August 1, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 3/21/2014

"Everybody loves weather."

-- Melissa Griffin

How many times have forecasters called for showers and storms, yet it's nice and sunny at your house — or vice versa?

Here's your chance to join a group of weather-watchers whose mission is to help forecasters get it right.

"I've been kind of a weather nut my whole life," said Jan Lederman, explaining why each day he records rainfall in his backyards and sends the information to the National Weather Service in Miami.

If any of his readings are 3 inches or more, the weather service might immediately issue an urban flood advisory, said meteorologist Evelyn Rivera, who helps coordinate the group of 100 or so grassroots volunteers.

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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