Meteorologist Douglas informs Twin Cities TV viewers about local weather, and his eclectic volume on the subject holds together by emphasizing safety strategies for use in dangerous weather. Definitely a trait qualifying the work for library use, the safety angle is focused on the U.S and packed with a compendium of historical information about disasters. He also contributes his perspective as the weatherman, who seems to authoritatively predict the future, by stressing that forecasting is more an art than a science. Douglas devotes a good portion of the text to the technology on which forecasting relies, explaining the collection of data from radar and satellites, and their crunching by computer models. Packaged with copious imagery, Douglas' advice is a comforting source for readers wanting to prepare for the next thunderstorm, tornado, or hurricane. Gilbert TaylorCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
“Paul uses his 25 years...as a meteorologist to let readers explore the why and how of weather.” —Mike Seidel, Weather Channel meteorologist
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