equipment to high definition. This means a better product for you, the viewer - but it also meant a significant amount of learning for our meteorologists.
There's an enourmous amount of weather data available to meteorologists. Because the conditions are always changing, that information must be as accurate as possible and available in a timely fashion.
Weather Central's unique display of severe weather is one of the main reasons we decided to bring their tools into our storm center. From radar to temperatures, weather information is collected in Madison, checked for errors, and then sent to us via satellite. Seconds later, we get that data directly to you.