MUNCIE, IN -- As many of you may know this past week was severe weather preparedness week in Indiana. It is a week to get your severe weather preparations and plans in place before the storms arrive. There are many different things you need to know for severe weather and the WCRD and NewsLink Weather teams took this week to break them down. This included an interview with Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler to discuss the steps that the city takes to keep its residents ahead of the storm.
Monday: WCRD Forecaster and Assistant General Manager Michael Behrens talks about severe weather outlooks for Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Also on Monday NewsLink Indiana Chief Weather Forecaster Michael Behrens took time to break down how the Storm Prediction Center, or SPC, has changed the way they issue severe weather outlooks. The new system is explained in the video below.
Tuesday: WCRD Chief Weather Forecaster Cody Bailey talks about severe weather watches for Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Wednesday: WCRD Weather Forecaster Mitchell Pettit talks about severe weather warnings for Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week. (The test tornado warnings in this clip occurred on Thursday March 19, 2015)
Thursday: WCRD Weather Forecasters Ashley Baldwin and Samantha Garrett talk about response and recovery to severe storms for Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week. (The WCRD Severe Weather Preparedness Week Wrap-up occurred on March 20, 2015)
Friday: WCRD Chief Weather Forecaster Cody Bailey talks about long term recovery from severe storms for Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Mayor Dennis Tyler Interview: WCRD Weather Forecaster and Assistant General Manager Michael Behrens interviews Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler about the city's preparations for severe weather season as part of Indiana's Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Following these steps and staying up to date on severe weather information will help to keep you safe before, during, and after the storm. As always WCRD will be on the air and on Twitter ( @WCRDWX) to keep your informed of any expected severe weather and provide updates on the storms as they move through. In addition to NewsLink Indiana doing the same via Twitter (@NLIWeather), new this year with the opening of the Unified Media Lab and Video Studio NewsLink Indiana will be able to provide live streaming coverage of severe storms during the fall and spring semesters at Ball State. This coverage will be available via the NewsLink Indiana live stream link on the Ball State Daily website or by going to livestream.com and searching for NewsLink Indiana. Stay prepared Indiana!