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Background Information

Employment History

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida incorporated

Trusted Meteorologist

Local6.com

Chief Meteorologist

WKMG

Meteorologist

WHMI-FM, Livingston Radio Company

Meteorologist

WDIV

Affiliations

Board of Trustees Member
St. Luke

Member
meteorologist and St. Luke

Education

Western Kentucky University

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WKMG Local 6 News Team, Anchors, Reporters and Management Bios

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Tom Sorrells

The most trusted meteorologist in Central Florida, News 6's Tom Sorrells is dedicated to bringing you accurate weather reports for your neighborhood.


All entries are judged by an ...

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All entries are judged by an impartial panel of judges and this year's panel included Blake Bennet with American Cast Iron Pipe Company, and two media representatives Tom Sorrells with WKMG-TV Channel 6 and Brooks Tomlin with Fox 35.


Tom Sorrells, ...

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Tom Sorrells, WKMG's chief meteorologist, and Treanor attend the same church and have been friends for 15 years.


TOM, I LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA. BUT ...

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TOM, I LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO SEVERE WEATHER, USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU SEE WEATHER INFORMATION FROM AN UNOFFICIAL SORT, DON'T TRUST IT. REMEMBER THIS PICTURE. WAVES CRASHING INTO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. HOW ABOUT THIS ONE, STORM CLOUDS LOOMING OVER NEW YORK CITY. THEY'RE FAKE. FACEBOOK CREATIONS DURING HURRICANE SANDY. PEOPLE TWEET PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGES AND IT REALLY CAUSES MORE OF A DISTRACTION DURING THE EVENT.

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TOM, IT'S BIG, BOLD, AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND. MORE IMPORTANTLY IT'S HARD TO IGNORE. THIS IS THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER OF A STORM SURGE FORECAST. THE MAP CENTERS ON FORT MYERS AND SANIBEL ISLAND. THE RED INDICATES MORE THAN 9 FEET OF SURGE. GOLD MORE THAN 6 FEET. YELLOW MORE THAN 3 FEET OF WATER. AND BLUE UP TO 3 FEET. NOTICE HOW SPECIFIC THE GRAPHIC IS. THERE'S A PRECISION TO THE STORM SURGE FORECAST NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IT'S A COMBINATION OF SEVERAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENTS CONVERGING ALL AT ONCE. STORM SURGE SPECIALISTS JAMIE ROME SAYS HE'LL USE ALL THAT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP A STORM SURGE FORECAST FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA IF A STORM THREATENS US. WHAT CHANGES WILL OUR VIEWERS NOTICE? THE OLD WAY WE WOULD PAINT A BROAD BRUSH OVER THE COUNTIES, SAYING ALL THREE COUNTIES ARE VULNERABLE. THE NEW WAY IS VERY, VERY INTUITIVE, VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD. YOU LOOK AT THE MAP. IF YOU'RE IN ONE OF THOSE COLORED AREAS IN THE MAP, YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE. AGAIN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, NOTICE THE STORM SURGE THREAT IS NOT JUST ALONG THE COAST.
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THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION, TOM. THAT MEANS STAY PUT. DON'T CLOG UP THE ROADS. EVACUATIONS WILL BE ORDERED BASED ON STORM SURGE. IF WATER IS NOT A THREAT TO YOU, STAY HOME. HOPEFULLY YOU'VE DONE EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR HOME SAFE.
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TOM, I'M SURE IT WAS SCARY BACK THEN. IT'S SUPER COOL NOW. THE FIRST HURRICANE HUNTER WAS AN AIR FORCE COLONEL WHO FLY INTO THE EYE OF THE STORM DURING A DARE. THIS IS THE VERY PLANE THAT FLEW INTO A HURRICANE NOT ONCE BUT TWICE ON JULY 27th, 1943. ON A DARE, AN AIR FORCE PILOT FLEW THIS PLANE INTO 125-MILE AN HOUR WINDS. WHEN HE RETURNED, THE BASE METEOROLOGIST DEMANDED HE TAKE HIM INTO THE STORM. FROM THAT VERY FIRST FLIGHT, FORECASTERS REALIZED FLYING INTO HURRICANES CAN SAVE LIVES. SO ON THE BACK OF THE PLANE HERE. THE CAPTAIN HAS BEEN FLYING INTO STORMS FOR 14 YEARS. YOU CAN DEFINITELY PINPOINT MORE WHERE THE STORM IS GOING, WHAT THE TRACK IS GOING TO BE. SINCE 1851, WHEN RECORD KEEPING STARTED, MORE THAN 10,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE 488 HURRICANES AND TROPICAL STORMS THAT HAVE HIT FLORIDA. BUT A LARGE MAJORITY OF THOSE DIED BEFORE THAT FIRST HURRICANE HUNTER FLIGHT. WHY? WELL, BECAUSE PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW A STORM WAS COMING OR DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET OUT OF THE WAY. FOR EXAMPLE, IN 1919, THE KEY WEST HURRICANE KILLED 800 PEOPLE. ANOTHER 800 PEOPLE DIED IN THE 1926 MIAMI HURRICANE. THE OKEECHOBEE HURRICANE IN 1928, THE FOURTH LARGEST STORM TO HIT THE UNITED STATES EVER, KILLED 2,000 PEOPLE. NOW LOOK AT THE LIVES LOST IN POWERFUL STORMS. AFTER THE ADVENT OF HURRICANE HUNTERS. 1960, HURRICANE DONNA, 50 DEATHS. 1965, HURRICANE BETSY, 75 PERISHED. 1992, HURRICANE ANDREW, IT WAS A CATEGORY FIVE STORM AND 23 PEOPLE DIED. 2004, HURRICANE CHARLEY THE STRONGEST HURRICANE TO HIT THE U.S. SINCE ANDREW AND NINE PEOPLE DIED. THIS IS TODAY'S HURRICANE HUNTER THE P3D ORION. THE HURRICANE HUNTERS HAVE SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY. DRONES ARE GOING TO BE LAUNCHED OUT OF THESE CHUTES THIS YEAR DURING THE HURRICANE SEASON AND COULD MEAN A MUCH BETTER FORECAST. THIS IS AN ANIMATION OF THE COYOTE DRONE IN ACTION. AFTER IT DROPS OUT OF THE HURRICANE HUNTER, IT PARACHUTES INTO THE LOWER PORTION OF A STORM. OPENS UP AND BEGINS FLIGHT. DOWN TO AS LOW AS 20 FEET ABOVE THE OCEAN SURFACE. WE'LL GET THIS PICTURE OF WHAT THE STORMS ARE LOOKING LIKE. IAN IS A HURRICANE HUNTER METEOROLOGIST. THE INTENT IS TO PUT THOSE SYSTEMS WITH INSTRUMENTS THAT CAN FEED BACK TO THE AIRCRAFT, WHAT THE WINDS AND THE TEMPERATURES AND THE PRESSURES ARE DOING REALLY LOW, CLOSE TO THE SURFACE, WHERE WE'RE NOT CAPABLE OF GOING SAFELY. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. FROM THE COCKPIT TO THE CABIN, THIS PLANE IS PACKED WITH WEATHER COMPUTERS AND OTHER VITAL INSTRUMENTS. CHIEF AMONG THEM DOPPLER RADAR. THAT'S THE RADAR THAT DOES THE VERTICAL PART OF THE STORM. AS WE'RE FLYING THROUGH THE STORM, BETWEEN 5,000 AND 10,000 FEET, THAT'S THE RADAR THAT'S ACTUALLY GOING UP TO 40,000, 50,000 FEET TO DETERMINE HOW HIGH THE STORM IS ACTUALLY GOING AND GROWING AND HOW QUICKLY IT IS GROWING. IT'S THE MOST IMPACTFUL DATA WE CAN PROVIDE RIGHT NOW. THE INFORMATION IS TRANSMITTED TO THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IN REALTIME. BECAUSE YOU HAVE BETTER INITIAL DATA, YOU GET A BETTER FORECAST PRODUCT. THAT'S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. SO THE DATA FROM OUR DOPPLER RADAR GOES RIGHT INTO THE MODELS, RIGHT THEN AND THERE. WHAT'S REALLY EXCITING FOR METEOROLOGISTS LIKE US IS THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER WILL HAVE HURRICANE HUNTERS, DRONES AND WEATHER SATELLITES POSITIONED TOGETHER OVER AND INSIDE OF THE STORM AT THE SAME TIME. TREE DIFFERENT FORCES VERIFYING THE SIZE AND SPEED OF A STORM.
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FOR METEOROLOGIST ELIZABETH HART, TROY BRIDGES AND JULIE BROUGHTON, I'M CHIEF METEOROLOGIST TOM SORRELLS.


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