A Weather Widow’s Mother’s Day

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A Weather Widow’s Mother’s Day

Since it was Mother’s Day yesterday, I decided I should take the day off. No sense working on my special day, right? Because of my “holiday” I am doing my Sunday Summary a day late. Of course, my Mother’s Day wasn’t anything extraordinary. It was like every other day in most ways. My husband went to work, and I stayed home to take care of the girls. Obviously not the dream Mother’s Day. Being the wife of a NWS meteorologist, I don’t expect to be able to celebrate most holidays or special days in the “normal” way. Last year, I did

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Weather Widow

My husband, Chris, is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS), a federal agency under NOAA. Before you ask, because I know many of you will, he is not on T.V. He is not a T.V. meteorologist. He works for the government. The meteorologists for the NWS are the ones that many T.V. meteorologists go to for their forecasts. (Not all, though. Larger markets usually employ real meteorologists and have the technology to support them, but they still may consult with NWS before putting out their forecast.)  The NWS issues all the weather watches and warnings, too. There are

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The T.V. to Myself

Before my husband and I married, we had lengthy discussions about his unusual work schedule. He does not work your typical 9 to 5, Monday through Friday schedule.  Chris is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS). Weather never stops.  Weather is a 24 hour/7 days a week, 365 days a year occurrence.  As such, meteorologists across the country work around the clock tracking the weather.  These men and women of the National Weather Service are not the people you see on T.V.  The vast majority of the people “forecasting” the weather on T.V. get their forecasts from those

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Eating Lunch with Daddy

My husband, Chris, is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS).  His job is not a 9 to 5 job.  The weather is 24 hours/7 days a week.  As such, the meteorologist work varying shifts around the clock every day of the year (Chris sometimes has day shifts and other times has overnight shifts).  Often, we do not see Chris on the weekends, because he works most of them.  His weekends may be a Monday and Tuesday instead of a Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, he works 7 days in a row, most weeks, before he gets a day off.

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