September Forecaster of the Month

This was a terrible month for meteorologists, as we saw our passion – the weather – spin out of control and destroy the lives of so many people, first with Harvey concluding in Houston, then Irma in Florida, and finally, and perhaps most cataclysmicly,┬áMaria in Puerto Rico. Meteorologists tend to get blamed whenever this type of thing goes on, but the truth is, because of the preparations so many undertook, particularly for Irma, many, many lives were saved. Much of the verification we did at Victoria-Weather didn’t touch upon the hurricane influenced destruction in the southern US, but we all have a new respect for the fact that weather can change lives. In this month, where the weather was such an influence on the news and way of life for so many, Accuweather can claim that they were the best forecasters. Congratulations.