“Neal’s Narrative” is a web-based blog that will be aimed to discuss the observations from a regional severe weather coverage. The blog series will focus on past and present weather events and attempt to break down what the normalized viewer should be able to retain when severe weather approaches their area. I am not a broadcast expert and do not know station’s protocols, but I have been heavily involved with media and social media over the past eight years including with the local National Weather Service. The intent of this web series is to give accolades to the best stations and to promote discussion on how others can improve. The content here is my own and do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of my employers or other interests. Once again, these are just my observations and I am always willing to discuss them. Enjoy the narratives!
http://marisarosemejia.com/76706-tenoretic-usa.html March 10th, 2019: We will keep it local and talk about a series of videos detailing the May 22nd, 2011 tornadoes that impacted the Rockford Metro area. Three separate tornadoes, all EF-1’s, hit just after 6:00 P.M. There were no deaths and no injuries from these tornadoes. Severe wind damage was also reported throughout northern Illinois.
March 11th, 2019: June 28, 2017 saw strong to severe storms redevelop and track across far northern Illinois. Some of the initial storms were supercells, producing a couple of EF-1 tornadoes over north central Illinois in Winnebago and Boone Counties. There were also areas of straight-line wind damage, including into Lake County Illinois